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This may not be as clever as the arrow in the FedEx logo or Paul Rand’s famous rebus for IBM (an eye, a bee, and the logo’s striped “M”) but I thought it was clever enough to make a poster out of it and aim for some patriotic customers. Can you read the poster without me explaining it? (The explanation is on the right column under Project Description).

If you like it and want to deck your Fourth of July party in style, the poster is available for purchase here at 15 bucks a pop, shipping included.





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18 × 24 in

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Cougar / Matter / 100C

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Benton Sans Compressed

This piece is available for purchase for $15.00 (includes shipping)

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Project Description

A Fourth of July-themed poster based on a rebus celebrating the independence of the thirteen original colonies by replacing the “13” of this year with their representative thirteen, red-and-white stripes in the United States flag.

Production Lesson(s)

When you want red just ask for 'red'. Not PMS Warm Red or PMS 032. Red. Out of the can.”

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 11, 2013


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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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