Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1

I have a slight (ok, more like a major) fascination with business cards.  I love the way people infuse their personality into the design and layout of the card.  I’ve found myself drawn to a few particular design details in business card designs, so I thought I’d share a few favorites with you!

1. Cool use of pattern and negative space in the design:

6a00e554ee8a228833012875f57e34970c 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{jessica hische via FPO}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a6f371f7970b 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{amazing registration by SlowPrint Letterpress via card observer}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a6f35a5c970b 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{watercolor letterpress business cards by dingbat press}

6a00e554ee8a228833012875f57e82970c 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{WallStreet via card observer}

2. Typography details and double-sided printing:

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a6f35a0f970b 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{shane cranford via card observer}

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{studio on fire}

3. Unique shapes — from circles and squares to ninja stars:

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6a00e554ee8a228833012875f57ed7970c 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{studio on fire}

4. Laser-cut details and cards that transform into new shapes:

6a00e554ee8a228833012875f57e54970c 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{laser-cut chipboard via jolie jolie}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a6f35b04970b 500wi Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #1{woodgrain business card by emily berry via card observer}

Anyone else have business cards on the brain?  Or am I alone in this minor fascination?

{images from their respective sources}

  1. Love em!! I met with a letterpress printer the other day for my stationery shop and they sent me home with about 80 million business card samples that they’ve printed. It’s amazing what people come up with! I’m currently loving painted edges. Such a fun little detail.

  2. no, you’re definitely not alone! I love business cards, too. And I adore Jessica Hische…she is soooooo talented!

  3. these are fantastic! thanks for sharing. The slow print cards must have taken forever (and lots of skill and patience) to print: motivation for those of us just starting out on the press :)

  4. I love slow print studio, they have amazing work and their attention to detail is unsurpassed!

  5. I looove business cards. Everytime I run out of my own cards and need to reprint I end up redesigning them. That is the fun of it all!

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