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San Antonio River Foundation

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

$1,592 ($6.37/ea)

Production Time

10 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

18 in × 24 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Oxford Black Cover by Gilbert

Number of Colors

1 Metallic Blue Foil




P22 Zaner, Bureau Agency Open, Gotham Black (I know, I know)


When you think of gala invitations and posters you probably think of bad script typefaces in a centered arrangement printed with black engraving on an off-white felt paper. Apologies to anyone that has designed a gala set of materials like that; nothing personal! In this poster for San Antonio River Foundation’s River Gala, Jamie Stolarski has taken all those clichés and put them to sleep with the fishes. The deep black paper serves as the perfect background for some wide coverage of foil stamping in a shimmering blue. The bold, sans serif, underwater-themed lettering is really great and helps make the traditional script type look remarkably fresh. A gala(nt) effort!

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Art Director/Designer: Jamie Stolarski
Copywriter: Ralph Waldo Emerson



Diversified Printing Services (San Antonio, TX)
Foreman: Rick Salinas

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

August 4, 2009


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