The Many Hanging Chads of Tommy Perez

The Many Hanging Chads of Tommy Perez

“Business in the front, party in the back" proclaimed Minneapolis-based designer, Tommy Perez, as he came at us with an ambitious idea for play-with-able letterpress business cards. We told him that if he wanted to play around, he should find a print shop that thought letterpress was a game rather than a respectable and historic craft.


Tommy picked his four favorite French Paper Co. Pop-Tone colors and we mixed inks to match. Tommy's idea was to die cut the cards so that the outlines of each letter in his name became a little foldable tab. The whimsical Pop-Tone papers were duplexed to the back of the card so that a little folding would bring the party right on through to the front.

For more inspiration/diversion, take gander at Tommy's Kwik Krafts.

Cavalcade Of Stars
From back to front: Pop-Tone Razzle Berry, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, and Blu Raspberry
Locked and Loaded
We don't normally give the press this much candy at once, but...


Green Machine

Quality Control
Hogan pulled a few mental muscles on this one
Die, Tommy, Die
Back view of cutting die. This is what we used to punch out the cards and crease the hinges of the letters.


Tommy Mommy Bo Bommy