Twelve Identities. A Letterhead Book on French Paper originated in a classroom at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where Minneapolis-based graphic designer Laurie DeMartino was an instructor. A letterhead design assignment was given to senior students, from which twelve were selected for inclusion in the publication. Each letter contains a short, typically offbeat introduction to the identity of the design’s creator, based on a fill-in-the-blank form letter. Participating students include Paul Bastyr, Zack Custer, Sina Goudarzi, Nathan Hinz, Eric Kassel, Jill Kuczmarski, Sean Lien, Julie Osmundson, Paulina Reyes, Ken Sakurai, Christine Schulte, and Lucy Schultz. A tour de force of printing and finishing techniques gives the publication its distinctive look and feel. Employing duotones, tritones, embossing, engraving, letterpress, french-folds, perforations, and tip-ons among other techniques, it was printed in four-color process inks throughout with the addition of special inks in metallic silver, opaque white, and various spot colors.