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Dean Brown Design

Quantity Produced


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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

12 in × 12 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Uncoated 80 lb, card stock from Hobby Lobby

Number of Colors

2 spot inks




Gotham Rounded and custom lettering


To celebrate a good business year, Dean Brown wanted to create a small square poster to share with clients and friends. With the design in hand, and the necessary screens he got to work — but not before wanting to add a little something to the poster. By mixing a small amount of pearlescent pigment with the two inks he was using he was determined to add a little holiday shimmer to the design.

A simple idea that proved much harder to execute than he expected, as the pigments were clogging the screen over and over again. That is, until he found the exact balance between the two ingredients that obtained the desired result. To finish the production, the posters were signed with a white acrylic paint pen before making their way into the custom shipping tubes.

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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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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 18, 2010


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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 Bloomington, IN. More…

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