Nowadays it seems like a standard business card isn’t such a big deal. You can leave a long lasting impression by designing a card that stands out of the crowd, as it is a powerful marketing tool that shows your identity in a creative and professional way. So we searched the web to give you some cool ideas to start with.
Here is our list of 20 creative business cards.
1. Elfriede-Lilly Friedeberg
Elfriede-Lilly Friedeberg is a graphic design student and an illustrator from Berlin who creates colorful, cute and inspiring patterns, characters and a lot more that can put a smile on a person’s face. She captured her style in these wonderful business cards, using hand-made aesthetics and pastel tones.
2. Doctor Zamenhof
This creative business card was designed by the Spanish design studio called Doctor Zamenhof. The designers wish to “diagnose” problems in design and to “remedy” them and give solutions. As a continuation of the medical theme they use, the team designed this wonderful creative business card that looks like a tongue depressor. The stick shaped business card includes all the contact information of the design studio and definitely stands out of the crowd.
3. Powell Peralta
We really love these small skateboard business cards made for the American company Powell Peralta. These creative business cards are made out of a thin layer of wood that have grip tape on one of their sides complete with a skull design. These cards were designed by Jukebox Print and the attention to detail is simply outstanding. All they are missing is a miniature set of wheels.
This is one of the most creative business card designs we’ve seen. Ritornell, an Austrian duo wants the audience to come with their music boxes to take part in their set list. The creative business cards were designed by Katharina Holzl and they feature nine mini compositions consisting of triangles, circles, along with the contact information for Ritornell which is applied on a long paper stripe used on a music box.
5. Bon Vivant
This creative business card is also a small cheese grater. It was created by the ad agency JWT for Bon Vivant, a cheese store in Brazil. This card proved to be extremely popular and the owner had to tell customers to wait for a couple of days before getting another one. This amazing business card comes with a protective sleeve as well which is a very nice touch.
This business card plays a rock theme when you rub it with your fingernail. This wonderful concept uses the same principle as a music box and was designed by Fabio Milito for the Rock’n’Roll hair salon in Rome. This is a great idea and will definitely leave a long lasting impression.
Even though this creative business card isn’t the most practical thing in the world, the idea is still cool. These cards were created for a Greek restaurant by Draft FCB from Cape Town. The concept is based on a traditional Greek custom, namely plate smashing. They are made from broken pieces of pottery and they feature the name of the restaurant and its phone number.
8. Choko La
This candy wrapper creative business card is a popular design. It was created by Draft FCB and it is intended to capture the overall essence of the brand and the product, namely chocolates. This is both a creative business card and a delicious treat.
This is probably the geekiest creative business card around. It was created by Techkeys and serves both as a computer keyboard and a business card. The team behind the card explains: “This PCB with on-board re-programmable ATMEGA16U2 allows for full flexibility for hackers, tinkerers, and makers. Take home one of these as a project, keycap display, switch tester, or a shortcut to yours truly, TechKeys.us”
These creative business cards were designed for the Croatian print studio Cerovski. The London agency behind the cards, Bunch were tasked with developing the brand, including a typeface and logotype. However, it’s the creative business card that we’re definitely in love with.
11. Vitor Bonates
This is the personal business card of the designer Vitor Bonates. Bonates loves vinyl and music altogether so he used vinyl records as the inspiration for his business card. He replaced the details and track name with his own and also used a sleeve in which the clever card is held. This is a very simple idea but it’s amazing nonetheless, as we especially love the little holder in which the vinyl business card comes in.
12. Myung Dong Opticians
This card was created by the ad agency Black Pearl Creative in Seol for the South Korean company Myung Dong Opticians. You can give yourself a test by placing the card away from your face, which will transform this creative business card into a very effective eye chart.
13. Lego Business Card
The people who work at Lego have a great job, there’s no doubt about it. However, on top of having a super amazing job they also get some pretty cool Lego business cards. The company also tries to use the employee’s features on the mini figurines, complete with their accessories and hair. The email, name and contact information of the employee are printed on the clothes. This is one of the most creative business cards we’ve ever seen.
14. Flow Yoga
The Vancouver based Flow Yoga Studio provides the best yoga treatments for their customers to have a very relaxing experience. It’s safe to say that if the facilities of the company won’t leave a long lasting impression then its card definitely will. The creative business card rolls up exactly like a real life yoga mat to reveal the contact information.
This creative business card belongs to a furniture shop in Marylebone, London called Bentply. The card was created by the designer, writer and art director Richard C. Evans and it was produced in Lithuania by Elegante Press. You can fold the card by following the printed instructions into a miniature armchair designed by Gerald Summers.
16. Yuka Suzuki
The make-up and hair business is very competitive. It is because of this that artist Yuka Suzuki developed this unique creative business card. This amazing card makes use of colored hair grips to create different hair styles. This means that you will also get some great hair accessories with the card, which is pretty cool.
These really unique and creative business cards were designed by John T. Kim in New York. They were made by etching basswood and laser cutting and the pattern makes each of these business cards unique. Engraved was started by Kim as a Kickstarter project with a goal of $1,500. The project was incredibly popular and by the end of the campaign, it raised over $23,000.
18. Elena Mirosedina
This brilliant business card tells you exactly what Elena Mirosedina’s profession is. The concept was developed by Tanya Kozlova, a Ukrainian graphic designer. The cards are shaped like a palette and they feature a simple black background with white and red used for the font for the name of the artist and her contact details.
19. BDH Millwork
WAX, a Canadian advertising studio is responsible for these clever business cards for the cabinet manufacturer Brad Haniak from BDH Millwork. The team behind these creative business cards made a rubber stamp containing the contact information of the company which can be used on pieces of wood to transfer the details onto it.
20. Martyna Wedzicka
Martyna Wedzicka, a Polish designer created this clever business card that allows her to add a little doodle when giving away her contact information.
Whether you work in printing, photography or as a realtor, these creative business cards are some of the best we could find. While you probably won’t be able to buy or order them in any store, you can probably find some templates online that you can use to print your own. Or, even better, you can make your own by drawing some inspiration from these great business cards.
You can make your own creative business cards, complete with holders (if you want any) by analyzing these great designs. They can be adapted for any kind of position, from real estate to graphic design or any other job titles you would want to use them for.
So there you have it. This was our list of 20 creative business cards. We really hope you enjoyed it.
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