Take a look at how graphic designers use non-traditional materials to turn typical assignments (brochures, promotions, holiday greetings, posters) into out-of-the-ordinary pieces. These are concepts that just can't be carried off with plain paper. So the designers make their own papers. They invent unusual bindings. They pioneer uses for copper, burlap bags, acrylics, glass, drywall, coconut husks, pizza boxes, paint cans... The resulting designs, showcased in this book, go far beyond the visual to deliver powerful, tactile impressions. In step-by-step projects, you'll find out how these memorable and uniquely appropriate pieces were conceived, designed and produced - in quantities from tens to hundreds. Plus, you'll find production tips, cost-cutting advice, and intriguing ideas on how to use these exciting materials in your own work.