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    HAI GUYS.

    I have a few questions for you all. Since graduating, I've gotten into the habit of finding and squirrelling away brochures, flyers, cards, annual reports, posters with designs that I find pretty/interesting.

    It's getting a little messy in my room.

    So. Do many of you do this as well? I'm thinking of just taking pictures/scanning the items I like instead of keeping them around indefinitely. Some pieces I keep because I like the texture of the paper, but for the most part my job does NOT involve choosing paper (unfortunately) and I do have a few paper sample booklets as it is. Would that be a good idea?

    Thanks!

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    I never throw anything out .. so don't ask me
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    • #3
      yea im a bit of a pack rat too. just get a filing cabinet and start sort things out. at least that way you can have it all in one place and have it somewhat organized.

      "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

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      • #4
        I have 3 folders in my filing cabinet stuffed with printed items I like. Every once in a while I go through and clean out the outdated items. I do reference it though. I like to touch and feel and see the actual printed color so I wouldn't recommend scanning them. My 2 cents anyways.

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        • #5
          I never throw anything out .. so don't ask me
          I hear that. My mom is constantly saying how she barely kept anything as a kid, yet she's as bad as I am. Just trade books/annual reports for table linens and random furniture.
          I have 3 folders in my filing cabinet stuffed with printed items I like. Every once in a while I go through and clean out the outdated items. I do reference it though. I like to touch and feel and see the actual printed color so I wouldn't recommend scanning them. My 2 cents anyways.
          There are a few pieces that I have mostly for the design, since the piece itself is really nothing spectacular. The ones with, say, metallic inks and diecuts are the ones that I KNOW I'll keep. By the way, when do you consider a piece out of date?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gluhen
            when do you consider a piece out of date?
            You'll know. Like the brochure I had saved one time that used soft edged photos and used Papyrus for the headlines - it got old.
            Last edited by balou; 05-03-2007, 10:09 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by balou
              You'll know. Like the brochure I had saved one time that used soft edged photos and used Papyrus for the headlines - it got old.
              Papyrus was new?

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              • #8
                Rub it in you whippersnapper! You'll get yours! Check the link I added to my last post - what once was hot, eventually is not.

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                • #9
                  i got on this list once by filling out a form (i think it was with Barron's), where they would send me a copy of a massive number of companies' annual reports. so, for a period of a couple of years, every january or so, these boxes and boxes of annual reports would start showing up.

                  i mean, folks usually pull out all the stops on annual reports, so you can pretty much be assured of some outstanding concepts. and, oddly enough, a large amount of shite. please, don't do your company's annual report in word...
                  Remember: Wherever you go, there you are.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by balou
                    You'll know. Like the brochure I had saved one time that used soft edged photos and used Papyrus for the headlines - it got old.
                    You just described my first freelance brochure that I did while in college about 12 years ago. I had no idea I had that kind of impact!
                    all other forms of advertising that fall out of that realm, missed the short bus to design school. - d-frag

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by INDY GS
                      You just described my first freelance brochure that I did while in college about 12 years ago. I had no idea I had that kind of impact!
                      That was you?! We are not worthy!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by balou
                        You'll know.
                        *hurl*
                        Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

                        N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Exodus
                          *hurl*
                          LOL! Sorry to ruin your lunch Ex!

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                          • #14
                            I don't like McDonalds anyway...
                            Let me see you make decisions without your televisions.

                            N.A.N.K.A. "We Kick Because We Care."

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                            • #15
                              I wouldn't scan them because it's the printing techniques and stock or folding that attracts me. I throw out a bunch of my treasures every time we move house.

                              I also used to horde paper. Unprinted sheets of lovely lovely paper.
                              It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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