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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

£1,100 (US$1,800)

Production Time

10 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

85 mm. × 55 mm. (3.5 in. × 2 in.)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Confiscated illicit CDs crushed and then dispersed in a pale blue transparent polycarbonate recycled from blue water containers

Number of Colors

1 spot color




ITC Lubalin Graph, Trade Gothic Condensed


For most designers a 130 lb. cover business card is a glorious achievement in hefty weight, it becomes a card that gets noticed as it is handed and its, at most, eighth-of-an-inch thickness can be imposing. Manchester-based Corporation Pop has gone beyond any set of conventions for their business card and have produced an almost half-inch business card sculpted from a joyful concoction of crushed illicit CDs and water containers. As if that wasn’t enough for it to stand out, it is foil blocked (foil stamped) in the brightest orange this side of the sun. The only caveat is that you probably can’t fit more than, say, five in your wallet.

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Corporation Pop Business Card


Production Method

Foil stamp



Corporation Pop



Foil Blocking: Foilco
Waterjet Cutting: Gee Graphite
Sheet Material Supply: Smile Plastics

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 17, 2009


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About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

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Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.


The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

Events & Judged Competitions

Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.


Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.

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