Gustav Magnus

Double-sided Business Cards

We’ve come up with our own ‘spin’ on the Magnus effect for this design. On the front, a geometric rosette created in rainbow hues from a rotated rectangle; on the back, your information, artfully displayed in a teasing spiral.

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What do Roger Federer and the physicist Gustav Magnus have in common? They both worked with spinning objects – admittedly one more practical, the other more theoretical. Keep turning and spinning this card, and who knows? You could come up with a Magnus effect of your own.

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Felix Ackermann is a freelance graphic designer and self-confessed typography geek. He graduated from Central Saint Martins College in BA Graphic Design, after spending his first two undergraduate years at Curtin University of Perth, Australia. Felix has worked for City & Guilds, Queen Rania of Jordan, and is part of Ludopoli's design team. He has a special interest in pushing the boundaries of conventional typography and his work has been featured in Wallpaper magazine, among other arts and design related publications. Felix has spoken at Typography Day, an international typography conference. Felix grew up in Germany and has lived in both Swaziland and Australia. He now resides in London.