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BROWSE


Lead Image

Philip Attar Business Cards

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Production Method

Emboss
Engraving

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Design

Philip Attar

Arabic calligraphy: Mamoun Sakkal

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Printing

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.  

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

1,000


Production Cost

$1,400


Production Time

18 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock

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


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

DIN
Adobe Garamond Pro
Custom Arabic Calligraphy

 


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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.”

Post Author

Author Picture

Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

May 15, 2012

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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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