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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

£1,100 (US$1,800)

Production Time

10 Days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

85 mm. × 55 mm. (3.5 in. × 2 in.)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Confiscated illicit CDs crushed and then dispersed in a pale blue transparent polycarbonate recycled from blue water containers

Number of Colors

1 spot color




ITC Lubalin Graph, Trade Gothic Condensed


For most designers a 130 lb. cover business card is a glorious achievement in hefty weight, it becomes a card that gets noticed as it is handed and its, at most, eighth-of-an-inch thickness can be imposing. Manchester-based Corporation Pop has gone beyond any set of conventions for their business card and have produced an almost half-inch business card sculpted from a joyful concoction of crushed illicit CDs and water containers. As if that wasn’t enough for it to stand out, it is foil blocked (foil stamped) in the brightest orange this side of the sun. The only caveat is that you probably can’t fit more than, say, five in your wallet.

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Corporation Pop Business Card


Production Method

Foil stamp



Corporation Pop



Foil Blocking: Foilco
Waterjet Cutting: Gee Graphite
Sheet Material Supply: Smile Plastics

This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 17, 2009


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About UnderConsideration

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 Bloomington, IN. 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.

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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.


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