Fama Poster


The design highlights of this piece? “Its Swissness. Annnd (hey “Portlandia” fans) we put a bird on it.

– Reid Selisker, Executive Office Manager


When it comes to employee recognition, often the best you can hope for is a gift card and a photo of yourself in the lobby flashing a “shoot me” look in your eyes above a “please don’t fire me” smile. Not so at Minneapolis design studio Fame*. Each year they celebrate an individual with the Fama Award (named after the Roman goddess of fame), which includes a custom-made poster reflecting the winner’s personality.

In this example vice president and creative director Yves Roux got the deluxe treatment. His 19”-x-25” print features “a fun spin on the European cuckoo clock, inspired by [his] Swiss heritage and quirky personality, as well as his role as ‘around the clock creative,’ ” 
 Selisker explains.

Some 90 posters were silk screened by hand by Steady Print Shop in Minneapolis on French Paper Co. Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. Cover, [Get Swatchbook] signed, hand numbered, and given to members of the Fame* family who’ve collected them over the years. That uncoated, recycled sheet with its flecks and shives give the screen-printed piece a distinctly weathered, rugged look.

Says Selisker, the stock also provides “a great tactile, organic feel that makes us paper geeks deliriously happy.”

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Project Details

Title Fama Poster Client Fame Date October 2014 Design Fame Bruce Edwards, Julie Feyerer, Danielle Johnson Print Steady Print Shop Co. Minneapolis, MN Paper French Paper Co. Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. Cover

Production Details

Dimensions 19 x 25" Print Quantity 90 Production Cost $830.62 Production Time 7-10 Days Printing Method Screen print Number of Colors 5 colors Finishing and Binding Trim, pack


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