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Lead Image

Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity

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Production Method

Letterpress

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Design

Kevin Cantrell

Design Consulting: Arlo Vance

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Printing

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. 

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Client

Law Office of Matthew Messina


Quantity Produced

500


Production Cost

$3,000


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

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

HTF Knockout
Bauer Bodoni
Custom Lettering

 


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.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

July 9, 2013

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Filed Under

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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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