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Quantity Produced


Production Cost

£198 (US$324)

Production Time

7 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

85 mm × 50 mm (3.5 in × 2 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Colorplan Citrine and Grey board glued, weight 540gsm (324 lb)

Number of Colors

1 spot (gray foil on citrine color side)


1 clear gloss on gray color side



Mode nine
Franklin Gothic


There is an unspoken challenge between graphic designers to see who can create the thickest business card — at least the thickest one made out of paper — and the latest entry in the thick-as-bread category is that of Manchester based designer Antony Wilock, who has glued together two heavy cover weights to form a 540gsm (324 lb) business card. To counter the heft of the card, Antony applied the delicate process of foil stamping to create a simple gray-on-citrine design with his information and a gloss-on-gray treatment for the back. Heavy (and pretty) stuff!

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 3, 2009


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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 Bloomington, IN. More…

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