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Lead Image

Black. White. Thick. Deep. Full. Quirky. All of the above and more can be found in this one small piece of extra thick paper turned business card. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

250


Production Cost

390


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 × 2 × 1/32 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Crane's Lettra / Fluorescent White / 220C


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Duke
Wisdom Script
Neutraface
Liberator
Ed Interlock

 


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Project Description

I wanted a super-thick card with some heavy duty impression.

Production Lesson(s)

This is the second business card I have had Mama's Sauce letterpress for me. The first one was beautiful, but it lacked the thickness I wanted. Don't get me wrong, I loved the card and I got a great deal for them (they were running a 250 cards for $99 deal!). The impression was also really nice and deep. ┬áSo this time around, I asked for their advice: "How do I maintain the impression quality of the last card, but increase the overall thickness?" After some discussion, Mama's Sauce suggested we use the 220C Lettra instead of the 110C. It made for a substantial increase in cost, but it was totally worth it. The new card is sturdy as Hell and the impression is even better than last time. They smushed it real good.”

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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

July 12, 2013

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Filed Under

Business Cards
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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