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BROWSE


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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

Business Cards: 500 each of 2 names
Letterhead: 700
Envelope: 500


Production Cost

$3,000


Production Time

3 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Business Cards: 3.375 × 2.25 in
Letterhead: 8.5 in × 11
Envelope: No. 10


Page Count


Paper Stock

Mohawk Navajo 80lb text
Domtar Hots 65lb cover


Number of Colors

2 Spot (Black + PMS Yellow 012)

Varnishes

Business Cards: Spot varnished type to avoid transfer


Binding


Typography

Helvetica

 

For his own stationery, Mike Kasperski went with some very basic essentials: Helvetica, yellow and black. What could potentially look boring and default, here comes across as design-ey and sophisticated — two qualities that a designer should never shy away from. To make matters more design-ey and sophisticated, Mike created his business cards by sandwiching a heavy yellow cover paper between two text-weight sheets of Mohawk Navajo, which creates a lovely effect. And, interestingly, rather than specify a different weight for each piece, that same Navajo sheet was used to print the letterhead and custom envelope as well, so the whole project can be printed in one go.

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Production Method

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Design

Creative Direction and Design: Mike Kasperski, Matter Strategic Design

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Printing

Springfield Graphics
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Post Author

Armin

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 13, 2010

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


online

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.

graphic design

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

publishing

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.

Writing

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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