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ConTempo VIP Party Invitations

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ConTempo is the Honolulu Museum of Arts annual spring benefit. Proceeds from ConTempo support museum programming, such as art classes, exhibitions, and educational outreach.

ConTempo’s theme in 2013 was an early-20th-century circus, with sideshow stars and curious entertainments. For their invitations, they created a three-piece set, which included a fold-out poster with general event information, envelope, and an insert for the premium dinner portion of the evening, which had its own special tent. While the poster and envelope were digitally printed elsewhere, they chose to letterpress print the dinner card insert because the tactile quality of letterpress printing and its history paired perfectly with their design language, historical typefaces, strongman and circus barker slang.

Specifications

Category Invitations (non-wedding) Inks 152u, 193u and 2735u
Paper CRANE'S LETTRA® Papers Production Letterpress
Paper Weight 110# Cover Printer Boxcar Press
Paper Color Ecru Artist/Agency Jared Stone

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