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Contest title

Title

1st Project - Strata International, LLC - New Business Card

Subtitle

New Company, New Card, Needs Professional-ization.

Background information

Description of the organization and its target audience

Private club ($25K/year membership) for the world's already-successful to meet up in ultra-luxuriant environs and dream up / brainstorm new business ventures.

Industry

Business & Consulting

Existing website to reference

Visual style

Style/theme ideas for the Stationery

The card should be on black stock, and future versions may be on black steel (see http://plasmadesign.squarespace.com. I want to explore the use of cut-outs and letterpress, emboss/deboss, but not to distraction. The card should be highly formal and elegant, very black tie.

Here is also some designs we like that you can use for inspiration:

Main inspiration: http://rebekkamarkert.com/pics/2dim/2dp14/2pd14_vk_tiranian_1.jpg 

Great coloration: http://www.flyechelon.com/images/uploads/membership_art_2.jpg

Great black card: http://creativerepository.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/19.jpg

Great black card: http://creativerepository.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/10.jpg

Great use of metal, cut-throughs/perforation and embossing: http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2010/365/d/a/road_dog_business_card_design_by_stephen_coelho-d365ai8.jpg

Our current card was slightly based off this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bVtGlUaW-tA/TUvpAvqsXwI/AAAAAAAASZ4/8f-e0iB--4Y/s1600/black_silk_business_cards2.jpg

Clean Design: http://pixelcards.net/gallery/alpis-design/ 

Content details

Organization name

Strata International, LLC

Logo to incorporate

Details to include on the business card

I have attached two example cards that I've already made (Front and Back).  Please view these .psd files for a starting point. I've also attached an .eps file that contains imagery you can use in the design.

What to avoid

Color and too many shades of gray. Sleek and simple only.

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