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Cincinnati Art Museum

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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

6 in × 9 in

Page Count

Tri-fold shell around insert

Paper Stock

Shell: Neenah UV/Ultra II Radiant White 36 lb
Interior: Finch Fine Bright White

Number of Colors

Shell: 2/1 (black and white foil stamp)
Interior: 4 (CMYK)/1
Envelope: 1/0






The peek-a-boo game that first comes to mind involves babies and cooing. Then I remember the various ways in which adults can play the same game, some tasteful and some not so much. With this invite, the Cincinnati Art Museum chose to play tasteful version with its members, slowly revealing an image as layers of translucent paper are removed.

This was an invitation for “Thomas Gainsborough and the Modern Woman”, a portrait painting exhibition on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum through Janurary 2, 2011. The show centers around provocative women, provocatively painted. We wanted our invitation to be a bit seductive, so we profiled an image from the show on an insert and wrapped it in a white foil stamped transparent shell so that the invitee had to unwrap and reveal the information inside. This was put into a Neenah clearfold translucent envelope so that all the contents were visible through the entire mailing process.

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Cincinnati Art Museum
Design: Lynda Lucas and Erin Althoff
Editorial Direction: Andrea O´┐ŻNeill



Bramkamp Printing: Kyle Cooper

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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January 6, 2011


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