There are loads of great business cards around so I’ve decided to put together a collection of my favourites.
Quite a few of these have circulated around the internet a bit so I apologise for any repeats. Because of this it’s also fairly difficult to track them back to their designer. I researched a few and then realised that I really don’t have long until my deadline so possibly ought to prioritise that instead, so I apologise for that also.
This is one of my favourites to start us off. Beautifully simple idea for a divorce lawyer as well as being extremely practical.
Next we have the reverse of this one. Not quite as effective but still a nice idea for a marriage councillor.
Another take on this is done by the agency Master Promo in Brazil:
and who doesn’t love a bit of perforation?
The chain reaction project use this technique just as effectively. By allowing the business card to be split it also allows it to be distributed – perfect for a project all about passing things on:
With advancements in technology allowing us to print on a wide variety of materials, this is fast becoming an integral part of many business card designs. From these sponges for a seller of cleaning products (by Fields in Brazil):
To balloons for a Chest Physician:
A nice use of broken pottery for a Greek restaurant:
And a pencil for a proofreader, although the best part of this idea, in my opinion, is the overly large rubber on the end of the pencil.
By using a thin sponge this yoga company can easily convert their card into a mini yoga mat:
But possibly the most extreme use of material I’ve found is the use of concrete for this construction company. A nice use of scale and materials. I’m just not sure quite how much it’d weigh!
The use of a peel away sticker by Bart, Turkey emphasises the benefits of this personal trainer:
But sometimes simple proves best as Spenat, Sweden, prove with this great card for a Second Hand Shop:
A snapped credit card style is perfect for a credit counselling society:
And just one small cut and 2 folds turns this card into a simple and elegant card for bespoke tailoring:
By taking the simple phrase “green fingers” and putting 2 well placed prints where the card would be held a beautifully simple identity for a gardening company was created. I love it! I saw this card in A Smile in The Mind years ago but can find no evidence of it online at all. I’ve searched everything I can think of, and in the end resorted to scanning the book and enhancing the card outlines which explains the less-than-perfect picture quality, Sorry!
If anyone has anymore they think should be on this list please tell me and I’ll try and track them down.