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Tokyo-based multi-lingual translator and writer Darryl Jingwen Wee’s business cards are printed on handmade paper made from his own published articles. Each paper is unique in color and thickness and hand-printed using an ink transfer pen, signifying FPDG’s choice to forgo a traditional logo in favor of employing materials as the voice of the identity.  



Darryl Jingwen Wee

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3.34 × 2.17 in.

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Darryl Wee Business Card
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Project Description

Designed for a translator and writer for the arts, these cards reflect the process of the vocation and personality of their owner. The client is based in Tokyo and that led us very quickly to think about using paper — paper that is hand-made from all the published articles that he had written, imbuing the essence of his craft into his identity. Contact details were then hand-printed onto each individual card using a transfer marker. Just as a translator’s role is that of bridging language boundaries, this process of transference from one medium to another is reiterated in how each card is made. Every card is handmade, and therefore beautifully idiosyncratic.

Production Lesson(s)

Initially we wanted to make these paper of a uniform weight and a consistent color. We soon learned that because of the different nature of the papers that we were recycling to make the cards, it proved to be difficult to achieve consistency of the thickness of the paper as well as the color. So we decided to leave the color as natural as it gets and the weight, we tried as best to keep them to a certain range. We also mastered the proportion of water mixing with the pulp; the more water it has, the thinner the paper gets; also the balance of moisture in the pulp such that it stays together when removed from the sieve after many trials.”

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Kelly Cree

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August 22, 2012


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