¶Skills Alliance business cards, compliment slip and letterhead are printed on the Fedrigoni Sirio paper range using three solid Pantone inks to make sure that all the graphic elements and text remain extremely sharp even if printed in a small size. A special embossing finish was applied on the SA monogram to give it a raised profile, offering a tactile experience when touching it. The business cards are printed on a duplexed board to attain a weight of 480 gsm, making sure the embossing on the SA symbol is not visible at the back side of the cards and therefore not affecting the contact details design. To hide the lamination connection between both boards, I have chosen to add a fore-edge printing process and to spray the two principal Pantone inks on the cut outside edges of the business cards. ¶ Regarding the typography, I decided to use the Lucida Sans and Lucida Bright fonts family, designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes in 1985. I find it important to use a serif font to enhance the body text legibility and to keep the sans-serif type for the logo, headlines, titles, subtitles and abstract text. A consistent font family is the best tool to generate harmony as much as distinction and contrast.
See also Skills Alliance logo here.