The Envelope, Please...
The Oscar® Envelope
Iconic as it may be, the Oscar® awards envelope remained nothing more than a generic white envelope for the first eight decades of the Academy
Awards’® existence. For the 83rd annual Academy Awards®, all of that changed. At Marc’s suggestion, the Awards committee decided to raise the envelope’s profile, asking Marc to design and produce it. The outside of the award envelope features a subtle watermarked pattern and an Art Deco-inspired satin gold foil frame and debossed cavity. An ecru inset panel bears the name of each award category in a rich charcoal ink. Inside the envelope, a heavy-weight ecru card features deco gold foil accents with a gold leaf-embossed Oscar® statuette along with the phrase, “And the Oscar ® goes to...” The winner’s name is printed in charcoal ink and mounted onto a matching, hand-wrapped red lacquer frame. The back of the card indicates the specific award category, and is visible to viewers. In addition to envelopes and announcements, Marc designed invitations to all Oscar®-related events.
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