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The National Repertory Orchestra

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$1800 with 18% discount from printer

Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

18 in × 25 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Cranes Letra 110lb

Number of Colors

3 spot inks





Astonishing design and production for this 50th anniversary commemorative poster for the National Repertory Orchestra make us very jealous of those who actually get to keep a copy. Everywhere you look there is a subtle texture, a raised edge, a counter or a flourish your fingers will have a hard time not touching. That is, if you could.

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The National Repertory Orchestra Poster


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Creative direction: Jeff Mason
Design and illustration: Shaw Nielsen
Copywriting: Steve Miller.



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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 16, 2009


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