Business and Calling Cards Galore!

Happy almost Christmas Eve, to those who celebrate it! I realized the other day while writing this post, that it’s been a little while since I posted about business or calling cards, so I figured it was about time. You may remember that we had a month-long special on business and calling cards back in October (Don’t remember? That’s okay – you can read about it here), which was really great. If you missed out on that particular special, fear not, we will be doing the same or a similar one again, and you will be able to find out about it right here on this blog as soon as we do! Not all of the cards I’m about to show you were a result of that special, but they are all a great little taste of what is possible in the business/calling card realm from Twin Ravens Press!
Below is a little round-up of nine different business or calling cards that I designed and/or printed within the last year.
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Calling Cards – Alexandra Horn
Alexandra (who goes by Ally) is a friend-of-a-friend that I printed these business cards for a while back. Ally is majoring in Spanish at the University of Oregon and will be finished with her degree and out on the job market this spring. She wanted a professional and classy calling card with her name and basic contact information to hand out to prospective employers that wasn’t too industry-specific. This sweet and simple calling card design featuring two green aspen leaves sure fit the bill! I letterpress printed Ally’s name and the leaves in an earthy, green ink and her phone number and e-mail address in chocolate brown on Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper in Ecru. I love how clean, simple and classy this calling card is without being too job or industry-specific, and the texture and colors are just awesome!
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Calling Cards – Dominic Tringali
Dentist by day, problem solver and international man of mystery (or something) by night, Dominic Tringali is another one of my Eugene acquaintances who desired a stylish and classy calling card to hand out to friends, lovers and potential business contacts. I love how this card is classy and masculine all at the same time! We chose a classic serif font in all caps for Dominic’s name, a smaller lower-case italic font for the tag line, and another classic, roman font for the contact information. Both the typography and the silhouette motif were printed in black ink on Crane Lettra Bright White 100% cotton paper. Aren’t these totally great?!? I love ’em!
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Business Cards – Kerplunc
I’ve actually posted about the design and print work that we’ve done for the web design, development and hosting company, Kerplunc, before on this blog. You can read more about them, and the work we’ve done for them, in this post from last January. Kerplunc is a two-man team based in Canada and the UK. We originally worked with and printed cards for one of Kerplunc’s team members, Matt Hall, last January, and later this year we printed cards for Matt’s business other-half, Nick Barrett. The design of Nick’s cards is the same as the design of Matt’s, for corporate consistency purposes, but the back side was updated with Nick’s information.

I love how clean and modern these cards are! Nick was so excited when he received his cards that he put up a little post about them over on his blog, here. Go check it out and check out the link above for more info on Matt, Nick and Kerplunc. They are awesome folks with an awesome little company, so go check them out!
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Calling Cards – Marilee Enright Gordon
Marilee Enright Gordon is a friend of my mom’s and an L.C.S.W., or Licensed Clin
ical Social Worker. She splits her time between Wilson, Wyoming and Montecito, California and these calling cards were a surprise gift for her from my mother, as she had once mentioned to my mom that she needed new calling cards badly. They feature her name, both towns where she resides and her e-mail address. Her previous calling cards had a small half-moon and star motif that we chose to continue in the new design. These were printed on Crane Lettra Pearl White 100% cotton paper in navy blue ink. Once again, I love the way a clean and simple, yet elegant design can really convey a person’s personal contact information, oh so nicely.
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Calling Cards – Edie Walker
Speaking of my mom, here are a couple of different calling card designs I created for her this past June as a surprise birthday gift. My mom is a very smart woman of many talents, who has had many different careers throughout her life, so it was really difficult, in a way, to come up with a single design for her – so I created two. Both designs feature her name, telephone number and e-mail address as the primary information, but the design of both cards are really really different.
One card featured a Japanese-woodcut-inspired wave pattern in light blue ink with her contact information in black. Like Ally Horn’s business card above, I love how clean and simple and non-specific this card is, while being fun, pretty and elegant all at the same time. This set of cards was printed on Crane Lettra 100% cotton pearl white paper.
The other design featured a lovely blind-embossed pattern and a floral design printed in chocolate brown and burnt sienna (orange) inks on Crane Lettra 100% cotton ecru paper.
In my opinion, this design is a little more feminine and elegant than the first design, but both are really really beautiful. I love how the blind-embossed circle pattern at the top of the card really adds an extra bit of visual interest and texture to the overall card design. My mom loved both cards, but which was her favorite, you ask? She preferred the second one with the flowers. Great choice, Mom!
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Calling Cards – Elisabeth Mason
Elisabeth originally sought me out when she was in search of business cards for her law practice. We ended up deciding that trading our services would be mutually beneficial, however, when we got to my end of the trade, Elisabeth decided that she would rather have a pretty, personal calling card created that she could hand out to non-business-related contacts, rather than one specifically for her work. She mentioned that she really liked hummingbirds, which I thought was great, so we used that little tid-bit of inspiration to create the personal calling card you see above. Elisabeth’s cards were printed in metallic copper ink on 100 lb. speckletone starch rain cover stock from French Paper Company. I love how the little hummingbird and flight path motif is somewhat whimsical and really compliments the free-flowing, whimsical font we used so well!
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Calling Cards – Nami Bigos
Nami is a Portland, Oregon-based graphic designer who designed her own awesomely modern calling card and hired Twin Ravens Press to print them! I love how simple, professional and modern Nami’s design is. It’s clean, straight-forward, and totally down-to-business. These cards were printed in bright, rhodamine red ink (which, in all honesty, is really a bright magenta color), on crisp, 100% cotton, bright white Crane Lettra. Very nice!
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Calling Cards – Evan Lally
Last, but certainly not least, are these fabulous calling cards, created for a good friend of mine, and self-proclaimed metro-sexual, Evan Lally. Evan’s a pretty classy guy. He dresses super-snappy, lives in a very chic, downtown studio apartment in Eugene, and is just pretty much awesome. Evan’s cards feature both modern and 19th century styling and typefaces, combined with a super-classy cherry blossom motif. These cards are vertically oriented and were printed in two metallic ink colors: silver and copper on 100 lb. Speckletone Wine cover stock, also
from French Paper Company.
The cards feature the cherry blossom motif and Evan’s name in a wood-type inspired typeface towards the top of the card, and his contact information in another classic typeface towards the bottom.
The center of the card features an oversized, bracketed tag line that is separated from the name and contact information by two stylish flourishes. We printed these cards with three different tag lines, which you can see in the top photo: “Totally Metro”, “Not British, no really, I swear” and “Certified Show-Stopper”.
I know that these tag lines may not mean anything to you, but trust me, if you knew Evan personally, you would understand. : )
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If you enjoyed this little business and calling card round-up, check back again soon as I have many more 2009 calling cards to write about in the very near future!
If you would like more information about ordering calling or business cards of your very own, please feel free to contact me at any time!
I may not be blogging for the next few days, so to those of you who celebrate it, have a very Merry Christmas! Ta-ta for now!
3 replies
  1. Tracy (Serendipity Images)
    Tracy (Serendipity Images) says:

    I LOVE all of the new business cards you've done! As soon as I have a new logo designed for my re-branding, I'm so going to email you! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Kristin
    Kristin says:

    @Tracy: I'm so glad you like the new business cards Tracy! Please do let me know when you have your new logo design and re-branding. I'm excited to work with you! (If you need any help with the logo, please don't hesitate to ask). Have a very Merry Christmas!

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