Example 4e

Silver for Gem Group

In 1999, Gem Group received a Silver Award from SGIA for the American Ballet Theatre Tote I designed and separated. It was no small task for the screen and print departments to hold the fine detail and maintain the delicate nature of the graphic on a course canvas bag. In 2003, Ken Elwell, head of R&D, came up with the concept for a commemorative tote after the collapse of New Hampshire's natural wonder "Old Man of the Mountain". I designed the emblem and separations to utilize a combination of traditional halftones and layered high density ink to accentuate the sculptural nature of the rocky cliffs. This tote also received a Silver Award.