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400 Business Cards

I’m taking AVT 414 (Corporate Design and Branding) this semester, so I’ve been doing a lot of research on brand touch-points. I came across this image list of over 400 creative business cards while trying to spark some inspiration for my own project. Many of the cards are for graphic designs, which is no surprise. But they are all clever, creative, and beautifully made.

Trends are definitely noticeable among all the business cards; Die-cuts and transparent cards seem to be all-the-rage. Interactive cards also seem to make frequent appearances, like the cards I’ve shown here.  However, for every ‘trendy’ use of these design elements, there is a card on the list that utilizes it in a completely new way.

It can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to design something that has been designed to death, like a business card. You don’t know how far you can push it or how far it has already been pushed. This list is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and help you think of all the possibilities there are for making something as mundane as a business card become a charming piece of design.

One Comment

  1. nali wrote:

    I think it’s very effective to have a unique design for your business card because that alone can tell people alot of yourself as a designer!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink