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Lead Image

Xstrata Coal Materials

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Production Method

Foil stamp
Offset

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Design

End of Work

Creative Director: Justin Smith
Art Director: Justin Smith and Goran Momircevski
Designers: Justin Smith, Goran Momircevski, Nadya Mendez, Ralph Kenke, Tim Haynes

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Printing

Avon Graphics

Expansive foil stamped patterns on rich black cover emit an air of luxury fit for such a valuable resource. The gorgeous Black Cockatoo flying out of the event invitation is a bit like a canary in a coal mine… but since it’s still alive we’re good to go! 

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Client

Xstrata Coal


Quantity Produced

100


Production Cost


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

260 mm × 210 mm (10.24 in × 8.27 in)


Page Count

100


Paper Stock

Optix


Number of Colors

4 colour inside, 2 foils on black stock

Varnishes


Binding

Laser cutting


Typography

Frutiger

 


Xstrata Coal Materials
Xstrata Coal Materials
Xstrata Coal Materials
Xstrata Coal Materials
Xstrata Coal Materials
Xstrata Coal Materials
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Project Description

This is printed matter for a launch event for the opening of a new Coal mine for Xstrata Coal situated in New South Wales, Australia. The mine was called "Mangoola" an Aboriginal word meaning Black Cockatoo, a native Australian bird. The inspiration came from the black feathers of the bird and the layering of feathers and an open-cut coal mine. A prestigious event effect was needed. So 2 foil colours were stamped into covers and invites, an invite was laser cut in the shape of wings and feathers.

Production Lesson(s)

Making large foil stamp blocks at size 450mm × 280mm to wrap around case bound boxes is time consuming and costly. Laser cutting intricate patterns is also time consuming and costly. You need plenty of time for production and a healthy budget.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 19, 2012

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