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Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

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Production Cost

Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

13 in × 20 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Cougar Natural 100lb. Cover

Number of Colors

4 spot inks




Fenway Park


Silkscreening allows for lots of experimentation and technical play. The amount of colors utilized play a big role on how cheap or expensive the print will be. When both of these factors come to together, additional colors can be created by overlaying one color over another by finding the exact level of ink transparency.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals asked me to create a set of silkscreened posters to commemorate their Fall 2010 tour, and with the band hailing from Vermont, I wanted to create a piece for them to bring on the road that would capture something truly iconic of their home state. I chose to create a collage of leaves that together forms a maple leaf. All of the leaves making up the collage were scanned and hand-collected by me in Jeffersonville, Vermont!

In order for the design to come together the way I intended, the three colors I chose for the leaves had to overprint in a very specific way. The inks had to be just transparent enough, and I think the right balance was definitely achieved in the end. In order for the text to remain as crisp as possible (and to avoid a total registration headache) a last-minute call was made to print the text as a 4th color of opaque white over the leaf collage. It was a great decision and really helped the print come together as intended!

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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December 17, 2010


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