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The Great Divide Poster


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Delicious Design League

Kyle Letendre - Design
Tyler Deal & Mike Agee - Production



Delicious Design League Print Shop

To complement a dimensionally layered installation at Typeforce 8 (shown in the second half of the pictures below), the poster uses some serious halftone action and only three spot colors to recreate the layering effect of the installation in a rich, energetic way. 




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Project Description

"The Great Divide" was the result of Delicious Design League's collective anxiety over the 2016 election, the fake news cycles that fueled it, and the following Trump-related political turmoil. Designed and crafted for Typeforce 8, Chicago's annual typographic exhibition, it was constructed from 12 plexiglass panels, 30-some layers of ink and a custom pine frame, coming in at roughly 70" wide by 42" tall. All printing was done in-house by the DDL Printshop, including this 3-color limited edition, which is available for purchase. Half of the proceeds will go to the ACLU.

Production Lesson(s)

Producing the larger piece for Typeforce 8 was a huge challenge in itself. Not only did the sheer size of each panel push our presses and screens to their absolute maximum print areas, we had to print each panel in reverse order (red first, then blue) and backward on the backside of each piece of Plexi. The actually printing was a piece of cake, but developing a plan of attack for all 24 colors was the bulk of the work. We dedicated a drying rack to the whole piece by organizing each layer in order from the bottom up, left to right. This allowed us to work our way up the rack and keep track of which panels we printed and where they fell in the final piece, but also kept each panel protected from dust and particles throughout the two-week production window.

Printing the edition was quick. Kyle used already designed assets from the larger piece and made it work at about 1/3 scale, then picked colors that would reflect the larger piece while being different enough to be a stand-alone piece. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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March 14, 2017


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