13 Jun
June Blog - Laser Cut Designs

Intricate Laser-cut Design Delivers Striking Results

After a fast-paced deadline we can look back and review the array of items created for an event. The Scripps Research Doctoral graduation is no different. May 17, 2019, the largest graduating class in the school’s history was recognized for their outstanding research accomplishments. Taking on the collateral design and coordinating many items with tiny details can be challenging. And when adding an intricate laser-cut, foil stamped invitation design to an already tight time-line, you can have second thoughts. But in the end, the detail and intricacy is well worth it when you see the project come to fruition.

COE designed this graduation series for Skaggs Graduate School of Chemical and Biological Sciences to announce their 27th Commencement. Formerly The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Research now sports a new contemporary brand and logo designed by the in-house Scripps Research Communications team. Showing the new look on a laser-cut black linen slipcover, a foil stamped clear gloss logo and blue metallic foil abstract image subtly announce the event. The front image is partially laser-cut so you are able to see a hint of the four-color image beneath. Aligning these two images for a tight registration needed a little extra care and a test run to make it a perfect fit. As you slide the iridescent invitation card out of the slipcover, you can view the full abstract molecular illustration and event information. This abstract image series is part of the Graduate Program’s new design for its collateral and communications also designed by COE Design. 

An oversized A8 invitation, personalized table cards and programs were all designed to complement the new brand. COE also developed outdoor building banners announcing the commencement. The Scripps Research team who hangs these banners actually thanked us for making their job easy by adding the finished edges. We’d like to thank them for taking care to hang these oversized beauties with pride. These 28-foot tall banners attach to the Scripps buildings using grommets anchored in place by brushed aluminum rods, which prevent wind disturbance. The black color palette used on the graduation elements reinforce the brand and tie into the new Graduate Program literature.

Founded by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, The Scripps Research Institute, is now called Scripps Research. Ranked among the top 10 doctoral programs of its kind in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the Skaggs Graduate School at Scripps Research offers rigorous training in chemistry, chemical biology, neuroscience, immunology, cell biology, infectious diseases, and numerous other biomedical research areas. A bi-coastal program with a sister campus in Jupiter, Florida, the Scripps Research program immerses students in intensive laboratory research while offering a customizable course curriculum that allows students to match individual research interests while exploring multidisciplinary topics at the interface of chemistry and biology.

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