Periscope Creative, a Portland, OR-based creative agency has adopted a nautical theme for their brand. This deep blue business card features two topographic maps that weave in and out of one another creating a rhythmic flowing quality. The back of the card features the geographic coordinates of the agency which provides a nice contrast to the bold color and movement on the front.
Client Andrew Barden of Periscope Creative knew he wanted the approachable warmth of letterpress in his stationery system, and it was my charge to communicate the company’s new maritime-inspired brand voice through this vehicle. The result was an economical two-sided, one-color business card that featured the usual contact/title information on the front side, and the geographic location of the Periscope office on the reverse.
The pattern of two overlayed topographic maps feature on the card front ‚Äî one represents undersea topography and the company’s coastal-Oregon roots, the other the mountainous topography of the company’s current home in Portland, Oregon. They also nicely reference the company’s functional expertise in front-end design and back-end programming. The blind emboss of the undersea map prevented any difficult traps or overprints, while creating a lovely tactile surface.
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