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BROWSE


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Client

Factory Arts


Quantity Produced

100


Production Cost

$120


Production Time

10 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 in × 2 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

7 layers of 80 lb and 100 lb text


Number of Colors

1 spot ink

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

 

There are thick business cards, and then there are thick business cards. Those who love them are usually aware of which paper mill can deliver the thickest and most delicious paper in which to print the ultimate business card. And others resort to gluing two or more papers to create the effect.

For this business card, seven layers of paper were manually glued together (which the printer has dubbed Septaplexing) to form an alternating pattern of colors. Then they were printed using a 100-year-old, manually-operated letterpress.

With the use of a single color, besides the paper, the brand is carried on all six sides of the card — something every receiver is sure to notice. That, and the fact that it won’t necessarily fit in their minimalist wallet.

Factory Arts Business Card --- Factory Arts Business Card --- Factory Arts Business Card

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Production Method

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Design

Factory Arts: Derek Landers

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Printing

Chris Dreyer

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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Bryony

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 19, 2010

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


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.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

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.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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