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9 Queens

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Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

18 in × 24 in

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Paper Stock

French PopTone Sweet Tooth

Number of Colors

2 Spot




Eames Modern by House Industries
Champion Featherweight and Gotham Medium by Hoefler & Frere-Jones


Check out this poster, mate. Its mold-breaking, mystical illustrations, and timeless narrative bend the mind in ways that even all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put it back together again.

I was approached by 9 Queens, a local nonprofit organization dedicated empowering at-risk youth and women through chess, to design promotional graphics for their upcoming Chess Fest. This year’s theme was “Through the Looking Glass” - which featured a human chess match with kids dressed up as characters in the book. The direction was simple, we need a eye-catching design to capture the concept of chess and the fantastical visuals of the story.

The design was featured on postcards, flyers, limited edition posters and shirts for sale.

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Kelly Cree

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 10, 2012


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