Check out these bad boys! Duct Tape & Glitter is a brand spankin' new design shop in Wichita, Kansas. I love their name and their beyond killer business cards.
They were printed at Studio on Fire. You simply can't miss or forget these cards. They sport a super sexy PMS Rubine Red - the DT&G signature color. Each side is letterpressed in two colors and the front-side has an added blind hit of their logo pattern. Two sheets of Neenah, Classic Crest, Solar White, 110 Cover were duplexed for a superb, sturdy card and the added thickness made for effective edge painting. Press checks were done by email as the job rolled through the Studio on Fire presses. Check out the DT&G Blog to see the process photos.
Duct Tape & Glitter is the team of Luke Bott, Dominic Flask and Roger Strunk. These guys have a gift of mid-century aesthetics and beautifully,visual problem solving. They specialize in branding, illustration, print and interactive. I got to chat with Dominic and ask a couple questions. Here is how it went...
Duct Tape & Glitter is a new endeavor for you all. Can you tell us about that and where the name came from? Duct Tape & Glitter as a studio came about kind of organically. It started with Roger and I working together on a few freelance gigs on the side and discussing what might happen if we opened up a studio of our own. Just as we were really getting serious, Luke approached us and wanted to be a part of what we had going on. Within a month we had a portfolio assembled, our identity established and the doors open at our studio space. The name is something that references the type of work that we do and how we approach each project. We build versatile, dependable, long lasting solutions for our clients that are as pretty as they are functional.
We just love the craftsmanship of Studio on Fire's printing. How did the process of working with them go? Any inside details about the card you'd care to share? Working with Studio on Fire was great. They handled everything we threw at them with ease and were ultra-professional during every step of the process. They kindly informed us about potential results with the almost full coverage backs of the cards and recommended we use the 110lb Neenah, Classic Crest stock for the best results with that much ink.
Was the Classic Crest your first choice of paper? Studio on Fire recommended it. We initially asked for Crane's Lettra for it's personal touch and they noted that the Lettra would have more of a tendency to be splotchy when printing high coverage areas. We went with their recommendation for 110 Cover, Neenah, Classic Crest and couldn't have been happier.
What type of work do you look forward to the most? What we really enjoy doing is working with clients who are as invested in their business as we are in design. There is nothing more satisfying than working together with a client to solve real problems, and that only happens when everyone is passionate about what they are doing.
What's your favorite color? Pink, of course! But seriously, right now it's PMS Rubine Red. Seeing Studio on Fire match that color perfectly was glorious. It's shiny, friendly, warm and inviting all over the place.
Want your very own DT&G business card? Send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will drop one in the mail to you.