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Rose Gonnella
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Digging Deeper Into Engraving

Rose Gonnella — Erin’s gorgeous complementary color pairing with Matteo’s opulant typeface Decoro is utterly lush!


Co-author of the book Design to Touch, Erin Smith designed this pattern using a typeface contributed to the book by Matteo Bologna of Mucca Design. The image shows that it is possible to achieve bright, saturated color, even on dark paper. Because engraving ink is viscous and doesn’t spread, even fine lines will hold on dark paper. The blind (inkless) emboss adds a subtle detail to the image while showing that engraving simultaneously inks and embosses in one process.  

Design to Touch co-authored by Rose Gonnella can be purchased here.


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