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Effective Minimalist Identity

identity_125Despite the near limitless number of colors, printing techniques and papers we have access to today, often it is the most basic design and materials that succeed. Take this fantastically minimalist identity for Austrian carpentry company Tischlerei Gebrüder Falgschlunger, designed by Bureau Rabensteiner.

We’ve been unable to find any actual explanation of the individual pieces, but the photographs are quite compelling. From the wood brown of the business card, binders and tiny …

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Oswaldesque Business Card

oswald_125Frankly we’re so in love with this card design that we’re not sure if knowing what inspired it detracts from, or adds to, its allure. First, the particulars: two-color letterpress printed on recycled thick card stock, with a custom-made embossing stamp to give it added texture and a patina of official sanction.

Now the inspiration: Lee Harvey Oswald’s forged selective service card! As business card inspirations go, that’s pretty obscure.

The cards are for …

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[Video] Silk Screening a Moleskine

moleskineThis morning’s Paper Zen shows us how all of those Moleskine notebooks are personalized for conferences and other events. (And also reminds us that someone really should put together a compilation album of all those pieces of inspirational music you find in nearly every video related to printing.)

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[Video] Wedding Invite at 45 RPM

record_125We’ve seen some impressive wedding invitations over the years, many of which have outlasted their subjects. Yet for all of their fine papers and folds, few can compare to Kelli Anderson‘s delightful one for her friends Karen and Mike. Check out the video below for the full effect. (And then check out the still-impressive Existential Calculator she came up with last year for Adobe. She’s got …

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The Ring’s the Thing

ring_125It seems to be a swell time to be a lover of business cards. They’re getting more and more sophisticated, playful, and above all, useful. Take this elegant affair from German ad agency Jung von Matt for the jewelry company Marrying.

Looking to buy your intended an engagement ring but not sure of her ring size? Slyly remove one of her existing rings (preferably while she’s engrossed in her favorite television …

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MOO’s New Letterheads

moo_125If you’re looking for something a little more gorgeous for your letterhead, you might take a quick detour over to that home of all things gorgeous – MOO. That purveyor of slick postcards and business cards this month has added two new letterheads to its repertoire.

Custom-made with Mohawk Superfine, the new Luxe Letterhead is a 90 lb. sheet. The Classic Letterhead is an 80 lb. sheet printed on a French …

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