Star Iron Cross with Locked Cover – 60-Second Fold of the Week
This week's featured format is so smart and so simple and so clever—we know you're going to love it. Sent to us by Gilson Graphics in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this invitation to a "Lunch & Learn" series modifies the classic Iron Cross format into a star shape with a locking mechanism on the cover. The opening experience comes in three phases—closed, it looks like an envelope, and as you begin to open it (phase two), the bottom v-shaped panel forms a pocket to hold an insert. Phase three is the final star shape it creates when opened. Designed by Gilson's in-house Tonic Design team, we think this week's format will be a fan favorite!
Trish Witkowski shares her super-cool folding samples and helpful production tips. View the “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week” archive at www.foldfactory.com.
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.