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Feature Presentation: Silence of the Lambs - March 2021 | Design & Paper Spotlight

Let’s Get Literal (LGL) is a fun, interactive series of designs based on “literal” interpretations. LGL combines several things we love – movies, design and creating campaigns that delight and engage people. This year’s calendar theme is MOVIE TITLES and it’s up to the end-user to guess and then check their answers at

March’s design was inspired by the horrors in sheep’s clothing.

  • Designer: Amy
  • Movie Title: Silence of the Lambs
  • Design Style: Illustration
  • Ink: Four Color Process + Clear Holographic Foil
  • Paper: Neenah, ROYAL SUNDANCE®, Balsa, 80C



In my opinion, Silence of the Lambs has to be one of the most disturbing horror movies of all time! To contrast the creepiness, I created an illustration that was the exact opposite, starting with two adorable little lambs. The lambs themselves are benign and cute, drawn in a vintage cartoonish style, but the duct tape adds that "creepy factor" to the image. The word Shhhhhhh! further emphasizes the silence implied by the duct tape. 




To enhance the vintage style, I chose Neenah’s Royal Sundance® Balsa paper. It's a beautiful neutral paper that contains fiber flecks. To add even more age and depth to the design, I placed a grunge texture as a base. To draw attention to the duct tape, I used a realistic photo adding a clear holographic foil after printing to mimic the shiny silver finish.


I really like the way this illustration turned out and how the paper elevated the aesthetic.


Striking the perfect balance between character and quality, ROYAL SUNDANCE® Papers come in a wide range of tasteful whites and natural colors, plus beautiful traditional hues that are all FSC® and Green-e Certified. Plus, with 6 different finishes: Felt, Fiber, Laid, Linen, Smooth and Vellum, your project is sure to provide the perfect tactile experience. For more information and a peek at color options, visit our friends at Neenah.  

If you’d like to make your next print project have maximum impact – Sigler's ready to help. CALL US AT 515.232.6997 or jump right in and fill out our project planner. 

To download Silence of the Lambs for your screens, click here.

Didn't receive a Sigler calendar this year? Never fear. Download a free printable version here.