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Ervin Esen

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

450 mm × 640 mm (17.71 in × 25.19 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

270 gsm Colorplan Ebony Plain

Number of Colors

3 spot inks




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Sarah Script' (LHF)
Eames Century Modern (by House Industries)


We’ve had our share of self-promos here on FPO, but I don’t think we have showcased a project that was an extension from a student project—but now in the very grown up real world.

This poster is inspired by and a follow-up to my final master project at Kingston University Communication Design course, “Misspent: The Book”. The concept behind each project is the same: Informing people about the huge amount of money we spend each year to specific industries and what could be done with just a fraction of it. But because the area in the poster is limited I focused on the first objective. Although this is a promotional item, I didn’t want people to look at it and understand it at once. The aim was to create an interest at first and to provide the engaging detail later so that each time someone looks at the poster he would see something new.

This is the kind of project that can really get you noticed with potential employers or prospective clients—you get to show your personality and point of view, and your ability to complete and produce a project.

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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

August 30, 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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