UM 2015 Early Tour Foil Variant

Umphrey's McGee 2015 Winter Tour Poster by Baker Prints - showing entire poster

All images are actual photos. Working without a realistic digital mockup was scary! I decided to print proofs of a few different color-separation approaches—a very laborious and time-intensive process but ultimately worth the effort because my first couple trials were pretty much total whiffs.

Kate waited 5 minutes for me to shutup for 4 seconds.

Umphrey's 2015 Winter Tour Poster by Baker Prints

The original version of the poster was basically full-coverage ink—none of the foil would have showed through and even transparent acrylic ink blocks the reflective qualities, so I had to figure out a way to bring in the rainbow foil’s unique qualities while staying faithful to the original art.
Umphrey's McGee 2015 Winter Tour Poster by Baker Prints showing shiny foil goodness

I ended up printing four screens instead of the original three—instead of knocking out the text with overlapping screens, I printed an opaque layer of white ink last. I also reduced the image size overall and added a border on the white screen, which I hope will make framing nicer with about an inch of the rainbow foil showing all the way around.

Umphrey's McGee 2015 Winter Tour Poster by Baker Prints close up

Services

Design, Illustration, Screen Printing, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Client

Umphrey's McGee

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Notes

Our very first foil poster! This is a variant of one of our most popular posters ever, for Umphrey's winter 2015 "Brings The Heat" tour. I reworked the color separations completely to use the foil more prominently and in a way that I feel really adds to the ethereal (and perhaps ephemeral) feel of them purty gals.

Print Infos

Edition Size

163

Paper

18 x 24 inches, Fancy Shmancy Rainbow Foil 100# Cover

Screens & Ink

4 screens: warm yellow, flo magenta/hot-pink mix, cyan with flo blue

Gig Date

Brings The Heat Tour (Jan–May 2015)

Venue

Various US Theaters and Theatres and even an Arena or two!