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Lead Image

This card represents everything that is good about graphic design: fun with office supplies, copious amounts of magenta, and magical sparkles that add depth and dimension to business as usual.  

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

2,000


Production Cost

$1,560


Production Time

3 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2 in × 3.5 in × .1875 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

Neenah / Classic Crest / 110 C / Duplexed


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Bryant
Brandon Grotesque
FIG
Ideal Sans
Bree Serif

 


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Project Description

Recently opening the doors on our new studio, we of course needed business cards immediately. We had just wrapped up the logo and general branding specifications and wanted to use the business card as an opportunity to push things even further. We used fun illustrations related to our name and process combined with a variety of printing techniques to add definition and depth to our visual identity.

Production Lesson(s)

The kind folks at Studio on Fire were happy to explain the difficulties associated with printing our almost full coverage back. They did an excellent job of steering us towards the Neenah Classic Crest paper, which holds the ink better than a Cranes paper, which would have ended up having more speckling to it. They also shared with us that sometimes they got the paper wet before printing full coverage color to ensure better ink absorption.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

April 20, 2012

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Filed Under

Business Cards
Letterpress

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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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