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Dare-devil designer Gabriele Fumero explores the potentially dangerous practice of letterpressing lead type and tops it off with a metallic grand finale.  

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

100


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

13.8 × 19.7 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Fedrigoni / Sirio / Dark Blue / 180 gsm


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

ATF Remington 8 pt
ATF Remington 10 pt
Nebiolo Landi 28 pt

This piece is available for purchase for $27


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Project Description

In the past year I began to work more and more with lead types and letterpress; so I had the idea to make this poster, a semi-ironic reflection about the choice of using traditional and potentially dangerous techniques nowadays, as if being sort of predestined. Saturnism is lead poisoning, a typographer's professional illness. I composed the illustration with a lead monospaced typeface, the illustration is a found piece of ascii-art.

Production Lesson(s)

Printing in letterpress on a dark paper is always a challenge, to have an acceptable result you have to make many tests, try different papers and inks, not to mention different levels of pressure and ink amounts. For this poster we wanted the letters to really stand out against the dark paper, to immediately convey the impression of a starry night. After many trials we decided to print it in opaque white and, immediately after, dust the print with a metallic powder, this solution gave us the desidered shiny effect.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 28, 2014

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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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