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Actress’ Lenticular Business Card

Lenticular business cardThe acting business is just about the toughest there is, especially today. Other than making sure your IMDBPro profile is up-to-date and full of great clips and images, what can you do? One European actress, Anne Lessmeister, turned to Viennese design studio Perezramerstorfer to help her step away from the rest of the crowd with a fun and …

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Paper: The Week’s Coolest

Kat Von D figure packagingEvery week we see something that makes our jaw drop, our heart “squee,” or our debit card burn (another) hole in our pocket. This week: student-designed packaging for a limited edition toy marketed under the name of a TV tattooist. Really. Designed by Brooklyn’s MeiCheng Wang, the top of this intricate ebony pyramid of awesome is exquisitely …

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‘Final Four’ Type Sheets

Appleton Coated specimen sheetsAppleton Coated this week unveiled the last four limited-edition specimen sheets in its 12-sheet series printed by Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. (You can check out No.s 5-8 in that series here.) The sheets – limited to 500 prints each – showcase classic typefaces on the company’s …

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Marvel’s Awesome Annual Reports

Marvel Annual Report 1993It’s not that financial reports are impervious to engaging design so much as that corporations are traditionally old sticks in the mud when it comes to totting up the sums for investors. Perhaps that’s why it never even occurred to us that a company whose primary business is entertaining people might actually publish entertaining annual reports. And then we saw what …

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Elegant Picture Frame Calendar

Calendar/mirror/picture frameFedrigoni laid down the gauntlet to designers around the world: create a calendar to promote our Woodstock paper line…and the world’s designers said “Hot damn, you got it!” The results have ranged from the good to the sublime (including this clever one). And toward the high end of the spectrum, Jihye Lee‘s …

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[Video] The Disguised Portfolio

portfolioThere’s no shortage of creative designers out there, which is why we see so many imaginatively designed résumés these days. But we really must doff the cap to Danish art directors René Schultz and Casper Christensen. Knowing the esteem in which Austrian advertising magazine 

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