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BROWSE


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Client

Matthew Del Degan


Quantity Produced

500


Production Cost

$475


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 in × 2 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Cougar Uncoated, 200 lb Cover


Number of Colors

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Tungsten

 

If you squint, Del Degan’s new business card almost resembles a bar of soap or a keycard, drawing attention to the nature of the card as an object, rather than a simple scrap of 2D information. Don’t drop it in the shower though.

As an industrial designer looking for a business card and identity, materiality and objects were of the highest importance for Matthew. In order to speak immediately to the fact that at its core, what he does is make things, we opted to skip the ink and make the card itself the object by simply blind embossing the details on a beautiful, thick stock.

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Matthew Del Degan Business Card

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Date Published

February 22, 2012

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blogs we publish

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.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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