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Incognition Business Cards


Production Method




Gene Wang




A brain is just a brain until you layer a bullet hole over it with a UV spot varnish. A whole new dimension is discovered and is up for discussion as these business cards are handed out. 




Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

7 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

2.16 × 3.35 in.

Page Count

Paper Stock

Sirio 80 Black / 380gsm

Number of Colors



Spot UV



Helvetica Neue LT Std


Incognition Business Cards
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Project Description

Incognition is an up and coming brand consulting agency with a focus on the psychological aspects of branding. Based on a cognitive theory first proposed by Dr. Steve Bunce in 2006, which explains the act of unconscious thinking, the Incognition way of branding leverages on the stronger processing power of the unconscious.

Incognition's visual identity is represented through a visual of a brain scan. The fracture lines are a result of the impact of the bullet hole that targets the creative (right) side of the brain which spreads its impact onto the rational (left) side of the brain. This visual interprets Incognition's ability of using creative methods to convince the rational mind.

For the business card, the brain scan visual was printed in black on a 380gsm Sirio 80 black card with a spot UV finish on the fracture lines. The details of the bearer is printed in metallic silver ink.

Production Lesson(s)

The main concern before the print production was whether it was possible to spot UV the 0.05mm fine fracture lines. After discussing with the printers. The final artwork of the fracture lines were increased to 0.15mm to ensure that it registers on the spot UV film. In the end, the fracture lines measure about 0.5mm after the spot UV finish.”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 2, 2013


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