The light of the moon was chosen as a metaphor for Antalis’ paper printing effects project to promote their black, grey and silver paper. The project is presented in a set of two volumes within a specially designed moon-textured case.
Centred around the concept of ‘Catching Moonbeams’, the box set works as an engaging whole to highlight the ephemeral and illusory nature of light, darkness, and colour. Its effects take the reader in the first volume, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, from black, a place where there is no reflection from the light of the sun, to the second volume, ‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’, where the experience of light and silver are subtly illustrated.
The first volume, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’, begins with an experiential journey that is both visceral and texturally rich. As readers touch and feel the different paper textures and printing effects, they are taken step-by-step to the moon. Finally, with man’s first step on the moon, the impossible becomes possible—the dream comes true: through the prints and textures, we can touch the moon! In the second volume, ‘By the Light of the Silvery Moon’, we continue to catch moonbeams in a simple paper sample booklet showcasing Antalis’ black to grey and silver papers.