PaperSpecsGallery.com Presents: Circular Business Cards (Video)
If you want to pacify a child these days you give the little darling your smartphone. And to get a little peace and quiet from a designer? I recommend handing them a letterpress-printed business card from Jukeboxprint.com. This one for Deanna Ross Communications is a wondrous example of why we love Jukebox: an uncommon shape, compelling edge painting, and more colors than you can shake a paintbrush at.
Delightfully designed by Dan Jazzia, this is a brilliant example of a business card that gives you all the relevant contact details without sacrificing an inch of aesthetics.
“The design is a perfect fit for letterpress,” says Jukeboxprint.com. “Produced with a deep impression that you can feel, this design is letterpress at its very finest ... Business cards don’t need to be square. By going with these 2.5" circular cards the design only adds more flavor to its specialness.”
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Reinforcing that “deep impression that you can feel” is Neenah Crane’s Lettra Cotton Fluorescent White 220 Cover DT sheet [Get Swatchbook]. “The bright white cotton stock is our highest recommended stock for showcasing the crisp impression of the letterpress details,” says Jukebox, “and shows off each individual color to significant effect.”
“Each individual color,” as in 15 Pantone colors, including a rich pink around the edges of each card.
In an age when sending a person a LinkedIn request seems to be de rigueur for swapping contact details, there’s something deeply civilized about being handed such a beautiful piece.
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.