I’ve been seeing this style of business card a lot lately. Simple black and white letterpressed cards with a colored edge. I argue that the colored edge highlights the weight of the paper, almost like a frame, making it seem more like a small work of art than a business card.
I’ve always been inspired by letterpressed cards, and couldn’t wait for the opportunity to design my own cards in the same medium. My goals were to create a clean and simple solution that shows my design capabilities, my information, and of course, to make it as hard as possible for someone to throw my card away.
I had an enjoyable experience with the printer, and am grateful for their internal quality control when they reprinted my cards for free in order to get me the best quality possible.
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.