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Client

Yellow Duck PR


Quantity Produced

500


Production Cost

$660


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Flat: 6.3 in × 1.75 in
Folded: 3.5 in × 1.75 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Reich Paper, Savoy, 118 lb


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Helvetica Neue

 

Here is a great example of how a simple, yet clever concept can be translated into good design. A well designed business card with a little extra pop is a great way to ensure that people will remember you and the business you represent. This card does just that. When it comes to typography I generally prefer something a bit more daring. However, I doubt anyone has ever lost their job over using Helvetica. Plus, the die-cut duck bill is where my interest lies so I won’t let the type ruffle my feathers, so to speak.

I knew the identity for Yellow Duck PR had to be very iconic and memorable, and I didn’t want to do the straightforward approach of ducks lined up. I remember from my days of watching Donald Duck cartoons that the beak itself was a pretty distinct shape. I knew that it would be my inspiration for the client’s identity. The shape of the beak has a lot of character, but I wanted it simple, clean, strong and memorable without coming off too child-like. I balanced the curved “Beak” icon with a very rigid stacked arrangement of type for the logo signature.

In the business card design, I wanted to literally bring the “Beak” to life. It’s a one-folded business card with a die-cut along the beak’s edge which allows the user to open the mouth and fold the card over to conceal the business card content.

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Date Published

July 5, 2011

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