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BROWSE


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Client

BaristaLab


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost

$500


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2.75 in × 2.75 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Uncoated


Number of Colors

1, black

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Futura

 

What is better than a lusciously thick business card? A good cup of coffee. And when you can get a sense of both in a single touch I believe that is a stroke of genius. Paper, texture, and color come together nicely in this business card where the only thing missing is the scent of coffee.

BaristaLab, a Los Angeles based espresso machine distributor and coffee lab, approached us looking for an identity system that would highlight the “industrial” and “mechanical” qualities of espresso machines. The design for their website, brand, and stationery was greatly inspired by espresso machine schematics. Our stationery system used several printing methods including deboss, letterpress, and a custom stamp.

An interesting printing challenge was combining all three of these printing methods. Doing so required some investigation and iteration into the proper thickness of paper stock to allow for the ink bleeding of the stamp, the deboss’ effect on the back of the card, and the letterpress’ reaction to the deboss texture.

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Design

a verynice design studio: Matthew Manos

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Printing

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.

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Bryony

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 9, 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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