Boston Ink poster 20 × 30 inches, two-color silkscreen print; Spring 2005
* Note: It is hard to capture the true colors of the inks I used on a computer screen, but the image here should give a relative idea of how the poster looked.
This poster was designed to promote a Society of Printers exhibition, at the Boston Public Library, of printing from Boston over the past 100 years.
I wanted to capture the properties of ink and printing in a very bold, simple way; I chose to silkscreen the poster, taking advantage of translucent inks and the effects achieved by overprinting.
While developing this design, I did a lot of sketchings, resulting in a huge pile of widely varied alternate ideas, many of which I felt bad about abandoning. To give them a little bit of life, I've included them here as PDFs for review: