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The University of Houston Graphics Alumni Partnership Poster Series

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Art direction: Daren Guillory
Design: Daren Guillory
Photography: Drew Donovan

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Printing

Signature Media

What’s not to love about a pig? Especially a black “designy” pig… If that was not enough, you get to make it yourself after getting the flat template in the mail—although that means a few minutes away from Facebook. Think you can deal with that? 

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Client

University of Houston Graphics Alumni Partnership


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost

Donated


Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

18 in × 24 in (divided into 6 panels)


Page Count


Paper Stock

Cougar uncoated, 100lb text


Number of Colors

4 (silver, red, black, black)

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Apex New by Chester Jenkins (Village Type Foundry)

 


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Project Description

The University of Houston Graphics Alumni Partnership, UHGAP, is an organization made up of alumni whose primary focus is to give back to the Graphic Communications program in various ways. One of those is by providing scholarships to the best and brightest students. To help raise funds for the scholarships, a series of posters were created to help raise awareness of the campaign. The first poster gives thanks to those that have given and recognizes those that were awarded scholarships as well as displays portraits and a testimonial as to how they have benefited, specifically, from the UHGAP scholarship fund. On the reverse, a diagram was illustrated that outlines how to create a 3-dimensional pig. The pig serves as a visual metaphor that reminds the audience that the organization is collecting funds and that no amount is too small or too large. The second poster contains the actual pig template to be cut out. On the reverse, testimonials are expounded upon from scholarship recipients. There is also information about the Graphic Communications program, in general, as well as sponsor information and donor levels.

Once the pig has been cut-out and built, it stands alone as a three dimensional object, i.e. "paper-craft". Posters have been sent out to the design community at large, encouraging them to display the poster and pig prominently as a reminder to contribute to the UHGAP scholarship fund. The idea is for the campaign to be expounded upon with more testimonials in the coming months and that everyone at all levels has the ability to contribute--thereby furthering the design community at large.

Production Lesson(s)

The design of the pig template was a bit complicated to the extent that I believe it prevented some people from participating. Also, the folding of the poster was of a custom dimension, creating an issue with finding envelopes of the right size so that the posters could be mailed effectively. It worked out in the end and the general response was good, but it probably could have been more thought out.”

Post Author

Author Picture

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

May 22, 2012

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Filed Under

Offset
Posters
V1 to V2

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

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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…


blogs we publish

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.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

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

Other / Various one-off products.

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.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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