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Official deviantART Stationery
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Published: May 26, 2010
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Update Part 2: Took some better shots of the stuff today for competition preparations, and thought I'd upload.

We finally got our new stationery back from the press.

As you can see, the stationery is fitting into our overarching brand concept of using artistic tools to represent ourselves. We're using a lot of paint (both actual paint and digital brushes to imply paint) to accomplish this, since paintbrush strokes are some of the most symbolic and recognizable ways of saying "art."

The business cards are standard size, but were enlarged a bit in this image to show more detail.

Yellow-green area of the logo on both the business card and letterhead has been treated with a clear foil stamp, giving it a shiny appearance (which is hard to communicate in an on-screen image).

For those wondering why an internet company would require letterhead, know that we got it in a relatively small quantity and only plan on using it for important messages to people.
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loailabani's avatar
hi. wery nice work,

can you tell me the font you have used
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Cooper Black + Copperplate Gothic with a dash of Papyrus.

:P

I kid. It's klavika.
That-Tiny-Rii's avatar
Facebook uses the same font :o
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vandenhoornHobbyist Traditional Artist
this would be so awesome if we could get these pad's for general use, is there any chance of that happening? even personalised?
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Quite unlikely. :-\
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vandenhoornHobbyist Traditional Artist
:( no fair!
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brandimillerartProfessional General Artist
Featured here: [link] and in my journal!
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brandimillerartProfessional General Artist
Love this! It really communicates "art" and all that our community means. Looks really nice!
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sakura Interface Designer
This is lovely. Wonderful use of negative space and there certainly is a painterly effect. However, it is not so overwhelming that important elements of design are ignored. I love stationery and the tactile quality of a good business card always makes the designer in me smile.
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monterxzProfessional Interface Designer
i allways liked the dA style, even made my own dA business cards :-)
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Whenever we all run out of cards, I'll be doing a new design.
I get sick of design work very quickly.
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jonathoncomfortreedStudent Photographer
That's SO cool. :clap:
sne4D's avatar
nice! :D
what's that brush? (bg of header)
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wingsofdragonsHobbyist Photographer
really great job in both.........can you send me a card! I collect then ...............
would really love to add DA to my collection! thanks
:iconwingsplz:
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dxdHobbyist Photographer
Any serious company needs letterhead, it's much more preferable to use official stationary in external communications than just plain paper.

Looks really good.
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
We don't send out too many letters, but when we do we need them to look like they came from us and represent the dA style properly.

Most letters we send out are actually legal things, such as "stop using a ripoff of our logo, douchebag." Very official shit.
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dxdHobbyist Photographer
Ahhh yes.

One of my jobs when I used to work for Jessops was sending out letters like "please give this person x-credit" to insurance companies and stuff, if we didn't use proper letterhead they would go crazy and demand we do it all again. I also think it's a nice touch that if you have to write a letter to someone they can see that you're serious with some stylish bit of letterhead.

dA is such a presence these days that if you didn't have good letterhead it would be the thing that turns some official people away.
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Indeed.
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dioxyzoneProfessional Interface Designer
Awesome job, really love the way you implemented the brushes especialy on the letterhead! :thumbsup:
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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waseemarshadProfessional Interface Designer
this is just amazing job, i love it, artistic / corporate
drailed's avatar
Ryan - you guys have done it again! I love the business cards! Maybe some day I'll have one... once I pick a major ;) lol
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TheRyanFordProfessional Interface Designer
Hehe, get on that!
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