People love getting a cool business card, but might love it more if they see the process of how it was made. Burton explains, “Like many designers, I am drawn to all sorts of handmade printing processes. I find the imperfections of each is what makes them so intriguing, from the mottled textures created by letterpress, to the chalky quality of screen printing ink. I try to incorporate these textures into my work as an illustrator and designer because they add authentic character to work I do on the computer.”
Mikey Burton collaborated with Cranky Pressman to create this custom to go Inspector Stamp, a small, metal, self-inking stamp that comes on a keychain. The “classic” business card is often a ritual simply to impress the receiver. The idea with this card is that it does away with the usual pretentiousness. With this stamp, you are able to print your condensed snippet of info onto any substrate—a beer mat, someone else’s business card, a napkin, or even someone’s hand.
Good to know: Cranky Pressman is not some cute boutique. They offer full letterpress production for creative professionals. ❚