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Lead Image

M David Media Business Card

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Production Method

Emboss
Rubber stamp

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Design

Brandon Harrison

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Printing

Matt Allen

Hand-powder-embossed on actual Polaroids, these one-of-a-kind business cards for Denver based wedding photographer Matt Allen are so cool they’re cold.  

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Client

M David Media


Quantity Produced

50


Production Cost

$1/card


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Futura Bold
FF Din Condensed Medium

 


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Project Description

After designing a new identity for Matt, he wanted me to create a business card that showcased his love for Denver and his affinity for film photography. Matt is unique in the fact that he only books a handful of clients every year and shoots almost exclusively in the Denver area. So, we needed a solution that wasn't just unique, but cost-effective as well.

Polaroid 300 film was the perfect fit; literally—they're even the perfect size! Matt was able to pour his heart, hands and craft into every detail of these cards. They're not just a showcase of his work, but also a representation of his work ethic. From the tactile embossing, to the nuances of stamping and film, we think these cards are pretty darn unique, memorable, and engaging.

Production Lesson(s)

Producing these cards by hand was, and still is, difficult. We had to switch inks in order to speed up dry time and create a permanent print. We also had to heat the embossing powder quickly to keep the film and backing from separating. Lastly, we discovered that placing the business card on a colder surface, such as granite, helped minimize damage to the back of the card while embossing. Despite challenges, you just have to be willing to fail—especially when experimenting with an out-of-the-box concept.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 8, 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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