Clever folding brochure
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Funkgun
8 months ago
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Clever folding brochure
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659
8 months ago

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twillstein
131
8 months ago

Client: I see...

Vendor: They are very unique and have an organic...intuitive des.....ign.... Sir?

Client: Sorry, I didn't realize you were still here. Please leave.

theredcactous05
10
8 months ago

Vendor: I’m an A I machine

Client: lifting desert eagle I See....

legoguy3155
7
8 months ago

Detroit become human

Sed_lyf
2
8 months ago

*metahuman

Turns his left arm into a machine gun. Vendor : Give or take u decide

Client : ok ok its rewind time

Vendor : Ah ha ha ! Das haa

TThmales
2
8 months ago

This escalated very quickly

theredcactous05
1
8 months ago

Fortnite, mafia boss

twillstein
1
8 months ago

Vendor: lifts common sparrow

Client: I know now that we have entered into a game of biggie-smallie! (lifts 90's pay phone from under desk)

s_s
7
8 months ago

Client: "OK, I'll take one for each prospective student. I'll let the administrators know tuition has to go up $100 this year."

Client puts on resume: "Negotiated $32,000,000 advertising campaign."

the_bipolar_bear
214
8 months ago

Clever. but I'd be worried about that being overly complicated for a brochure, no?

Funkgun
120
8 months ago

Actually, you’re probably right. Probably fairly expensive too.

elkku
101
8 months ago

Yep, had a project and the client wanted just that. When they saw the quote it quickly became a tri-fold.

stetsosaur
77
8 months ago

Lol yep. Not to mention, it’s pretty difficult for this format to work. Hierarchy needs to be almost circular and you need to include content that works for multiple “states” of the piece.

It’s a novelty. It’s cool, interesting, it’s expensive, but not ideal for conveying a message.

If it ain’t broke.

cgiall420
-133
8 months ago
stetsosaur
42
8 months ago

Not in general, but I've been a print designer for years and have created marketing material using this exact format on multiple occasions. Just reporting my experience since it's relevant here.

drk_evns
26
8 months ago

Art Director here. Nothing you said was overly flashy, just true.

stetsosaur
17
8 months ago

Yeah I think our friend here is just a troll.

thefreshscent
6
8 months ago

He's a T_D user who refers to people as snowflakes, so yeah, most likely a troll.

[deleted]
-25
8 months ago

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PurdueKenny
8
8 months ago

Your comment was reported several times, please remember the human in your comments.

cgiall420
-44
8 months ago

Oh really I thought I was talking to a raccoon. Good to know I am in a sub full of snowflakes though. Will keep it in mind going forward.

papusman
11
8 months ago

People are still saying "snowflake" unironically, huh? Wild.

CIoud10
24
8 months ago

That’s for people who act smarter than they are, not for comments that are actually intelligent.

Rollow
1
8 months ago
leesfer
28
8 months ago

"If you turn to page 4 we have information on..."

How the fuck do I get to page 4?

s0m-81
5
8 months ago

Looks like university acceptance offer. They got to do something with all that tuition fee!

gdubh
3
8 months ago

Yes. Great for far less info.

devildunkard
164
8 months ago

This give me so much anxiety on a pre-press imposition level.

hennem11
46
8 months ago

Literally I just thought “wtf does that dieline even look like??”

mustang__1
13
8 months ago

Hell

im_coolest
29
8 months ago

My designers would kill me

impablomations
27
8 months ago

I used to work in print design and I think if I came up with something like that, the guys in the finishing department would be waiting for me in the car park after work.

CheValierXP
3
8 months ago

I would actually love to work on these stuff. Any idea how it works?

goldenbug
18
8 months ago

"So, Trevor from (insert hip ad agency) called and wants to know if we can..."

"Let me stop you right there. There are two answers; no, and 10 grand, minimum"

ks406
10
8 months ago

Couldn’t agree more. This will probably give me nightmares

devildunkard
24
8 months ago

On phone with advertising:

"You want how many glues on folds? You want everything to bleed too? Use spot colors, but has to run CMYK digital? And Diecuts!!!!"

Then I wake up in a cold sweat...

mustang__1
1
8 months ago

Wait...am I not supposed to ask for those things?

Apini
1
8 months ago

I’ve been watching it repeatedly trying to figure out how to lay it out. I’ve done a few unique sliding ones but this is another level

wakaleka
1
8 months ago

Ha! Can relate.

chadjardine
153
8 months ago

I’ve used these before. The value is that recipients play with them and can’t put them down.

They aren’t as expensive as you might think. About $1 but minimum quantities are pretty huge. Makes it an expensive thing to try. But cool!

Punkrockpariah
11
8 months ago

Yeah people here are shitting on these brochures but they are definitely more memorable than a simple one. I proposed designing one of these for a project a few years ago the problem is that the printer we worked with didn’t do that kind of stuff but they are really good and as you said, people love trying to figure out how they work and they’re more likely to take it home and keep it than to throw it away right away as they would with most things.

If you can afford it, I think it works well.

Craigalous
35
8 months ago

Can it tell me who has a crush on me??

But really, that's amazing.

siquieri
19
8 months ago

HOW?

hedgehogketchup
24
8 months ago

It’s very simple to make! It’s known as a ‚Flexagon‘.

siquieri
2
8 months ago

I need to see the back to try to understand lol

s0m-81
25
8 months ago

Vihart (maths youtuber) on hexa-flexagons: https://youtu.be/VIVIegSt81k

wavymulder
1
8 months ago

thanks for sharing, I saw this video years ago and was never able to find it again :)

lumpernoodle
4
8 months ago

I made one of these for a graduate project! There are good tutorials on YouTube. Just search “infinity folding card”. It’s not too hard to make.

Meychelanous
2
8 months ago

This thing is very simple, a snack in my country included a small one with spongebob scene.

slightlystoopidest
18
8 months ago

Hey, thats my uni, awesome

SoullessUnit
7
8 months ago

Hey, that makes you my sworn rival, awesome ;)

K3OWN
5
8 months ago

Ntu?

SoullessUnit
3
8 months ago

Naturally

Tallahossee
6
8 months ago

Same!

RadiationTitan
13
8 months ago

I used to play with these as a kid. My dad would bring home all sorts of gimmicks and gadgets from tech shows he would be flown to and he’d come home with a whole bag full of amazing and weird stuff. He’d sometimes pull something useful out for himself and let me play with the rest.

This format seemed to be quite popular in the early 2000s.

twitchosx
10
8 months ago

That must have been a nightmare to design.

edwnx
3
8 months ago

just fold a piece of paper like how you want the brochure to be folded, then on the folded paper mark every section and unfold.

PatatietPatata
1
8 months ago

Yep, I've had to make a wedding invitation where the right hand part is folded as an origami crane (left is a simple, flat, space for the text) with the color pattern applied 'flat' throughout so to have continuity on the bird meant that the printed/unfolded invite was a bit weird.

It's not hard if you can manipulate the model.

ruffsnap
2
8 months ago

Honestly lol

For that quality (not saying it’s super amazing, but still pretty good) someone put in a good many hours!

[deleted]
1
8 months ago

I work at this uni in the department that produced it and from what I hear it cause a lot of headaches.

twitchosx
1
8 months ago

Im sure it did! I've designed some shit that was like "WTF?" but this looks like a nightmare.

lonnstar
7
8 months ago

A company that makes them: https://www.logoloop.eu/en/

UltraChilly
9
8 months ago

there's something I don't get with printers who don't give prices online... I mean, there are two variables: number of inks and quality of paper, how hard is it to make a form with multiple choices giving me a quote? am I the only one completely ignoring printers who don't give prices on their websites?

amontpetit
5
8 months ago

Quantity is your third factor actually. Number of inks past “1” and below “7” is largely inconsequential nowadays.

UltraChilly
1
8 months ago

Yeah, of course, wrote that a bit too quickly, but quantity is probably the biggest factor

rob_nhood
6
8 months ago

Need a template for this if anyone has it

[deleted]
4
8 months ago

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McPhage
3
8 months ago

I don't think you pasted in the link you meant to.

10lbhammer
13
8 months ago

I believe it was what we refer to in the biz as a "joke."

WannabeWonk
6
8 months ago

What in the absolute fuck

newguyherelol
1
8 months ago

took the words out of my mouth

redpanther69
5
8 months ago

Flexing your college acceptance 😤

OverclockedPotatoe
5
8 months ago

How is that ducky one 2 treating you? I am planning on buying a ducky one 2mini.

Funkgun
2
8 months ago

I cannot take credit for this. But Id miss my number pad.

Cakepufft
1
8 months ago

Just buy a separate one and place it on the left. Numpad on right is archaic.

Zaphoid411
4
8 months ago
zoinks-is-that-rape
3
8 months ago

Ayyyy I got one as well Nottingham offer holder

Tasman_Ninja
5
8 months ago

Ahh

So that’s why university costs so much

hashtag-overrated-
4
8 months ago

I have an interview for Nottingham in March. Hopefully I will get one of these

LockedDown
3
8 months ago

WITCH(PAPER)CRAFT!

