Also known as a kinegram or picket-fence animation, a barrier-grid animation involves a die cut outer sleeve with a printed insert that contains two separate interlaced images. As the insert slides in and out of the sleeve, the alternating images are displayed within the die cuts of the sleeve, thus producing a simple 2-frame animation.
Here is a stunning laser cut Plexiglass invitation we created for the premiere of an Adidas and Daniel Arsham short film collaboration. Made from clear acrylic Plexiglass and screen printed in white ink, the invitation was then laser cut into the iconic HOURGLASS shape for which the artist has become synonymous.
Project: The die cut 3D invitation for A/D/O—a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that has been converted into a work space, gallery and start-up accelerator—was designed to mimic the work space’s iconic glass “Periscope” which sits in the center of the main studio. The invitation was for a Press Preview ahead of […]
A gilded invitation suite befitting of a 125th anniversary celebration. Project: Designed by Sacks Communications, this elegantly gilded invitation suite for the New York Electrical Contractors Association’s 125th Anniversary Celebration is just the stuff that gets us out of bed in the morning. We love the challenge of combining different printing processes and finishing techniques […]
Before, during and after an event, beautifully printed collateral helps boost the overall experience for attendees and communicates a level of sophistication and quality about your organization.
2017 AIGA Awards Gala Invitation Suite: A playful study in color and form to celebrate design greatness. Project: DataGraphic is honored to be the official printing sponsor of the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of such a prestigious event. This year’s honorees include Art Chantry, Emmett […]
(NOTE: This article originally appeared on PaperSpecs on June 21, 2016) NFL When you’re a designer you don’t just want a company that can print your current project, you want a place that you can go to and simply say, “Here are the files,” confident that what you’ll get back is going to blow your client’s […]
Not your father’s black and white invitation suite. Project: The invitation suite for Vilcek’s Tenth Annual Awards Dinner required a delicate balance between massive foil stamping and super fine detail. This project challenged our production team in many ways as the front cover art called for special treatment. We eventually settled on a white pigment foil and the […]
Animal World Collateral: Playful menagerie of print techniques. Ensemble: Invitation suite with capacity envelope + menu card. Print: Folder with tipped-on front pocket: cover illustration is completely foil stamped in champagne gold, and type is foil stamped in vibrant green gloss pigment; on the interior, hand painted watercolor is reproduced in offset lithography. Invitation: screen printed acrylic panel […]
Custom Invitations Delivered in a Treasure Box Ensemble: A hand-crafted, wrapped presentation box containing custom invitations to 10 unique Red Carpet events. Print: Letterpress, engraving + burnishing. Stocks: Reich Savoy 100% Cotton Cover. The stock was duplexed for each invitation, creating a super-thick card (all the better to gild the edges!). Finishing: Invitations: Corners rounded and edges gilded in red foil. Clamshell box: […]
A Foil Stamped Mailer Adorned in an Exaltation of Pearls Ensemble: DataGraphic produced this tri-fold invitation suite in the form of a foil stamped mailer that evoked the sophisticated feel of Mikimoto’s jewelry. Print: Sculpted embossed strands of pearls; gold clasp, charm and beads are foil stamped, then embossed with the pearls. The pearls are de facto debossed […]
Raising the Roof with Impossibly Fine Foil on this Invitation Poster Ensemble: Invitation poster to a rooftop gala + custom jumbo mailer. Print: Foil stamping for all type and stripes. Metallic (silver and gold) offset lithography in perfect registration to ‘BEAT THE HEAT’ creates a shimmering haze around the letters. The radiating heat effect the client wanted wouldn’t have been […]
Molto bello in Milano Ensemble: Custom invitation suite + backing board + envelope. Print: This invitation suite for John Varvatos was printed using offset printing and letterpress. The tiny crests on the bottom are blind debossed – a great touch — and the envelope flap is blind debossed. Stocks: We used 100% cotton, which has a feel like fine fabric. It […]
A Custom Invitation Box for the Grand Opening of a New Design Center Ensemble: Gate-folded custom invitation box with 3 insert cards; custom mailer. Print: Letterpress, double hit of metallic silver ink. We die cut a custom corrugated mailer. Stock: Mohawk Loop Antique Vellum Urban Gray Cover. We duplexed (and multiplexed!) to make it super-thick. It feels soft and […]