Law Office of Matthew Messina Identity

If I asked you to imagine an identity suite for a law office – and I’m talking all the pieces: letterhead, #10 envelope, business card, and notecards – this is likely not what you’d picture. In fact, it’s so atypical, I’m thinking the design team or the client is a risk-taker. Of course, the real story is much more interesting.

Kevin Cantrell Design used the client’s lineage, which goes back to Utah’s pioneer days, as inspiration. The wonderful hand-drawn letterforms imbue the pieces with a genuineness and authenticity reminiscent of this 18th century heritage. Even the notecards remind me of old bank notes or insurance notes from the time period.

Superb letterpress printing (check out those thin lines) and richly tactile Crane’s Lettra are perfect choices that serve the motif well. An orange and brown palette; two versions of business cards; the interlocking, double M monogram; decorative swirls and swashes – it’s all just gorgeous.

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Project Details

Title The Law Office of
Matthew Messina Identity
Client Matthew Messina, Attorney at Law Date December 2012 Design Kevin Cantrell, Arlo Vance,
Ben Webster
Print The Mandate Press
Salt Lake City, UT
Paper Neenah Paper Crane's Lettra
Pearl White 80 lb. Text and
110 lb. Cover

Production Details

Dimensions Varies: 8.5 x 11", 3.5 x 2.5", 9.5 x 4.125" Print Quantity 500 Production Cost $3,000 Production Time 3 weeks Printing Method Letterpress Number of Colors 2 colors


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