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Letterpress split fountain… now that’s not something you see every day; the small footprint of the card lent itself well for it though and the initiative’s logo in black contrasts nicely against the black, abstract patterns. 

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Project Description

According to research conducted by Princeton University, the presence of arts in a community impacts it in three different ways: economically, socially, and individually. The objective of Younite is to spread awareness about organizations that have been working toward establishing a larger arts community in the city of Muncie.

Younite provides key assets from each organization including the impact its had on Muncie’€™s arts community, its contact information, and its location. With this information Younite establishes an outlet for artists to connect with other artists, and organizations within the Muncie community.

The iconography used on the front-side of the postcards is representative of the seven organizations featured in the Younite initiative—each has its own icon connecting together to form an abstract design. On the backside of the postcards the contact information for each organization is featured, and acts as a reminder of the Younite philosophy. They were produced at Tribune Showprint, one of the members of the Younite initiative. The final product held a combination of printing techniques including lead type, a metal plate, and an etched board created with a CNC machine.

Production Lesson(s)

The first challenge that I faced was participating in the letterpress process—this was my first time setting type and printing. It was an awesome experience, and I learned so much about the entire process. While producing these postcards, my original idea was to have the iconography in the background in black, and the Younite logotype in a gradient of two colors. After printing over 80 black backgrounds, I was ready for the next step, but soon realized that the Younite would be illegible on top of the background. This led to my design decision to reprint the design in reverse—€”gradient background with the Younite logotype overlay in black. After executing these changes, I could not be happier with the final product! ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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May 17, 2017


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