Black Moustache Letterpress / 110 posters / 4c / 50cm x 70cm / Favini Gloss 200g/m2 / Mar. 2011
For the ‹Italian design is comin home – to Switzerland› project I was invited to do a poster each in collaboration with Marco Nicotra. We decided to use the Google-Maps-Route from Zurich to Milano and each would design and layout the information in his style.
I wanted this poster to change its look from distance to closeup. So I started with the Zurich–Milano typeblock. From distance, that black heavy block is all you can see. Zurich looks a bit oldfashioned with that blackletter typeface. Milano a little fresher with that geometric gothics. But still both are black and nothing special. Just if you get closer you can see that in between Zurich and Milano there is something happening. Like little neon sparks that show the friction between Zurich and Milano...
For the printing I used lasercut plexiglas for Zurich Milano to get the print as clean as possible. I also used that very very shiny Favini Paper from Italy (Many thanks to Favini for that nice paper!). This made my print even cleaner! The small typelines are handset leadtype from a 7 point Helvetica.
Design co-project with: Marco Nicotra (daltoniko.com)
Printing assistance: Thomas Baumgartner
Contact me if you wanna buy one of these ‹Zurich-Milano› posters: 60 Swiss Fr. / 50 Eu / 60 $
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