“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.


From back to front: Pop-Tone Razzle Berry, Grape Jelly, Sour Apple, and Blu Raspberry.


We don’t normally give the press this much candy at once, but…




Hogan pulled a few mental muscles on this one.


Back view of cutting die. This is what we used to punch out the cards and crease the hinges of the letters.