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Dylan Massin, the Birthday Boy

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$10 – $15 for ink and paper, blank screen was already in the garage.

Production Time

2 hours
(assembly/printing: 1.5 hours, drying in the sun: .5 hours)

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Roughly hand-cut with scissors to 18 in. × 24 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Uncoated Kraft

Number of Colors

1 spot color (Speedball Acrylic Ink, Peacock Blue)




Hand-drawn letterforms on newspaper by Justin Leibow, cut out by Lindsay Leibow and Tommy Leibow


For the longest time, a single last name has been associated with the notion of “The Dylan Poster”: Glaser. Well, Glaser, meet your future competition: The Leibows. 4-year-old Tommy and 6-year-old Lindsay with art direction by their dad Justin Leibow — who, by day, art directs type and imagery for motion at the rad Superfad — have created a spectacularly typographic and dingbat-ey poster for their friend Dylan Massin. But not all was fun, games and killer hand-lettering, specially during clean-up time… the proud art director and father explains:

Due to the impatience of the crew and pressure on the squeegee, each poster had differing amounts of ink coverage. As an introduction to screen printing and poster design, this project was perfect for my two kids. They were pretty much engaged throughout the process. Of course, they had nothing to do with the clean up. Based on this experience, they each designed and made another poster the very next weekend. Now, they are giving out these posters to friends and figuring out what their next compositions will be. Mission accomplished.

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Dylan Poster


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Art Director: Justin Leibow
Designer/Scissors: Lindsay Leibow (age: 6)
Designer/Scissors: Tommy Leibow (age: 4)



Ink: Justin Leibow
Squeegee 01: Lindsay Leibow
Squeegee 02: Tommy Leibow

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 11, 2009


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