Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011
C L A M S H E L L :
the project | clamshell | title page | descriptive page | colophon | postcards | overprint
stages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Rest | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | Rest | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21
2012 edition | 2013 edition (coming)
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Size: 15.5" x 23.5"
Stock: Clamshell body made from 1.0 Davey Board covered in custom Lead Graffiti pastepaper and lined with Utrecht Miliana Gold. Edge is Oxford Black bookcloth. Outside is wrapped in Lead Graffiti pastepaper designed and printed by Jill Cypher.
Runs: 1 (silver)
Production notes: Arrows are wood type made for the project and the Lead Graffiti logo is from a copperplate.
Press: Vandercook Universal III
Contributors: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, Tray Nichols, & Bill Roberts
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Description: The clamshell was made to fit snugly to the posters. The pastepaper was specifically designed to mimick asphalt with bike tire streaks which were added by hand. The arrows align with the arrows on the title page (seen above left).
The porfolio includes 23 prints paralleling the 21 stages and 2 rest days of the 2011 Tour de France. Also included is the title page, a descriptive page outlining events from each stage and how those events impact the design of the corresponding poster, and a colophon outlining the project, how it was produced, and listing all of the various contributors and the stages in which they were involved. We've also added 5 postcards to any portfolio orders as long as they last.
We had a great time on this project.