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BROWSE


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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced

250


Production Cost

$200


Production Time

1 1/2 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 in × 2 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane Lettra, 220 lb


Number of Colors

Varnishes

1


Binding


Typography

House-A-Rama
Knockout
Blackoak
Old Stock

 

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.

Hans Bennewitz Business Card --- Hans Bennewitz Business Card --- Hans Bennewitz Business Card ---

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Mode Design: Hans Bennewitz

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Printing

The Mandate Press

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

Post Author

Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 13, 2011

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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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