Few things are so simple and so attractive, at least to these blogger’s eyes, than a transparent varnish on a black background. Specially, as a side note, when it is used so smartly in applications like this. But I digress to the varnish-on-black at hand, the business cards and petite brochure from Brooklyn-based Fangohr. The business cards feature the items on each of the cardee’s desks from the obvious (keyboard) to the nerdy (the title treatment of Wolfgang Weingart’s My Way to Typography on Florian’s card). Meanwhile the business card is varnished with graphs and infographics that help Fangohr with their state of affairs: “this material,” reads the cover “proves that we need your business.” A nice touch is that the business cards are printed on coated stock with matte varnish and the brochure on uncoated stock with UV varnish, playing nicely with the opposing finishes.
The printer was capable of printing as small as 0.18 pt stroke on the UV spot, which allowed for a lot of detail in the illustrations- so we were able to really show everything that lives on our desks. [This image by Fangohr]
FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.
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blogs we publish
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.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.