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BROWSE


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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

350


Production Cost

$50


Production Time

4 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2.5 in × 2.5 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane's Lettra, 220 lb DTC


Number of Colors

CMYK

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Gotham
Warnock Pro

 

Created with the resourcefulness only a student could conjure up, these hand-cut and hand-duplexed business cards look professionally manufactured as well as unique. A+!

The biggest challenge was budget. The first quote I got was all-inclusive offset printing, paper, and die-cutting at roughly $750. Being a student, that was nowhere near the realm of possibility. So I compromised. I purchased the 110-pound paper, printed each side digitally through the local University Press, adhered the two separate sides of the card together myself, and endeavored to do all of the die-cutting by hand. It ended up taking about 1 hour of personal labor per 50 printed cards. Considering my final cost, this was no issue at all, and at times it was even enjoyable.

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Production Method

Die-cut

Digital

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Dustin K. Friesen

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Printing

University Press: Upland, Indiana

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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Jessica Mullen

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 22, 2012

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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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