Thursday, July 17, 2008

Name Cards

Every time I travel socially, I meet some really interesting people. When we talk about our hobbies or interests and if I am comfortable enough to tell them about my blog, I always got to look for some napkin and pen to scribble down my URL. It is so cheap to print stuff here in China and I love to fuck around with design, but I have just not gotten around to doing anything yet. And now with another big trip around the corner I think its about time I get something made. I am totally blank for inspiration right now, I feel like my ideas are all too boring and inside the box. I came across this really awesome collection of ideas and pictures for business cards on Creative Bits. Heck out the collection below. You can view the original post here. If any one got any ideas or any preferences from the pictures below, drop me a comment. And if you have could not tell, i am having a serious case of writers block as well.

Let them find you easier. Make a mini map.

Decorate your card with a bit of fluff.

Cute fold out. Brings back old childhood memories.

Make it look like the product you're selling.

Ooops. It's an impression from my notes.

Add a bit of class and expense. Have gilded edges.

Add teeth impressions if you're a dentist. Thumb prints for a detective. You get the drift.

Spoof a famous logo.

Use shiny metal surface.

Write fun copy.

Pay extra for stylish embossing.

Use metallic ink and a metallic hole.

Teeth floss? Gross!

Combine different papers.

Stay minimal and positive.

Use a thread.

Make an 3D plastic card.

Come up with a fun die-cut.

Dog tag theme.

Cat tail theme.

Use office scrap.

Use fun typography.

Blind date theme.

Simply square with no ink.

Funky shape.

Interchangeable insert in a generic cover.

Free one way ticket to the moon.

Demonstrate your skill.

Forensic evidence?

Metal card. Doubles as a cake cutter.

Is this scratch and sniff or just generous use of white space.

Try the retro look.

Elegantly long and thin. Reminds me of a card I designed for a perfume shop that looked like a scent tester.

Transparent thin.

Transparent thick.

Camera obscura. In case the Nikon breaks it comes handy to get the job done.

Folded and playful.

Expandable rubber to test your strength. One more time. And, one more. One last time. Good job. Now, what was the number again?

Reuse old cards for a second hand shop.

Get rid of the evidence you ever met the headhunter.

A clear message from a debt recovery agent. If you don't pay I'll break your bones. Here's the x-ray of my last client broken finger as proof.

Business card for an acupuncturist with small holes to demonstrate what will happen to your skin.

Perforated cards demonstrate what a separation lawyers does.

If you don't want to separate you can consider marriage counseling with a help of scotch tape.

There is nothing better then a little freebie. In this case a few seeds demonstrating how lush can make your place greener.

A balloon visiting card for a chest physician that is only legible when inflated demonstrates how important it is to have healthy lungs.

Pieces of broken pottery are used to hold the name and phone number for a greek restaurant.

A set of semi-transparent layers allows you to mix and match clothes on the illustrated girl. (Click the image for a larger size.)

Finally, allow me not to explain the meaning of this card for the Toronto hemp company. The target will know exactly what it means.

Also, check out Part two of the Business card collection.

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if you liked it..

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Order Inquiry

Hi sir,
It's me Bill from Manila, Philippines. I have seen the business card designs and It's surely great. I would to order it especially the metal card. I would like to know the cost of the card and how can I place an order and shipping details. Thank you so much and God Bless you.
Yours truly,

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Cool Business Cards

Here's another really cool business card concept. The cards come in pads and tear out without perforation marks.

Jonathan Reinhold
Web To Print For You, Ltd.
"make your first impression last"

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