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2.5 Weeks

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6 in × 4.25 in

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French Paper, Speckletone, Madero Beach, 140 lb Cover

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5 Spot (two shades of light green, orange, teal, dark gray)


Clear/silvery gloss



Candy Script by Alejandro Paul
Variable by Matt Desmond

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In a sequel to last year’s “10 Resolutions for 2010” postcards, Andy Babb is now offering, you guessed it, “11 Resolutions for 2011.” (If humanity makes it to 2024, that’s a lot of resolutions to come up with and illustrate). The premise of the cards remains the same: a topic in front and two possible resolutions in the back, one “Hi-Res” which would be the ideal resolution, and one “Lo-Res” the cynical, most likely resolution. Delivered via charmingly crude illustrations, this year’s postcards are more ambitiously produced with five spot colors and a shimmery gloss. Andy explains further:

This postcard set—a follow-up to a project called 10 Resolutions for 2010 that I did last year—is a self-promotional piece and a pilot to determine if the concept is commercially viable. Each of the postcards has a different topic for a New Year’s resolution as its theme. Playing off the ‘resolution’ homonym, each card’s back has two takes on the given topic: the first is an optimistic outlook on what’s achievable in the new year (the ‘Hi-Res’ resolution), while the second is decidedly more cynical (the ‘Lo-Res’ resolution).

Changes in design approach (illustrations for imagery, more colors) yielded a final product that is somewhat stylistically dissimilar from the 2010 set. The design element I decided will be a common thread as I continue this series in future years is the use of an Alejandro Paul typeface for the main typeset of the resolution topics.

Having worked with Grand Palace silkscreen on a number of my past projects, the production process went smoothly and I was thrilled with the end product. The only production-related hiccup I experienced was a product of poor space planning on my part: in laying out the cards on the 19” × 25” sheets on which they were printed, I positioned the belly band in such a way that needlessly added 5 minutes to the time involved in trimming out each set. That amount of time added up quickly, especially since I did all the trimming by hand!

Work likes this makes our FPO Hi-Res resolution easy to keep: show kick ass work.

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Armin Vit

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December 16, 2010


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