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While the interior of the book is pretty straightforward with the use of a single ink for the five scripts and a handful of images, it is the cover that really pulls you in. The subtle changes on the holographic paper created with UV ink create a fascinating tonal change that speaks to the struggles faced by the authors. 

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Client

The Necessary Stage


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.12 ×  8.27 in.


Page Count

396


Paper Stock

RJ Paper / RJ Strike Rainbow / 325gsm
Fancy Paper / Tauro White / 120gsm


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes

Cover: UV ink on holographic paper


Binding


Typography

Akzidenz Grotesk Next
Baskerville

This piece is available for purchase for 22


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Project Description

In celebration of The Necessary Stage’€˜s 30th anniversary, the theatre company has put together a collection of five LGBT plays written by Haresh Sharma, its resident playwright. The book meticulously documents the production information and playwright’s notes for the staging of each play with the script.

Apart from incorporating the representative symbol of the rainbow for the LGBT community in a subtle manner, the holographic paper also attempts to express how LGBT people struggle to present themselves within acceptable societal and gender norms daily so as to fit in. There is also a deliberate mix of serif and san-serif typefaces in the typesetting of the text. It is to reflect the archaic perception of homosexuality that pervades the seemingly progressive times we live in.

Production Lesson(s)

We learnt that only specialized printing methods, like UV ink, could work on the holographic paper we used on the cover. There were many experiments to ensure that the design turned out right, but the end result made it all worth the while! ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 21, 2017

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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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