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Hub Business Cards


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Emily Grigone, Designer
Jamie Chen, Designer
Peter Judd, Creative Director
Jason Rothman, Creative Director




The team at Hub figured out a good way to have tricked-out business cards without breaking the bank, especially when new cards were needed for a new hire. By ordering a large quantity of blank business cards, and a stamp per employee they were able to spend more on the generic part of the cards. And it sounds like once they figured out a system to stamp the cards with a consistent use of the alloted space they were on a roll. 




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Project Description

When Hub had the opportunity to redesign the agency business cards, we also wanted to eliminate the expense of having to reproduce custom cards for new employees. So we came up with the solution to customize them ourselves by using hand stamps for the front of the cards. The back side is an embossed map of the Presidio. Additional details include hand-painted edges and four different 'pin' stamps to call out our specific location in the Presidio in San Francisco.

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Finding the perfect ink for the rubber stamps proved difficult. We experimented with countless pre-inked and custom Pantone pads. We learned that custom ink pads require bulk orders (5 gallons!) and are more watery than their counterparts. We settled on a good pre-inked pad that holds onto the paper well and matches Hub's deep green color.

We also quickly discovered the challenge of stamping the same area on every card. Our stamps were designed to take up the majority of white space, so there wasn't much room for error. We ended up having a simple, plastic rig made that fits perfectly to the card and stamp. As a result, the placement of the information is consistent and allows for the subtle imperfections of the stamped ink to shine through. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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April 6, 2016


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