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The McQuades Business Cards


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Foil stamp



The McQuades

Designers: Mike and Nicole McQuade



Rohner Letterpress

Printing white on black is no small feat when it comes to business cards, but Philadelphia-based design duo The McQuades found white foil on museum board to be a perfect solution. 




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3 weeks

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The McQuades Business Cards
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Project Description

When designing our personal business cards, we wanted them to be simple and straightforward. Since we create brands for a range of clients we wanted our own identity to be almost absent of brand which is why we stuck with a simple black card with minimal typography. The printer suggested printing on museum board which worked perfectly and even makes sense conceptually as it hints to the comping and presentation side of a designer's life.

Production Lesson(s)

We learned the benefits of printing white foil stamp on black presentation board vs traditional black milled paper. The white foil stamp doesn't rub off at all on the black presentation board as it sometimes does with regular black paper. This is something we've never thought of so it's great to keep in mind for future projects.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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July 15, 2015


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