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Lead Image

Faces from Places Self-Promo

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Jonny Wan

Produced and Co-ordinated by Print for Good

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Printing

E. E. Chrisp

A mask plays two roles. First, it shares its story with you, the viewer. Secondly, it conceals the wearer often to the point where you forget they even exist. Masks are full of meaning that fall into two main outlets: the symbolism them convey, and the messages you interpret. In this posters we find all of this and more as illustrator and designer come together to create beautifully printed pieces that a susceptible to admiration. 

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Client

Print for Good


Quantity Produced

Edition 50


Production Cost


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.8 × 4.1 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

GFSmith / Colorplan / China White / 540gsm
GFSmith / Heavyweight Nomad Terrain
GFSmith / Colorplan / Pristine White / 540gsm


Number of Colors

Multi

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

This piece is available for purchase for 22


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Project Description

We collaborated with illustrator and designer Jonny Wan on this charity print project. Jonny says:

I’ve always found the idea of masks interesting, throughout the ages people of different cultures and eras have used masks in one way or another. Whether it’s to intimidate enemies in war or entice audiences in theaters, masks have been used to create anonymity for the wearer and present a “second self” to the viewer. Anyone who knows me or my work knows that I take great influence from the visual aesthetics of ancient cultures and this project for Print for Good provided the perfect platform to express this creatively.

Initially I did a little research into masks and found that every mask ever created can be categorized into four dominating categories, these being Ritual, Protection, Performance and Fashion. I then decided to pick a mask representing these aspects from varying time periods. What was brilliant about this project was that I was given the opportunity to create something memorable and tactile using varying stocks and print finishes, all made possible by the kind folk at GFSmith, and letterpress maestro Phil Chrisp. Taking advantage of this the stocks and print finishes were carefully chosen to reflect the nature of the masks and their aesthetics, I couldn't have wished for a better end result.

Production Lesson(s)

All the stocks were a dream to letterpress onto. Metallic inks on Plike in particular is fantastic. ”

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Author Picture

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

July 17, 2013

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Filed Under

Letterpress
Promotional Cards

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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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