Friday, 27 December 2013

Corpus Christi Christmas Card

This is the very beautiful Christmas card produced for Corpus Christi College, one of the colleges that makes up the University of Oxford. The card, features a specially commissioned woodcut of college founder, Bishop Fox. The college is building up to it's 500th anniversary, having been founded in 1517. The woodcut is itself, shows a statue of Bishop Fox, erected in 1817 to commemorate the 300th anniversary.
It is a 4pp card, 180x130mm, portrait, printed CMYK on the outside, one colour, black on the inside. It is printed on our Colorset Natural 350gsm, which has a warm, off white shade and a tactile, natural feel which works well with the woodcut. Colorset is 100% recycled.
Close up of the woodcut:
Picture showing the reverse of the card with the 500th anniversary motif:
The woodcut is by Jane Randfield, an illustrator and printmaker based in the west country. Here are some pictures of the woodcut in progress from Jane's tumblr site:
Design is by Peloton, who are based at Paintworks in Bristol. Creative director on the project is Karen Bird. Printing is by Taylor Brothers, based in Bristol.
...and thanks to Karen for the kind note and file copies:
Posted by Justin Hobson 27.12.2013

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