This should answer some questions. Ask any others.
Mainly "how did you come to this design," and what instructions were you given?"
This was done for the printer.
They wanted one as a wall sample of what they can do, and one to give to the client.
The instructions were to "do whatever you can. Make it look good, and different. And since i have not seen the movie (either of them) if you think of something to make it look more matrix-like that would be fine too."
However, I did get some instruction on what they absolutely wanted to see.
Since it was a print job they wanted to make sure to show the asorted printing elements that made the job unique (and profitable, because each "add on" added price to the bill) from a printer persepctive.
This is what they wanted to see:
2 Custom black linnen laid paper envelopes. (you can see them on the top and on the center left).
The Silver hot-foil stamped return address on the above envelopes.(on the top area)
(the large center grouping is) (CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE)
The announcement card that was printed on the front and back. Two versions were printed, one in French (for Cannes) and one in English. (Lose the Fecnch ones.)
The silver ticket folder/holder. With embossing and fold score line. As well as die-stamp cuts to insert the party ticket.(at the top)
The bottom most item (CLICK THIS LINK) is the invitation/ticket to see The Matrix in Cannes (in French for the French pavilion showing, and another was printed in Engilsh for the Amercian pavilion showing)(lose the French one).
The white item is the actual ticket CLICK HERE TO SEE that printed to be given out to see the first showing on May 7th, at one of two theaters. It is notable as it is printed on clear film (dare we say maylar?).
The problem with twofold. You can't see it without a backer. And any adhesive will be clealy visible with or without a backer.
Last but not least is the funky hologram backing board.
It is the material that all the items (except the clear one) were printed on.
When they asked for something that was different, and matrix like" I thought that no material I had really could come close. I had the printer save all the trimmings. I used a bunch of the trimmings (about 2 x 7 inches in size) and attached them to the backing board. I attached them at a 45 angle from the orientation of the printed material.
I have pix of that process to upload to explain better.