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Lead Image

Version-X Business Cards

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Production Method

Die-cut
Emboss
Offset

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Design

Version-X Design

Design: Chris Fasan, Steve Silvas, Leah Arjona
Creative Direction: Chris Fasan

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Printing

Road Runner Press

The subtleties of these business cards help them stand out in a crowd and make a strong first impression: they are slightly larger than standard business cards, and the X is die-cut and lightly embossed. These are details that—when well executed, as they are here—recipients tend to appreciate, even if they don’t realize why they think this card is better than other cards. 

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Client

self-promotion


Quantity Produced

4,000 (500 per name)


Production Cost


Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

ITC Avant Garde Std
House Movements - Runway

 


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We needed to update our business card design to something a little more exciting and edgy—something that better represented our own brand. We decided to go with a 2-color, diecut card that highlights our x-shaped logo with a very subtle emboss. The new cards are just slightly larger than normal size and the crisp edges of the X always command attention when we hand them out.

Production Lesson(s)

Working with local printers is always a great decision so that you can have better, localized control over your final product and develop relationships with vendors for future projects.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

May 14, 2013

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blogs we publish

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.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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