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BROWSE


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Client

National Wildlife Federation


Quantity Produced

30


Production Cost

$200


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

18 in × 24 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Neenah Conservation, donated by O-K Paper


Number of Colors

4 Spot (Speedball ink)

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

VAG Rounded

This piece is available for purchase for $40 (includes shipping)

Short of putting on a deep-diving suit and carrying down with us a truckload of loose PMS chips to clog that oil hole in the gulf, one of the best things designers can do is whip up a cool-looking poster, print it nicely, and get his or her dorky design friends to pony up some money so that that money can be put to good use by an organization that can help on the ground. Fellow Austinite Joshua Kramer hopes to get your money — 100% of the proceeds go to the Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund that was put together by the National Wildlife Federation — with a cute crab holding on for dear life to a lifesaver. Also, that, my friends, is a four-color silkscreen poster featuring transparent brown to dramatize the effect of oil on water and as Joshua points out, that’s no easy feat.

The biggest lesson learned, trying to make brown ink transparent is extremely difficult. It takes an awful lot of extender to get the brown to the right transparency and in turn, this causes the “kiss” to be your worst enemy while pulling the screens.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

September 20, 2010

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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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graphic design

Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

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The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

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Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

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Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.


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