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Tools of the Trade

Digital printing techniques have become increasingly sophisticated, but the process still owes much to the handiwork that defines the craft. Tools of the Trade celebrates the tangible nature of the printed format, utilizing techniques that are both contemporary and traditional.

A custom Black wrapper – printed in white ink, and sealed with a custom sticker – contains nine postcards that feature a different Tool of the Trade. The cards contain a brief description of the specific implements and how they were used in the pre-digital design and print process. The variety of specialized print techniques creates a tactile experience of paper, ink, and imagery.

Created in collaboration with Capital Colour

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