User Callout July 25, 2005 10:29 AM   Subscribe

My question started out simply asking for advice on how to make business cards, and Fandango_Matt not only called me, he helped me design a set of professional cards. I met a future business partner the other day and he was impressed; no doubt if it weren't for Fandango_Matt's help things could have swung the other way. Thank you.
posted by Dean Keaton to MetaFilter-Related at 10:29 AM (34 comments total)

Lemonfridge also offered to help as well, which is highly appreciated. The price was very competitive and the design was beyond any expectations I had. I highly recommend contacting Fandango_Matt if you want one hell of a business card.
posted by Dean Keaton at 10:31 AM on July 25, 2005

Yeah, but you have to balance this kind of thing out with the fact that when I asked him for help, Fandango Matt stole one of my pugs and refused to return it. Daddy misses you, Lolabelle...
posted by jonson at 10:45 AM on July 25, 2005

I'm still waiting for my chainsaw back.
posted by selfnoise at 10:47 AM on July 25, 2005

Cool! I bet more grooviness like this happens once MeFi Projects gets going.
posted by sciurus at 11:21 AM on July 25, 2005

I hope those business cards are worth it when he asks for your first born.
posted by xmutex at 11:33 AM on July 25, 2005

What's Mefi Projects? When? Where?
posted by voltairemodern at 11:41 AM on July 25, 2005

I told ColdChef I was trying to set up a porn site and he sent me a cart full of naked pictures of himself
posted by matteo at 12:12 PM on July 25, 2005

posted by matteo at 12:13 PM on July 25, 2005

MeFi Projects
posted by grouse at 12:51 PM on July 25, 2005

cool link grouse
posted by Dean Keaton at 12:56 PM on July 25, 2005

matteo: we want to see inside! er.. just kidding.
posted by tweak at 1:37 PM on July 25, 2005

Well let's see the card.
posted by geoff. at 1:40 PM on July 25, 2005

MeFi Projects
posted by spaghetti at 2:12 PM on July 25, 2005

I agree -- let's see the card. Black out the last few #s of the phone or address or whatever if you are worried about that.
posted by Mid at 2:44 PM on July 25, 2005

I never got any of them pitchers back neither.
posted by ColdChef at 3:26 PM on July 25, 2005

**Photographs the fish in quonsar's pants**

These'll make great buisiness cards!
posted by Balisong at 3:30 PM on July 25, 2005

Allright ill take a picture
posted by Dean Keaton at 4:38 PM on July 25, 2005

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Now, that last one just from looking at it just kind of doesnt look good digitally. Know what I mean? It's plain and the bolt is off slightly. That is, until you print it. Then all of a sudden it looks really catching.

He is also sending me Adobe press ready data, along with very specific information if I ever decide to really make them look good by going to an offset printing shop. I know this is a shameless plug, but I cannot imagine a better candidate for my future business.
posted by Dean Keaton at 4:48 PM on July 25, 2005

Jeesh, the jpeg compression along with my hackneyed editing ability doesn't do them justice.
posted by Dean Keaton at 4:50 PM on July 25, 2005

very nice cards--cool. : >
posted by amberglow at 5:11 PM on July 25, 2005

Clean, bold and eye-catching. No font montage clusterfuck, easy to print, easy to read, highly functional. Nice design. (From a fellow designer, even.)
posted by loquacious at 5:16 PM on July 25, 2005

hey amberglow whats up ;>
posted by Dean Keaton at 6:17 PM on July 25, 2005

This is cool, you guys. Sometimes it's something like this that makes me think it's the best of the web. Big ups to Dean Keaton and fandango_matt, too.
posted by Lynsey at 7:54 PM on July 25, 2005

not much...tell me about this business (and you do it after school, not instead of, right?) : >
posted by amberglow at 8:01 PM on July 25, 2005

How about both? That's right, i'm juggling school and work. In fact, im doing extra math this term. Thank you for remembering that!
posted by Dean Keaton at 8:20 PM on July 25, 2005

(don't think for a second i'm about to drop out of school)
posted by Dean Keaton at 8:22 PM on July 25, 2005

All three cards are quite impressive - and I loved the yellow "socialist realism" one.
posted by nkyad at 8:35 PM on July 25, 2005

Oh, I love stories with happy endings! Very nice, FM.
posted by taz at 10:03 PM on July 25, 2005

New card. What do you think?

McDermott lifts it up and examines the lettering carefully.

Whoa. Very nice. Take a look.

He hands it to Van Patten.

Picked them up from the printers yesterday.

Good coloring.

That's bone. And the lettering is something called
Silian Rail.

Silian Rail?

It is very cool, DEAN KEATON. But that's nothing.

He pulls a card out of his wallet and slaps it on the

Look at this.

They all lean forward to inspect it.

That's really nice.

DEAN KEATON clenches his fists beneath the table, trying to
control his anxiety.

Eggshell with Romalian type.
(Turning to DEAN KEATON)
What do you think?

(Barely able to breath, his voice a croak)

(Holding the card up to the light)
Jesus. This is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so

DEAN KEATON stares at his own card and then enviously at

I can't believe that Price prefers McDermott's card to mine.

But wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet.

He holds up his own card.

Raised lettering, pale nimbus white...

(Choking with anxiety)
Impressive. Very nice. Let's see Paul Owen's card.

Price pulls a card from an inside coat pocket and holds it
up for their inspection: "PAUL OWEN, PIERCE & PIERCE,
The sound in the room dies down and all we hear is a faint
heartbeat as DEAN KEATON stares at the magnificent card.

Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness
of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark...

His hand shaking, DEAN KEATON lifts up the card and stares at it
until it fills the screen.

He lets it fall. The SOUND RETURNS TO NORMAL.

CARRUTHERS Is something wrong?'re sweating.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:39 AM on July 26, 2005

Those are very nice. What kind of paper did you print them on? What was the cost per card?
posted by grouse at 12:49 AM on July 26, 2005

Im waiting for the final files to print them on good paper. For now I am using a RGB pdf file printed on super bright heavy paper at a local kinkos on a color laser. Nothing fancy... yet.
posted by Dean Keaton at 1:17 AM on July 26, 2005

just checking, Dean. : >
posted by amberglow at 5:06 AM on July 26, 2005

(and keep up the good work--we're proud of you!) /mom
posted by amberglow at 6:14 AM on July 26, 2005

uncanny hengeman 1, all other Mefites 0.
posted by voltairemodern at 7:19 AM on July 27, 2005

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