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Gilah Press "Ready Set FLY" poster contest design submission

READY SET is a limited edition collection of prints that will be designed by artists and letterpress printed by Gilah Press, Baltimore, MD. Of all submissions received, only ten artworks will be selected for inclusion in the finished limited edition boxed set. Entries will be judged for concept, design, illustration and typography.

 

Theme: FLY. To be interpreted any way we choose.

 

Restrictions: 2 spot Pantone colors and 9" x 7" size.

 

This is my winning submission. Colors I chose are PMS 304 (light blue) and 8201 (metallic dusty grayish-purple). Since this will be letterpress printed, and letterpress inks are translucent, anytime colors overlap, they overprint (mix). This can produce wonderful results when done correctly. The darker color of the penguins is a result of overprint.

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Taken on April 30, 2010