December 10, 2006

The Small Failures Redesign

As a graphic designer, I am accutely aware of how costly an identity redesign can be: new letterhead, new website, new promotional materials, new invoices with new logos, and so forth and so on. The beauty of the blog, however, is that there is no reprinting necessary. There's no old stationery to throw away and no outdated business cards getting tossed in the trash.

So we're going for it: Small Failures is getting a makeover. We're redesigning the site so that everything works properly, looks good and reads well.

In the meantime, here are a few tips for reusing that outdated stationery instead of just throwing it in the garbage:

  1. Letterhead: When printing in-house materials (like daily schedules, or items that will simply be filed for internal reference), print them on the backside of your old letterhead. No one's going to see them but you, anyway!

  2. Business cards: Old business cards can be used for note taking, quick "to-do" memos, or simply dropped into restaurant fishbowls for a shot at a free lunch.

  3. Envelopes: Envelopes are priceless when it comes to organizing your office. Use outdated envelopes to hold loose paper clips, rubber bands, notes and scrap paper, and anything else that clutters up your desk drawer.

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Blogger Mayhem Studios said...

Great little tips! :)

2:28 AM  

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