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Cool Cards of the Week

somewhere travel business card Suckers though we are for a pretty business card blessed with a nice emboss or expertly placed gold foil, what we really adore is when people stretch their imaginations greatly. This week, we answer a martial arts challenge, accept a ticket to ride, and take a nosedive into nerd culture with a way-hip estate agent. (Previous Cool Cards of the Week can be found here.)

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Cool Designs of the Week

loftcube mailing designWe’re dubbing this week’s Cool Designs of the Week “Fire Hose of Crazy” because that’s what you’re getting: three projects that threw in everything but the kitchen sink. We take a detour to “Sin City,” sell ourselves on living in a cube, and take a whirlwind tour of Singapore. And then we take a nap, because we ain’t as young as we used to be. (Previous Cool Designs of the Week …

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Cool Cards of the Week

sutlers business cardWe love a whiz-bang business card as much as the next person. Still, there’s nothing quite like letterpress if you want to convey a sense of quality to those you’re trying to impress. This week, we discover a spirit company’s card that lifts OUR spirit significantly, check out (boom tish!) a novelist’s library-inspired gem, and appreciate fine personal details brought to life with fluorescent inks. (You can find previous Cool …

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Cool Designs of the Week

offf book designThe term “mixed bag” has been dragged through the mud over the years, as in “the party guests were a real mixed bag: the lovable Jeff and Julia were there, but that creepy guy from the bar was, too.” But believe us when we say this week’s “mixed bag” of designs is anything but negative. Join us as we do a little drooling over a design conference book, flip over a fashion …

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Rock Star Press Check

steven tylerAmerican society has a long and storied history of glamorizing the print professions, from “The Front Page” to “Mad Men,” yet not every part of the industry receives that same star treatment. “Graphic designers” are everywhere in Hollywood, for example, but where are the cool printers and packaging company execs? Well, as KBA North America revealed, one of the coolest ink-stained celebrities around recently conducted …

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Cool Cards of the Week

mr bigstuff business card As much as we love clean ‘n classy business cards, occasionally we’d like to see more playful examples of this medium. And boy did we see playful! This week, we get a short-back-and-sides from a hair design school, take a trip back to the glorious 1980s, and get our fingers stuck together assembling a card for a model kit company. (Previous Cool Cards of the Week can be …

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