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Philip Attar Business Cards


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Philip Attar

Arabic calligraphy: Mamoun Sakkal



Terrapin Stationers NYC

Astral Arabic calligraphy and ethereal engraving set in a 210-pound cotton castle in the sky make this card a dream come true.  




Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

18 Days

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Paper Stock

Savoy 100% cotton 92C + 118C duplexed for a 210C total

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Adobe Garamond Pro
Custom Arabic Calligraphy


Philip Attar Business Cards
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Project Description

I always found European-sized calling cards with super thick cotton stocks and delicate engraving to be superbly elegant. Something about the way they feel makes you remember them, from the subtle raised lettering to the textured cotton stocks. The one and only Ted Harrington of Terrapin Stationers delicately mounted the Savoy 100% cotton 92# + 118# for a 210# total without affecting the engraving on one side and the embossed Arabic character on the other. The calligraphy on the back is my Arabic nickname: "the dreamer".

Production Lesson(s)

Terrapin Stationers, who are specialists in engraving since 1913, definitely contributed to the success of this print job. Try to work with the most experienced specialist in the process needed, and you will never be disappointed.”

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Kelly Cree

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Date Published

May 15, 2012


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