This is a poster for latin music record label, Fania. The client wanted a look that was modern, but had some salsa flavor. Something vibrant and Miami.
We chose a very vivid, saturated color in a vinyl-coated mat. The modern aspect is the addition of a black Bevel Accent. Bevel Accents are beveled foamboard strips wrapped in acid-free mat paper. They fit under mats and raise the mats high above the surface of the art while adding a contrasting crisp edge of color. They are the contemporary equivalent of a fillet.
The poster was drymounted, as is recommended for all posters, to remove all surface ripples. Drymounting is a process which uses an all-over adhesive film to permanently mount art-on-paper to a substrate. As this piece is glossy, it was even more important. But since the item is limited and numbered and therefore potentially more collectible, I chose a method that is acid-free and removeable.
And then we selected a wide, white, flat, gallery moulding to complete the hot, modern, Miami summer look.