concepts
Make a Fine First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, people are coming up with ways to modernise them. What way to make a better first impression than Kevin Bateske, who created this business-card-sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy. Read More >>

design
Your Smartphone's Touchscreen Can Read These Magical Business Cards

People complain about having to use antiquated business cards to pass along contact details, but they're not going away anytime soon. So instead of complaining, the folks at TouchBase simply found a way to make business cards smarter. To access someone's contact info, all you need to do is tap these business cards on your smartphone's display. Read More >>

gadgets
You Won't Mind Pocketing a Business Card That's a Working Keyboard

Even with perfect typography, a stunning design, or a novel shape, a business card is still an antiquated way to share your contact details. So the folks over at TechKeys—makers of custom keyboards—wanted to design a card that reflected their work and left a lasting impression—and what better way to do that than with a business card that doubles as a working keyboard. Read More >>

foodmodo
Beef Jerky Business Cards Let Them Chew On Your Credentials

Though slowly becoming antiquated, the business card is still the easiest way to make a great first impression with a new contact. Your choice of design, fonts, even paper says a lot about you. So imagine the impression you'll leave when you hand someone your contact details laser-etched onto a piece of beef jerky—you'll soar up that corporate ladder. Read More >>

advertising
Of Course This Optometrist's Business Card Doubles As an Eye Test

Here's a brilliant way to drum up new business if you're an optometrist. Myung Dong, an eye doctor in Jeju, South Korea, found the perfect way to convince the local elderly population that they could benefit from glasses or other vision treatments: a business card featuring a self-administered eye test. Read More >>

advertising
Of Course a Cheese Store Has a Tiny Grater Business Card

Since printing its address and contact details on a slice of Munster cheese would probably do more harm than good for Bon Vivant, the Brazilian-based cheese shop hired ad agency JWT to come up with something better. And in every way possible, this miniature cheese grater business card is a much better idea. Read More >>

design
Here Are the Business Cards of Famous People

Even though business cards seemed like they would be one of the first things to get killed by some fancy techwiznology, they've managed to survive even though the use of dead paper is dying. Everybody has business cards—even the super rich and super famous. Here are a few business cards from people you definitely already know. Read More >>

design
This Brilliant Business Card Transforms into a Tiny Chair

Catalogues might work well for Ikea, but as a way to advertise a modern upscale furniture store they're a little low-brow. But a brilliantly designed business card that transforms into a miniature version of the furniture you sell? That's pure genius. Read More >>

star wars
If Star Wars Characters Had Business Card, They Would Look Like This

Business cards are one of the few paper-specific items that managed to sneak by and still exist after the world started using computers, touch screens and well, any sort of technology. So I'll always think of it as a scrappy throwback to simpler times. These Star Wars business cards by Mary Sue can be seen as a throwback to the best years of Star Wars. Hopefully they'll come back. Read More >>

stunts
A Flashing Touch-Sensitive Business Card All But Guarantees You're Hired

In order to make a big impression at an upcoming job fair, electrical engineering student Jay Kickliter created this interactive business card that lights up a flashing ring of LEDs whenever it's touched. Read More >>

apple
Apple Had an Official In-House "F**kchop" Staff Position

A long-time Apple employee had the honour of being abused by Steve Jobs in a rather amusing and graphic style, with the rude nickname eventually being approved for use on the chap's official Apple business cards. Read More >>

design
Concrete Business Cards Are Impractical and Exquisite Works of Art

A French creative agency, Murmure, has furnished its employees with some rather cumbersome, custom-cut and embossed concrete business cards. Read More >>

design
Flip-Book Business Cards Are an Incredibly Tedious Way To Promote Yourself

Handing someone a well-designed business card that's clever, even humourous, is a great way to promote yourself. But handing someone a giant poster and asking them to slice it up into 100 cards to create a flip-book animation? That all but guarantees you a spot on the unemployment line. Read More >>

iphone
iPhone Unlock Screen Business Cards: Swipe to Ugh

There's nothing quite like a first impression, is there? That one chance to announce that hey, this is me. Do you present yourself as funny? Kind? Knowing? Blasé? Or maybe just as the special kind of idiot who thinks these iPhone unlock screen business cards are a swell idea. Read More >>

design
You'll Need a Microscope To Read the Fine Print on These Business Cards

Italian ad agency Enfants Terribles specialises in viral advertising. And to practice what they preach, the company's business cards are printed on lab slides and feature a fake company name—Ebolaindustries—and pseudonyms for all its staff, like Mrs. Grey. Read More >>

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