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Cool Cards of the Week

wildfire business cardBy their very nature business cards exist solely to “start something”: To start a relationship (business or otherwise), to start a conversation, or simply to start the recipient thinking in a different way. This week, pieces that start us rethinking what photographers’ cards should be, remembering what we’ve lost, and those that start…a fire? (Previous “Cool Cards of the Week” can be found here.)

Photographer’s Business Card

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Cool Designs of the Week

Fahrenheit 451 book designSome design can be like a mind-altering substance that fundamentally changes your sense of what can be done with paper, and indeed art itself. This week we look at two classic books that reshape our view of one medium, and an artist who is obsessively reinventing another.

Design for ‘The Tunnel Calamity’

Perhaps best known for “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” (“V is for Victor squashed under …

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Coal Dust Book Cover

in loving memory of work bookLike the Vietnam conflict for Americans, the year-long UK coal miners strike in the 1980s casts a long shadow over the British psyche. No other modern event so clearly demonstrated the division of haves and have nots, leaving in its wake many unforgettable photos, cartoons, union banners, buttons, posters and flyers. And perhaps no other book has so reflected its subject matter than designer Craig Oldham’s new …

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Holo for the Holidays

Envi Card Stock with EnvirofoilIf you’re looking for a new eco-friendly alternative for your clients’ gift and loyalty cards, Monadnock would like to throw an arm around your shoulder, chuck you affectionately under the chin, and tell you all about a new addition to their Envi Card Stock line: holographic enhancements.

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Cool Cards of the Week

iPhone business card In our quest to track down the most thought-provoking business cards (or at least ones that remind us how much better we wish our own cards looked), we’re always on the lookout for those that either humanize the person they represent, or get across what on earth it is they do. This week, we add a Web designer to our contacts list, get limber with a Pilates studio, and …

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Cool Designs of the Week

lacoste package designPaper design can be the very height of elegance or it can take you to the stars and beyond. This week we serve up the bling with a jeweler’s identity system, celebrate the history of a French fashion institution, and tap the fanboy within by ogling a paper recreation of a sci-fi icon that looks better than the original. (Be sure to check out our previous Cool Designs of …

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