Every year, Summit Brewing Co. celebrates the repeal of prohibition with an new, annual poster design and by throwing a Repeal Day event at their Saint Paul brewery/taproom.
We combined a variety of techniques to produce a poster with early 20th century charm and a contemporary composition. The piece is a distilled timeline of the number of active breweries in the United States at different stages in recorded history.
The vehicles were chunks of hardwood cut into puzzles. The pieces you see were left “type high” while the remainder of the block was either cut down or engraved away.
The type was printed using lead versions of the typeface Craw Modern, except “Prohibition” which is set in Bodoni Ultra.
Summit's 2 versions of their logo were produced using photo-polymer plates.