A tongue-in-cheek approach to business cards is a good approach to get people chatting or put in a good mood—it also helps that, as a general rule, they will remember you and your card for a long time. Add to that a fun illustrative style and you should be getting something in return from a few card exchanges.
I have a bit of a commitment problem and was having a hard time choosing between two of my designs. When Keith at Cranky Pressman suggested gang printing three designs I was thrilled. Duplexing was a bonus giving the card a nice solid 200-lb-feel and amongst the sea of designer’s business cards it feels professional despite ascii unicorns.
I haven’t gotten any new unicorn grooming business from them but designers seem to like them.
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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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.
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.