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Referencing the art of Japanese gift wrapping known as Origata, this large format, fold-out exhibition flyer for contemporary artist Michael Lee not only cleverly integrates fold lines into the design, but also doubles as a shopping bag in which visitors who purchase small items from the exhibition can wrap their finds.  

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Client

Michael Lee


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost


Production Time

1 Week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

27.6 × 39.4 in.


Page Count

2


Paper Stock

Hiap Moh / Prima Smooth Cream / 100gsm


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Akkurat Mono
Miso

 


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Project Description

We were approached by Michael Lee, an established multidisciplinary contemporary artist (whose work focuses on the relation of desire and space), to create the branding and printed matters for his 1st decade retrospective.

Devised around a shoestring budget, we created a large format fold-out flyer which doubles up as a poster. Referencing the art of japanese gift-wrapping known as origata, its folding method was engineered to be used as a shopping-wrap for visitors who bought books and other small items from the exhibition, utilising strategic creases that partially exposed the content as it unfolded.

An infographic with a futuristic edge using the golden mean shell formed the key graphic for the poster, mapping Michael's studio work, curatorial and editorial projects for the past decade with individual pictograms. Finally, the monospaced fonts, rulers and golden mean spiral connote the architectural and precisive nature of Michael Lee's work.

Production Lesson(s)

Laying out the elements to ensure that the design made sense when the poster was folded down was a great challenge. The foldlines themselves added to the graphics of the poster when folded out as well, so we had to be extremely considerate when it came to the placement of both the graphics and the foldlines.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 24, 2013

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

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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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