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Drop Inn Hostel

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

1 Week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Business Card: 85 mm × 55mm (3.5 in × 2 in)
Flyer: 148mm × 210mm (5.8 in × 8.25 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock

Business Card: Greyboard 1mm
Flyer: Greyboard 300gsm

Number of Colors

1 Spot






Hostels are probably the last place you would expect to find good design materials but if you happen to be in Singapore you can — sorry, this is inevitable — drop in at the Drop Inn Hostel and ask someone that works there for their business card which is deliciously thick. Or if you are lucky you might be able to get one of the oversized “O”s that dropped from their logo. Designed by local firm Bravo Company, I just love the simplicity and starkness of the these two items. Plus, it makes me feel like the bathrooms at this hostel will be clean… or that the toilet paper will be 1mm greyboard.

Drop Inn is a budget hostel. To further emphasise this, the “O” is dropped, making it look neglected and run-down. Everything is printed on recycled gray boards. The flyer is the “O” that dropped off. If you bring the “O” back to the hostel, you get a discount reward.

There is a maximum thickness for the stock you can feed into the offset machine. For the 1mm-thick greyboard, foil stamp is the only way to go other than silkscreen.

Drop Inn Hostel Flyer and Business Card --- Drop Inn Hostel Flyer and Business Card --- Drop Inn Hostel Flyer and Business Card --- Drop Inn Hostel Flyer and Business Card


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Drop Inn Hostel Flyer and Business Card


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Bravo Company: Edwin Tan



Chuan Boon Printing Co.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 10, 2011


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