PaperSpecsGallery.com Presents: 13 Devils Workshop Business Cards (Video)
Simple arithmetic suggests that if the “devil is in the details,” you’re in for quite a lot of details indeed from the business cards for Poland’s 13 Devils. The firm makes everything from custom domino sets to replica video-game weapons, and its cards are just as detailed as its creations.
Designed by Warsaw’s Foxtrot Studios, these beauties were printed on Gruppo Cordenons Plike 122-lb. Cover (with its rose-petal feel) and then tri-plexed together — a white inner layer sandwiched between two black ones — giving it a nice skunk-stripe edge.
Yet the real star here is the combination of highly detailed foil stamping, embossing and gold highlights, which really give this business card extra depth. The white seals on front and back are the (vanilla) icing on the cake.
Between the card’s unexpected thickness and finger-teasing emboss, you can’t help but equate it with the substantial pieces that 13 Devils produces every day in its workshop. In a society in which people spend copious amounts of time absorbed by digital effluvia, it is print pieces like this one that remind us there is a real world out there to grasp firmly between our fingertips.
Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com, the first online paper database and community specifically designed for paper specifiers.
Growing up in Germany, Sabine started her design career in Frankfurt, before moving to Australia and then the United States. She has worked on design projects ranging from corporate identities to major road shows and product launches. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, her list of clients included Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Deutsche Bank, IBM and KPMG.
Seeing designers struggle worldwide to stay current with new papers and paper trends inspired Sabine to create PaperSpecs, an independent and comprehensive Web-based paper database and weekly e-newsletter. She is also a speaker on paper issues and the paper industry. Some refer to her lovingly as the "paper queen" who combines her passion for this wonderful substrate called paper with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.