Friday, 1 February 2013

Jobs from the past - Number 40

Regular followers of this blog will know that my first post of every month is a "job from the past" so that I can show some of the really good work from years gone by and here's one from 2002.

Crafts Council Desk Calendar 2002
This desk calendar for the Crafts Council was produced using a form of modified CD Jewel case which was a popular in the 1990's and early 2000's. Not only was it a fairly cost effective way of producing a calendar - because of it's size and didn't require any binding - but it fitted with envelope and packaging sizes for easy mailing and distribution.
Now what has made this calendar different from many run of the mill calendars, is that the cover sheet was "heat debossed" and hot foil blocked in metallic silver on our Flockage Litho. As I hope you'll be able to see from the image below (click to enlarge) the Flockage debosses beautifully, leaving a perfectly flat area and leaving all the detail of the fine serifs incorporated in the gorgeous logo (designed by Pentagram, lettercut by Tom Perkins in Joanna).
The individual monthly date cards were just litho printed on one side and had a generic overlay (printed on polyprop) with punched out holes allowing the dates to show through together with the corresponding days of the week on the overlay.
Individual cards all printed on Neptune Unique SoftWhite 250gsm.
Design is by Chris Turnbull and Steve Johnson at design partnership Johnson Turnbull. Chris and Steve have since gone their seperate ways, but Chris now runs Clerkenwell based design studio, Turnbull Grey.

The excellent print and hot foiling and de-bossing is by Benwell Sebard.
Posted by Justin Hobson 01.02.2013

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