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Onyx Feather Business Card


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Creating a visual illusion of landscape, the combination of colors and depth makes “onyx feather” look like it’s floating across the card. The more I look, the more I see. 



Onyx Feather

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Production Cost

Production Time

2 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 × 2 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Neenah / Crane's Lettra / Pearl White / 220 DTC

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Onyx Feather Business Card
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Project Description

Onyx Feather was created to merge two desires. The first is to create eclectic art that reuses disregarded items. The second is to make a positive impact in the lives of children who have been forgotten.

A lot of their necklaces fuse overlooked vintage pieces with semi-precious stones and other modern materials to create timeless adornments that transform once disregarded pieces into new, unforgettable ones.

With these things in mind the choice was clear to use letterpress to make a single color bold and elegant for these business cards.

Production Lesson(s)

This project was a delicate balance when it came to pressure and ink coverage. Our desire was to get the most impact out of a single color in order to match the earth-friendly desires of the client. It's always a challenge when you are working with negative/positive type and large/small areas of ink coverage directly next to each other. It's asking a lot of the press and paper to create this 3 dimensional push and pull.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 29, 2012


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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…

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Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

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