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DHD Architectes Business Cards


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Foil stamp






The encoded “D”, “H”, and “D” in the logo are used to great effect in this architecture firm’s business cards by debossing their outline and letting the letters stick out. While all employees got a business card that has the full DHD logo, the three partners only have their own letter raised while the other two are absent and only a field of the mint green color remains. Clever, catchy, and beautifully produced. The rest of the identity and materials are worth a look as well. 



DHD Architectes

Quantity Produced

Production Cost

Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

3.5 × 2 in.

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Paper Stock

Colorplan / Pale Grey / 700g

Number of Colors

2 (Copper foil stamp, Green offset)






DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure
DHD Architectes Business Cards by Murmure ---

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Project Description

Supported by three architects who are driven by strong and singular characters, we came up with a logo using the first letter of all 3 associates’ names; forming the DHD acronym. We developed a logotype with powerful architectural and urban overtones, enabling us to bring into play those rhythmical notions that assert this new identity within its corporate identity and visual style. Deconstructing the logo enables you to reveal its potential and architectural connotations, whilst exploring its construction principle.

[For the business card] we came up with four models: one model for the agency featuring the full logo, then one model per architect. We wanted to pay special attention to its pleasantness to handle, touch and resistance, essential factors for a communication medium which is subjected to wear and tear. On the front, we favoured embossing as the technique which would enable us to enhance the logo’s volume and feel. The overall composition is underlined by a copper hot foil which adds depth and elegance to the medium. On the back, information is entirely hot-foiled. Only a touch of colour, sea-green, adds lightness and complementarity to this composition.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

February 22, 2016


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