Bringing Comp to Life

An Interview with Aron Fay

Jonathan Simcoe
Oct 17, 2017 · 7 min read
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The iconic poster of Michael Bierut’s 90 composition notebooks. Designed by Michael Bierut and Hamish Smyth.
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Samples of composition notebooks from Aron’s research.
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Final wrapped cover boards with Aron’s hand-designed pattern.
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Comp covers going to press.
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Inside detail of Comp’s beautiful matte black end sheets.

Traditional Marbling

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Examples of historical agate patterns.

Pseudo-Marbling

“Plan out your day and then conquer what needs to be done.”


“We’re opening everything up and trying to get Comp out into the world.”

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