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Holiday Cards for Graphic & Website Designers

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

1331 Design LLC

Design, layout, copywriting, creative direction: Angela Ferraro-Fanning

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Printing

Angel Bomb Design + Letterpress

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Laughter is the best medicine, and a sense of humor is what saves us geeks from going to the other side. Wishing there were more than three cards in this set. 

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Client

self-promotion


Quantity Produced

50 sets


Production Cost

$801


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.25 × 5.5 ×  in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Neenah / Lettra / Ecru / 220C


Number of Colors

3

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Gotham Bold
Times

This piece is available for purchase for $13.99


Holiday Cards for Graphic & Website Designers
Holiday Cards for Graphic & Website Designers
Holiday Cards for Graphic & Website Designers
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Project Description

Perfect for graphic and website designers, these holiday cards convey witty messages. Each 4.25-by-5.5-inch card with rounded corners is letterpress-printed on an ecru heavy-stock. Sayings are written in graphic and website designer-speak to read "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow," and "The Most Wonderful Times of the Year." One of each card is included with three kraft paper envelopes. The back-side of the cards are blank for writing your own personalized message.

I love letterpress and also have an eco-friendly mindset as a designer. This project is a spin-off of an earlier self-promotion I had created for my clients.  In February 2012, I wanted to create a self-promotion that would let my clients know how much I like working with them (what better time than Valentine's Day!). After lots of thought, I settled on creating three Valentines Day cards that the client could reuse by passing out to their loved ones for the holiday. To incorporate my business services, I wrote phrases that would be fun to illustrate but that also were relevant to graphic and website design. I chose letterpress printing because I value the high-quality, authentic look it brings to a project. I decided to create another three-card series for the holidays and to position the cards to appeal to website and graphic designers for sale on Etsy.

Production Lesson(s)

I learned that next time around I may go with a die-cut for the rounded corners, based on the suggestion of my printer. Though the corners are currently rounded on these cards, a more consistent finish could be had by going with a die-cut.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

January 16, 2013

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Holiday Card
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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