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Lead Image

Typographic Matchmaking Poster

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Jim Godfrey Design, LLC

Concept and Design: Jim Godfrey
Consultants: Patrick Wilkey, Tyrone Gibson and Courtney Davis

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Printing

Rowley Press

This romantic and deliciously detailed poster of pairs had me at pb&j.  

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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced

75


Production Cost

$1,017


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

11 in × 17 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane / Lettra / Pearl White / 110C


Number of Colors

2 (Black + Pantone 234)

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Too many to list (about 45)

This piece is available for purchase for $65 (Plus Shipping + Handling)


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Project Description

Remember that scene from Fiddler on the Roof when Tevye’s daughters long for the matchmaker to “Find me a find, catch me a catch”? Well, matching contrasting typefaces is almost as difficult as finding that special someone. When it works it seems effortless, like the two were meant for each other. Jim Godfrey created the Typographic Matchmaking poster out of a desire to share with others some type combinations that work well together. To make it interesting, he thought it would be fun to highlight famous combinations from history, literature and life such as Romeo and Juliet, Sonny & Cher, Jack and Jill and even peanut butter and jelly.

Production Lesson(s)

This poster actually printed without a hitch, even with the tight registration required. I was trying to take full advantage of letterpress by including many fine details using symbols, shapes and small type. These details often were on separate plates and needed to line up perfectly. Rowley Press did a fantastic job. ”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

May 16, 2012

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