Business Card Inspiration
June 1, 2004 8:40 PM   Subscribe

Any favorite sites with examples of visually interesting but still good and effective business cards? Trying to design one myself, need some inspiration. Kind of like this.
posted by gottabefunky to Work & Money (7 answers total)
There are whole books on interesting business cards, just check the art and design section of your local superbook store like Borders or Barnes and Noble.

Personally, I find all the most clever designs wind up in annual design competitions in magazines like Print or Communication Arts. The design annual issues are like thirty bucks though (for a single issue of a magazine!), so if you have a cool university nearby, it's often possible to cruise through years of expensive design magazine archives for free there (it's what I used to do).

If you're really into design, just subscribe to stuff like Print and CA. It's only about $50 a year, which is probably 1/4 the magazine cover price for a full year of issues (regular issues go for about $8, all the special issues are much higher).
posted by mathowie at 10:06 PM on June 1, 2004

They may not be appropriate for everyday business use, but the blog cards at gapingvoid are interesting; perhaps (s)he'd have a good idea for your specifics and design a personal card for you.
posted by fionab at 10:54 PM on June 1, 2004

underconsideration's speak up forum is excellent for most things, but you might find this thread particularly interesting. view the comments to see the cards.
posted by nylon at 3:16 AM on June 2, 2004

My brother highly recommends vistaprint.
posted by kenaman at 5:47 AM on June 2, 2004

There are some rather good designs in these threads.
posted by AmaAyeRrsOonN at 8:20 AM on June 2, 2004

The will-harris link is quite ghastly, IMNSHO.
posted by signal at 9:11 AM on June 2, 2004

kenaman -

thanks for the vistaprint link! great stuff!
posted by jasper411 at 1:58 PM on June 2, 2004

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