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The Speakeasy

Every year since 2016, an invite-only networking event in Las Vegas called FOUNDERS & FRIENDS has occurred during the CES conference, with the intention of bringing together key players of the hardware development industry to connect in an inherently mindful environment. The party has grown in size and success each year, with past co-hosts including MIT Media Lab and UNIT9.

The liquor partner for 2020 was Victoria-based Empress 1908 Gin, who were serving cocktails to guests and sponsored an exclusive, invite-only 1920’s themed Speakeasy (yes, within the already invite-only party). The organizers of FOUNDERS & FRIENDS asked me to design an invitation that would be handed out by the hosts to guests they wanted to connect with in the quieter environment of the Speakeasy. Using the 20’s most recognizable arts movement of Deco as my guiding direction, I designed the bold and graphic invitation cards that were printed in a small batch of 100 with gold foil and white ink.

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