Zodiac cards - The Tiger

Project 10/31/2019

Tiger Blog article

Isn't it fascinating, in nature, how the tigers’ appearance is both distinctive and camouflaging! And the tiger zodiac card reflects this uniqueness wonderfully. The tiger colours and the surroundings (the background) blend into each other yet the tiger remains clearly visible and recognizable – the effect being achieved and emphasized through the application of a transparent hot foil.

The charismatic tiger…. He can be the centre of attention or he can just as easily blend into the crowd or the background! Read the latest entry in our blog series to learn more about the Tiger and the Tiger Card.

Characteristics of the zodiac
The tiger is the third in the sequence of Chinese zodiac signs. And as with the tiger in nature these are very independent and self-confident personalities. They like to do things single-handedly and less in groups. Tigers want to lead and take leadership positions- having a strong sense of justice and are protectors of the "normal people". Tigers do not beat around the bush and are very direct. However, they know that they have to comply with social rules; but if someone is wrong you can be sure the tiger will not keep it a secret! Tigers are also in a hurry. Sometimes too much so and their haste can lead to misfortune for themselves! However, tigers do not accept defeat and will continue to endeavour until they succeed. Even if it means starting over![1]

Years of the tiger
1926 | 1938 | 1950 | 1962 | 1974 | 1986 | 1998 | 2010 | 2022

Celebrities born under the sign of the Tiger

  • Marco Polo (1254)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770)
  • Karl Marx (1818)
  • Emily Brontë (1818)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890)
  • Marilyn Monroe (1926)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (1974)

Paper: Metapaper EXTRAROUGH Coldwhite
EXTRAROUGH is an extremely tactile natural paper which meets exacting haptic and print standards and expectations. It works across all print platforms and is the perfect combination of touch and printability – it is the Metapaper house paper. More about this in our Metapaper Wiki.

Finishing: transparent hot foil
As the name suggests, the hot foil process combines foil material and high temperature to create beautiful effects. Heat and pressure are applied to the foil film using a stamping die which transfers the substance of the film to the printing substrate. If desired, a little more pressure can be applied than is necessary for the transfer to create a slightly embossed or debossed result. With the Tiger, the matt, transparent film provides a great contrast to the rough natural paper to create the space for the motif to come to life. The effect also brings more colour and luminosity to the tiger.

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