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BROWSE


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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost

$1,000


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3 in × 2.5 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

French Paper Co. Pop-Tone in Sweet Tooth and Razzleberry colors


Number of Colors

2 spot inks, Black and Rubine Red

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Courier

 

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.

Jennifer Daniel Business Cards ---Jennifer Daniel Business Cards ---Jennifer Daniel Business Cards

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

September 9, 2010

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About UnderConsideration

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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