Honolulu Museum of Art — Contempo 2013 invitations

Contempo 2013 invitations

ConTempo is the Honolulu Museum of Art’s 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. We created a three-piece invitation, which included a kraft envelope, a fold-out poster with general event information, event preview insert, and an insert for the premium dinner portion of the evening, which had its own special tent. While the poster and envelope were printed digitally elsewhere, we chose to letterpress the dinner card insert because the tactile quality of letterpress printing and its history paired perfectly with our design language; historical typefaces, a strongman, and circus barker slang.

Museum Director – Stephan Jost
Director of Communications – Lesa Griffith
Director of Events – Whitney Lackey, Christina Nishihara
Event Chair – Kelly Sueda
Graphic design – Jared Stone
Printers (Various) – Ryan’s Graphics Corp – Honolulu, Boxcar Press (letterpress) – New York, Dana Labels – Honolulu

Awards
Award of Excellence — AIGA Honolulu’s “Hawaii 5-0 2013” design competition


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