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Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity


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Kevin Cantrell

Design Consulting: Arlo Vance



The Mandate Press

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There is something in the color palette and the textures in this identity that make me want to touch every letterpressed ridge and dot possible. That, or work for this lawyer so that I can get a card with my own name on it. 



Law Office of Matthew Messina

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

2 Weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Letterhead11 × 8.5 in.
Bank Notes: 8.5 × 3.25 in.
Business Cards: 3.5 × 2 in.
Envelope: 9.5 × 4.125 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Crane / Crane's Lettra / Pearl White / Text
Crane / Crane's Lettra / Pearl White / 110C

Number of Colors





HTF Knockout
Bauer Bodoni
Custom Lettering


Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity
Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity
Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity
Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity
Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity
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Project Description

Authentic, genuine, and forthright. The Law Office of Matthew Messina embodies traditional values that provide the best legal services possible with an emphasis on estate planning, trusts, wills, contracts and family law.  With a direct client's relationship, Matthew Messina works with each client through direct correspondence and personal contact. This necessitated a tactile method of correspondence that imbues the integrity, genuine nature, and customized experience of Matthew Messina.

Production Lesson(s)

The registration on the fine lines proved to be very challenging. The nature of letterpress is that the artwork will expand as it is impressed into the paper. With such fine line and attention to detail, registration and alignment became the greatest challenge. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 9, 2013


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