Friday, 29 July 2011

Book of the Dead Invitations

These are the private view invitations for the British Museum Ancient Egyptian Exhibition, Book of The Dead. This was a blockbusting exhibition which ran from last November up until March. The 4pp invitations are A5 size and are printed on Omnia 280gsm which was chosen specifically because the gold metallic type reproduces as metallic (- often on uncoated materials metallics can just look a yellow colour) and of course because the solid black is also very solid.

Inside the outer cover is an 8pp insert which is "singer sewn" in a gold colour thread. The 8pp insert is printed on a translucent parchment type paper (pergamenata 90gsm) which gives it an ancient papyrus like feel.

Design is by Constanza Gaggero. Print is by Fulmar Colour and I know (because of all the samples we were doing!) that Martin Stacey at Fulmar Colour worked hard on getting it all working right - singer sewing along the spine especially!
Posted by Justin Hobson 29.07.2011

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