“The truth is — as PaperSpecsGallery.com points out – this tidy, carry-in-your-back-pocket printed portfolio was a great way for “stan can design” to showcase his design and advertising expertise as well as his approach to that work.” – PaperSpecs Gallery
Here is another one of my favorite business cards, with a contemporary update. The first card I received from Bennett Peji at the HOW Design Conference in 1999. The studio tours that year raided his home. (There was a bit of a misunderstanding.) Imagine 30-40 designers showing up at your front door asking for a tour of your “studio” and the location is your home. Bennett was extremely gracious and calm under the pressure. He really sold me on the idea of being an AIGA member by his example that day.
This card is printed one side, 1C Metallic Silver on FOX River Confetti Midnight something or other (not sure if they still produce it). The special die-cut is memorable and quite a conversation starter.
Peji gave me another business card 10 years later at the AIGA leadership retreat in Portland, OR. This is a great example of keeping true to the original design while adding some new important information.
This card is printed two sided, 1 C Black, letterpress, on Neenah Eames – Weave, Tivoli Green 80lb. cover and finally, manually duplexed. I am super stoked I was able to sleuth this one out! Bennett tell me if I am wrong.
The judging for LogoLounge Volume 7, has been completed with over 36,000 logos up for consideration. Judges included included, Louise Fili of Louise Fili Ltd, Paul Howalt of Tactix Creative, Gyula Nemeth of Gyula Nemeth, Tom Andries of Today, Regine Stefan of Venturethree, Ken Carbone of Carbone Smolan Agency, James Strange of Bailey Lauerman, and Cesar Hirata of FutureBrand BC&H.
The identity we designed for DesignMatters was chosen to be published! Very cool.
I got this business card about 12 years ago, long before I ever met Jamie Koval. I don’t have a #1 or BEST position in my business card collection, but if I did . . .
Well after holding the pole position for the past decade VSA redesigned their cards. What do you think? I am not positive of the stock, but I believe the first version is on Neenah Classic Crest Epic Black printed letterpress with a silver metallic ink.
This holiday season, AIGA Reno/Tahoe is going to get some design redemption while helping out our local community. We collaborated with Black Rock Press and Reno Type to design one-of-a-kind, letter pressed gift tags. And now, you can purchase them online. All proceeds will benefit Future Kind. Each gift pack comes with 10 different designs and are available in 2 color options.
Red and green color option are printed on Letra White.
Gold and red color option are printed on Arturo Blue, Arturo Yellow and Letra Off White. (Paper color packs are distributed at random unless you indicate which color paper your prefer during checkout)
Designers from our chapter designed letter pressed gift tags to be sold at “Second Hand Handmade Craft Fair” on November 30 and December 1 in Reno, NV.