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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

Production Time

7 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Poster: 19 in × 19 in
Tokens: 2.5 in Diameter

Page Count

Paper Stock

Cranes Lettra Pearl White, 110 lb
Midwest Products 1/8" Craft Plywood

Number of Colors

Poster: 1 Spot, 1 Foil stamp
Token: 2/1 Spot, 1 digital




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As a gift to its top advertising clients, Facebook typically gives money to donate to a charity of their choice, along with a special item like last year’s reusable shopping bag. This year they decided to do an art poster and the in-house Communication Design Team got to work. Seriously got to work. The result is a 19 × 19-inch-square poster that is printed, embossed and foiled with a delicate, intricate and obsessive design that has the signature typographic and illustrative style of Ben Barry, a designer at Facebook — and if you’ve been following his cryptic photo status updates on Facebook you finally have closure on what he was working on all this time.

To encourage the donation aspect of the gift, the poster comes with a silkscreened, wooden token that is then customized on the back with a unique code for redeeming the donation. But the token doesn’t just lay there, no, it comes nested in a pretty little flower-like pod that holds it in place. And even opening the poster requires paying attention to the custom printed packing tape and the lovely rubber stamp that has been stamped by hand.

There are also two different Thank You cards printed in 1-color offset and clear foil stamp.

And… yeah, that’s it. Here are 26 images that show more convincingly what I just tried to explain above.

Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster

Above and below: Sheets of wooden tokens.
--- Facebook Poster --- Facebook Poster

The digital printer that printed directly onto the wood for the unique redemption codes.
--- Facebook Poster

Tokens being routed.
--- Facebook Poster

The embossing die for the poster.
--- Facebook Poster

The foil stamping die for the poster.
--- Facebook Poster

A stack of posters.


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Facebook Holiday Gift


Production Method



Facebook Communication Design Team



Poster/tube/cards/etc: Oscar Printing, Apex Die
Tokens: DPI, Art Real

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

December 20, 2009


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