Brief & response 
Gauguin was known for painting, sculpture, ceramics & engraving. The brief was to create an invitation to showcase Gauguin’s work for a client event being held at the National Gallery’s 'Gauguin Portraits' exhibition. 

Using Gauguin’s painting to cover the front of the invitation brought his work to the forefront & gave invitees a taste of the exhibition. Selecting a paper stock that evoked a canvas texture/look & feel added to the painting theme & brought out texture on the main image bringing it to life.
Chose a triplex finish with the centre sheet co-ordinating with yellow shades from the painting. Silver foiling to the reverse on the main copy created hierarchy & also used on the paint brush mark (influenced from Gauguin’s profession) framing the text.

image credit (front painting)
Paul Gauguin. The Ancestors of Tehamana or Tehamana Has Many Parents (Merahi metua no Tehamana) (1893) © The Art Institute of Chicago Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deering McCormick, 1980.613
By kind permission of the Director and Trustees of the National Gallery.

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