ACL & Co. x Terrapin Stationers | Classing Up Twitter

The worst part about calling cards is the potential for people to actually call you. Because let’s be honest, the only time you want to see that phone number deployed is to a new lady friend. Even with that limited use we stand behind everything calling cards stand for: class, tradition, quality and of course, simplicity. With that in mind, we here at ACL teamed up with Ted Harrington and Terrapin Stationers to create an engraved Twitter calling card; finally classing up that age old “follow me on Twitter” conversation. We loved the idea of mixing such a traditional thing with something as frivolous as Twitter.

Terrapin has these on offer in its shop: $125 for a set of 100. Everything is hand engraved in New York City and you get the copper plate with the order. [Terrapin Stationers]

Comments on “ACL & Co. x Terrapin Stationers | Classing Up Twitter

    Timmrush on April 22, 2011 10:32 AM:

    old school meets new school. perfect

    bykenyan on April 22, 2011 11:33 AM:

    Dear Mister Williams,

    I must inform you of the following:

    I will be copy this, and will be placing an order with my printer first thing Monday morning.

    Sincerely ,

    K.L. Lewis
    President and
    General Sales Manager

    Michael Williams on April 22, 2011 11:40 AM:

    Mr. Lewis,
    It would be better if you get engraved versions from Terrapin, but copying is A-okay.
    M. K. Williams
    Head Custodian

    weekender on April 22, 2011 11:46 AM:

    a very good idea. should i copy it, too ?

    JRS on April 22, 2011 12:58 PM:

    Very nice card. I really like the idea…

    Oh, and you knew it was coming:

    Sangsouvanh Khounvichit on April 22, 2011 12:58 PM:

    I like everything about this. Great idea!

    pmg on April 22, 2011 1:50 PM:

    Calling cards are just yet another plank in the bridge that leads us to basically becoming 19th Century cosplayers. But, I’m still extremely jealous. I’m still forced to make my calling cards out of Post-It notes.

    BCM on April 22, 2011 2:52 PM:

    Looks like some seriously beefy card stock right there. Very nice. Navy or black lettering? Terrapin does great work!

    Ray Hull on April 22, 2011 3:49 PM:

    As a graphics-minded guy, I’m not wild about all-caps, especially with multiple words. It just takes effort to read, and God help those with a double-entendre in the making.

    I may have to dig out my plates again. Gavitt & Co, our 19th Century engraver in Albany finally slid under the waves, but Crains is just over the hill in Dalton, MA.

    I spose I’d stick with brown on ivory, as is my stationery. But, in this age, I’ll probably use my corporate name rather than the house’s. Thx for the inspiration for rejuvenation.

    e-RICHIE on April 23, 2011 10:32 PM:

    i 1) love it, and 2) will be on the phone (or email) with these cats on monday getting a parcel of these made with my logo.

    thanks atmo.

    C Hammond on April 24, 2011 7:09 AM:

    Paper is king and if you want the best take a look at a company that is an 80+ year old, all made in America, by hand, Mrs. John L. Strong fine stationery. Seven US presidents and the Duke of Windsor must know something.

    TMH on April 24, 2011 11:10 AM:

    Mrs John L. Strong is a wonderful Company couldn’t agree more.

    JSQ on April 24, 2011 12:29 PM:

    We’re all thinking it:

    George on April 25, 2011 12:49 AM:

    Calling cards are pure opulence, which is dead. WSJ made the same mistake last week – the trend is now almost a decade old. Great idea for the W. Bush era, but not in the middle of a recession…

    Michael Williams on April 25, 2011 12:52 AM:
    George on April 25, 2011 1:52 AM:

    No problem. I may add that Twitter only sees about 8% of social media traffic (even lower than LinkedIn), while Facebook sees over 50%. That’s to say Twitter hasn’t proven itself to be a useful or an impacting tool for PR.

    I do like the hand graving though – and made in the USA.

    JSQ on April 25, 2011 2:30 PM:

    Damn it, I was scooped by JRS.
    Although my clip was more neatly trimmed…

    To make up for it here’s a nice vid of my friend’s cards being letterpressed in Los Angeles:

    Elias J on April 25, 2011 3:41 PM:

    Let me see Paul Allen’s card…

    FYI, thanks for the link, just bought two nice card memo sets from these guys with amazing fly fishing fly’s on them on Etsy.

    chris on April 25, 2011 5:58 PM:

    Pic of the copper plate?

    TMH on April 26, 2011 12:38 AM:

    Chris, here’s a copper engraving plate.

    Ethan on April 26, 2011 3:07 AM:

    What font is that?

    TMH on April 26, 2011 11:38 AM:

    Ethan it’s a roman called eaves and the @
    is times roman. We try to match our original
    master plates with Most of our steel engraving
    plates were cut many decades ago. The Co
    was founded in 1913.

    Ethan on April 26, 2011 10:08 PM:

    Very cool thanks!

    mat buckets on April 27, 2011 1:36 PM:

    it’s well slick rick

    chris on April 27, 2011 2:18 PM:

    Thanks for the plate photo Michael.

    VirginContent on May 6, 2011 9:01 AM:

    That is so fresh. I love it plus the encouragement to get them from Terrapin Stationers.


    Alex on May 13, 2011 8:16 AM:

    What type of paper was used here? Seems pretty thick too!

    My Affair with Michael Bastian on May 21, 2011 1:48 AM:

    This really is fabulous.

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