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These are the last three designs Steve DeCusatis produced for his business cards. Steve changes up the design every time to spice things up a little bit and experiment with different printing techniques. All three of these designs were letterpresses and have debossed backs. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

250 / 500


Production Cost

$200


Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 × 2 in


Page Count

1


Paper Stock

Crane / Crane's Lettra / Florescent White / Pearl White / 110 / 220


Number of Colors

1 / 2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Officina
Mrs Eaves
Custom

 


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Project Description

Every time I run out of business cards, I re-design them slightly, but consistently keep the B&W (or in the most recent case; Black & Silver) color palette. This adds interest and intrigue and allows me to experiment with print techniques. The last three batches I had letterpressed. The two black-only cards were done by Mama's Sauce in Orlando, FL, and the version with black and silver were printed by Two Paperdolls in Wayne, PA.

Production Lesson(s)

I've really enjoyed toying with letterpress and will definitely use this printing technique for projects to come. I especially liked the blind hit I did on my latest cards. It gives a debossed effect and adds a great texture!”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 11, 2014

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Filed Under

Business Cards
Letterpress

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FPO (For Print Only), is a division of UnderConsideration, celebrating the reality that print is not dead by showcasing the most compelling printed projects.

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


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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