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Fabien Barral

Quantity Produced


Production Cost

€150 ($200)

Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.5 cm (1.77 in) × 8.5 cm (3.34 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

600g cotton paper

Number of Colors

Split fountain





Since 2009 Fabien Barral has redesigned and produced a new set of business cards each year. This year he decided to have some fun by letterpressing his cards using a split fountain. If you are not familiar with the term, this is when you let 2 or more inks blend when on press creating unique impressions that can’t be controlled.

Some color mixes do not really match… I am lucky enough to have found a passionate printer who had as fun as me printing the cards and mixing colors. I designed them, and Marek is the one who ended up having fun with the printing—I am more than happy with the results…

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 21, 2011


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