Offizin Parnassia is a fine art studio born out of a love for old books. The team there combined authentic design with passionate craftsmanship to create these beautiful Adicto letterpress business cards.
22. Lucky Cat Acupuncture
This playful letterpress business card was created as part of the identity for designer Kevin Hayes' wife's acupuncture clinic in Minneapolis. "She requested something that had a little bit of an anime style with some whimsy," he explains. The business cards were printed at Studio on Fire.
Ukraine-based designer and illustrator Andrej Barmelaj is the designer behind these brilliant postage stamp-inspired letterpress business cards for independent advertising agency Pepelatz. With four different designs to choose from, each stamp adds a splash of colour to Pepelatz employees' otherwise simple white letterpress business card.
24. German Torres
These beautiful letterpress business cards feature the wild illustrator German Torres transforming from a human to a werewolf. Print shop La Trasteria created them using a two-colour split fountain for the transformation and black ink for the other details. These creative business cards are beautifully printed, and we just love the playful design, which depicts a smiley character by day and the stages that turn him into a wild illustrator by night.
25. Dane Holmquist
These detailed, beautiful letterpress business cards belong to illustrator and graphic designer Dane Holmquist. The talented artist created the intricate illustration himself, before enlisting the help of printers DSJ in Santa Monica, who helped bring his vision to life. Holmquist's mantra is: "If it has the potential to be cool, I will do my very best to make it so." And he's certainly achieved that with this gorgeous design.
Brand consultant Johanna Elisabeth Ecker wanted a business card that reflected both the quality of her work and her personality. Working alongside designer Kurt Glanzer at Moodley Brand Identity, she developed these beautiful letterpress business cards, which double as a tiny notebook, including a personal handwritten message for the receiver and 15 more empty pages for them to use as they wish.
What you see here is one of the neat letterpress business cards for furniture shop Bentply in Marylebone, London that can be made into mini bent plywood chairs. The ingenious card design was created by art director, writer, and designer Richard C Evans and produced by Elegante Press in Lithuania. Just follow the instructions and the kiss-cut card can be folded into a miniature replica of the iconic 1934 plywood armchair designed by Gerald Summers.
28. Dot Design
Printed using two colours on both sides and die cut to shape, the carefully placed design elements on each side of these letterpress business cards avoid any overlapping. They're printed on 425gsm cotton and are instantly striking. Creating such a distinct shape really makes these creative letterpress business cards one of our favourites.
29. Derek Welsh
Glasgow Press achieved a monster 810gsm when creating these letterpress business cards by bonding 270gsm sheets of Ebony, Citrine and Bright White to achieve a stand out card for furniture maker Derek Welsh. Black letterpress to the Bright White side with the gloss black foil to the Ebony card really make this a unique creation.
30. Whitney Shaw
The colours really won us over with Whitney Shaw's letterpress business card. Incorporating a variety of fonts, as well as a playful illustration, this is a design that would surely be cherished by the receiver. The use of larger 'W's' also allow for Whitney's name to stick in the mind, while keeping the design aspects to a minimum.
31. Bryon Darby
Often, less is more when it comes to design. It's certainly the case for this letterpress business card for photographer Bryon Darby. Using a minimal colour scheme and using the letterpress to create a series of beautiful patterns, we love its simplicity.
32. For Luca
When Luca was just three years old he was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia, losing both of his legs along with muscle and skin below his hips. When his dad contacted Blush Publishing in North Wales for some business cards to help with Luca's campaign they fired up the presses and produced this delightful design. We love the bright blue typography placed on a simple, white backdrop. Instantly eye-catching.
33. Amy Weibel
Amy Weibel is an art director and designer with a passion for food, travel, technology and, of course, design. The typography treatment on each side is simple and effective, while the trim is bold and memorable.
34. Kitty's Beauty Parlour
Print & Grain is full service graphic design and letterpress studio. They offer original custom design and letterpress printing. Print & Grain encourage a collaborative effort with their clients during the design process to create a unique and personal card, which will be letterpress printed on double thick 236lb cotton card stock, using an antique Kelsey Excelsior printing press. A strong example from their portfolio is this creation for Kitty's Beauty Parlour.
35. Mei Yen Chua
A variety of techniques were used on this business card for Mei Yen Chua. The experimental techniques using overlays of ink works wonders. Each shape also been embossed into the card, combining slab-serif and serif typefaces. A confident and eye-catching card.
36. Meg Gleason
Moglea is a boutique letterpress stationery design studio created by Meg Gleason. She loves bold pops of colour, hand-lettered typography and intricate floral and geometric patterns. The letterpress studio is within a farmhouse in Western Lowa, and this influences her style, which incorporates animals and nature into the designs.
37. Denim Geek
This gorgeous letterpress business card comes from those talented folks at Blush – a bespoke and custom letterpress printing service that offers wedding stationery, personalised correspondence, greeting cards and of course, business cards.
Even though white letterpress ink is often extremely diffcult to work with and doesn't give a very good solid on dark stock, it works extremely well in this design. The card was printed on 1000mic recycled board, so it's good for the planet too!
38. Leigh Cameron
The guys over at Typoretum have an incredibly impressive array of letterpress business card designs on offer. Specialising in comprehensive letterpress business card and stationery design, the printing service can work from artwork supplied or help you to design your own.
This creation for Leigh Cameron is simple, elegant and engaging. We love the stark contrast of the green coupled with the grey. The cards are printed on 750 micron recycled greyboard.
39. Britt Boyd
Print and Grain are quickly becoming known for their letterpress business card offerings within the design industry. Based in Portland, Oregon, they also provide letterpress inspired greetings cards through their Etsy shop.
This design for Britt Boyd is a stunning feat in typography and graphic design. The beautiful graphics, combined with an eye-catching font and coloured edges, make it one of their best examples.
40. Ninja star
Now, here's a letterpress business card that'll catch a potential client's eye for all the right reasons. Showcased on Beast Pieces, this design will certainly get your 'point' across (sorry!) Although it might not be the ideal shape and size to slip into your wallet, the letterpress design and carefully placed typography make it a must in this list.
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