I have to admit, every now and then I ask myself, “Can we show yet another letterpress business card?” And I am always surprised that the answer is yes. As long as the paper is thick, the impressions deep, the typography and layout sweet, and the photography up close and personal, we will put up as many letterpress business cards as our server can hold.
But I digress. This cartography inspired set of business cards for the Boston-based duo behind Second World, makes great use of letterpress to give their design that additional old-world feel that they are trying to convey. Running one of the letterpress plates without ink gives the cards a nice, sophisticated touch that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Plus, that trimming is tight! And I mean that as physically tight, not, you know, tight.
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.