MarcMurray92
3
8 months ago

Nice key caps!

GrayishEyes
3
8 months ago

The first thing I saw was that mechanical keyboard.

toddlemieux
3
8 months ago

Awesome design but, yes, the production / pre-press would totally stress me out! Lol

tommy_oak
2
8 months ago
newguyherelol
2
8 months ago

Seems hard to film with just one hand!

sufferpain
2
8 months ago

but i saw stuff like this many many years ago. 10 maybe or even more

Lazy_Cana
2
8 months ago

I'd have a hard time closing it

lift_spin_d
2
8 months ago

i call black magic

tupac_chopra
2
8 months ago

hey - i've used that stock photo before!

Stickers_
2
8 months ago

We had this as a security brochure at our firm. We fiddled with it instead of reading it.

TheRealBigLou
2
8 months ago

Ha! We made this in design school for an assignment. It's really neat, but a complete and utter PIA to pull off right.

UltraChilly
2
8 months ago

As a designer I think it looks fun to make, as a customer I think whoever gives me this can afford to give me a 30% discount on whatever they're selling.

TheAnvil411
2
8 months ago

I did one of these for a client recently, beautiful but bloody hard to design!

AManSoNice
2
8 months ago

Its called an Infinity Fold, and they are very hard to design properly.

Colorless267
2
8 months ago

r/blackmagicfuckery would love this

Man-Bear-Pig-101
2
8 months ago

This is beyond science

jamesbretz
2
8 months ago

So joking aside, what do you think the actual cost is for these?

Funkgun
2
8 months ago

Man, it is hard. I mean the overall product is probably change to make materials wise, but the design costs and putting them together might be 1-2$ a card . Depending on volume discount.

ringmethebel
2
8 months ago

I think I'm in love rn

raddits
2
8 months ago

So 25% of the reasons to go to this school is you can go abroad to another hopefully better school?

Frogger213
1
8 months ago

I think you’re missing the point. It’s not about whether going to another school is better but rather the experience someone living in the UK would have studying in say, California for a year

ningirl42
2
8 months ago

I love this so much.

ethanwerch
2
8 months ago

“Yeah buts gonna be a bitch to fold back u— what??”

LessIsMoi
2
8 months ago

Great UI, terrible UX

andrewhewins123
2
8 months ago

Nottingham uni?

glassyice
2
8 months ago

I want one

lintan96
2
8 months ago

I am so confused rn and feeling uncomfortable with my confusion

[deleted]
2
8 months ago

Our company had to something like that once... for Christmas... in 14 days... without specific cutting machines... it was a pain in the ass and mostly because we are a protected workshop with people who got disabilities and 3 of us were able to cut and glue all of them together.

thedude1367
2
8 months ago

Yo why do I find this oddly satisfying 😂

sebt237
2
8 months ago

I got one of these in the post yesterday and you beat me to posting it. Damn

Funkgun
1
8 months ago

It’s reddit, just post it to a different sub :)

sendtomela
2
8 months ago

Interesting ! The university I graduated - The University of Nottingham

Thank you OP for letting me know about this brochure

NamasteFly
2
8 months ago

I guess I'm off to get some very complicated business cards printed.

[deleted]
2
8 months ago

I got this in the post today smh

Friendlyvoices
2
8 months ago

Our office was sent these from a printing company. It's certainly cool, but a really expensive print.

FormalElements
1
8 months ago

I personally hate these.

Macaroni19
1
8 months ago

oh wow

Imsosorryyourewrong
1
8 months ago

Looks cool, but utter shit for practicality

Qekt
1
8 months ago

Interesting, but seems a bit complex no?

false_compassion
1
8 months ago

I once made this kind of birthday invitations for my nephew. It was 5 hours well spent for 20 invitations. All by hand. They were a hit but I would never do it again, now I keep them simple

mrsoojay
1
8 months ago

Christ, that design was old when I used it back in 1997. It's a gimmick, nothing more.

Joshuawhitter
1
8 months ago

Psshhh. Had these at Bible camp.

luskaduska
1
8 months ago

Does anyone know where to find a template or the name of this brochure fold technique?

Treatycole
1
8 months ago

University of Maine has the same things

splitplug
1
8 months ago

It's just a company, Logoloop, that tries to sell these to universities and other businesses. They've tried to get us to do it (University of Miami), but our office thought they looked cheap. This was a few years ago.

Ronniezrzr
1
8 months ago

Fantastic. But really that useful?