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The Armchairs

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3 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

13 in × 19 in

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Paper Stock


Number of Colors

3 spot inks


Glow in the dark



Daniel Hughes


When Daniel Hughes was approached by the band The Armchairs &mdashl comprised of his friends and roommates &mdashl to design a poster for their first ever headlining gig at a venue in Philadelphia he received a single directive: It would be cool if it involved spacemen or laser tag. So, with this creative brief Daniel set to work designing and printing the poster in which he included a layer of glow in the dark ink. While this last detail was less than stellar in its success, the poster exceeded all other expectations.

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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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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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January 26, 2010


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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…

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Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

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events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


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