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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

10 creative business cards

Business cards don't seem that necessary these days, when people can track down your email address or Facebook page in seconds. So, they seem to have taken on a new function: clever pieces of art to set your business apart. First up, above is an edible card for a survival training business...
A jewelry brand...
Personal trainer...

Seven more below...

Hair stylists...
Yoga instructor...
Divorce lawyer...
Typographer...
Massage therapist...
Photographer...
...And bike mechanic.

How rad are these?!

117 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Giggle! The personal trainer one is so funny and I simply adore the yoga instructor one. Brilliant! xo

ElsaD said...

Wow...So creative! My top 3 are: Bike Mechanic, Massage Therapist and Divorce Lawyer...:) xoxo

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Hlazare said...

LOVE! These are all so creative and inspiring!

Jess said...

Haha! How cute and creative! I like the Obsessive Behavior one of course!

Caitlin said...

These are all awesome... I especially love the massage therapist one. It makes me want a massage right now. I also really like the hairdressers' cards!

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Erika said...

Just when you thought that business cards couldn't get more creative... These are hilarious! My faves are the personal trainer and the florally one. The personal trainer one would be so funny to give out, and see the look on peoples faces!!

Anonymous said...

So clever!
& marian bantjes is a golden god.
Morning, jo :)

Claire

H* said...

oh! i love it!!!!! the divorce lawyer one is hilarious

Alyssa@AuroraShoeCo. said...

These are so creative. What could I pull off for a handmade shoe company? Hmmm...

valerie olivia said...

the yoga one made me laugh! bike repair guy's is very practical, as is the survival one. who doesn't love creative people!?

Kate said...

Those are great! Love the bike mechanic and massage therapist :)

Lisa Griffin said...

hahaha people have gotten so crazy creative with their business cards lately, i love the trainer
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Jes said...

the personal trainer one is just perfection!
xo jes

Liz said...

The yoga and personal trainer ones made me laugh! I wonder if they noticed a surge in there business after handing out such creative cards?!

Evie said...

so creative! I need new business cards for my vintage furniture business...I should come up with something clever like these!

~Nicole~ said...

WOW! They´re too cool to be true... ;-) really creative! I like the yoga-card most.

Melissa Blake said...

These are so clever!! Wonder what I could do for a freelance writer and newspaper adviser...

Chrissy said...

Ha, they are all so unique, love it! xxx

Jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

These are all so creative! I love when people put their own twist to an everyday object. My favorites are the yoga instructor and hair stylist!

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Erin said...

The divorce lawyer one made me sort of sad. Otherwise these are all really neat!

Bubbs... said...

Ahhh...these are SO creative! I love, love, love the massage therapist "getting out the knots" card and did a double take when I saw the address! I live down the street!!! Good to know for future reference!

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Votre Amie said...

These are ridiculously cool!! I love the hair stylist, massage therapist and the bike mechanic! So clever!!


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Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

These are brilliant! Now I'm kind of sad I just ordered more of my boring, regular ones...

ALEX SMOOKLER said...

These are fantastic! I love to see how creative people can be. The massage therapist and bike mechanic win my top spots!

Anonymous said...

These are so fun! The flower card is gorgeous and the edible card just totally brilliant. Love these.

Ann On and On... said...

Those are amazingly creative. Marketing is a cool thing!

R&Kmiller said...

I love how creative and ingenious these are!

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Notes from Holly St. said...

so creative! love the massage therapist one and the survival training one. very cool!

HiLLjO said...

Best thing evar!!! Edible card! YES!

I sew and design fabric-y things so I make my business cards out of little fabric swatches hand-embroider my etsy URL onto them. People love them and feel too guilty to throw them away!

Julie said...

I am always asking myself how do people get such a great ides!

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Meagan Murtagh said...

one of my favorite things about your blog is posts like this. i love all of your amazingly creative, hilarious, and unique finds.

xo the egg out west.

Sarah said...

The edible ones crack me up.

- Sarah
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genevieve said...

wow! cleverness abounds (and all of a sudden, turkey jerky sounds delicious.) also, love the yoga card. great post!

Happenstance said...

These are great. Especially love the trainer one!

Sarah Carlson said...

These are ingenious! Love the yoga instructor and the edible survival training cards!

molly @thewaffler said...

So great! My husband and I were just talking about business cards and he was encouraging to make one with my blog URL on it. Now that I've seen these super creative ones, the bar will be set pretty high!

Shannon LeDuke said...

It's like you read my mind, I was looking online all morning for new business cards!!

Happy Wednesday Joanna!!

xoxo

Shannon

Quiana said...

These are great inspiration as I prepare my biz card for upcoming blogger conferences this summer! Thank you for sharing.

Maria said...

I've seen a few of these before and I love them! They're so unique, it would most definitely stick out in my mind!

Annie said...

Holy moly. Mind=blown!

Elizabeth Mollen said...

These are great! My favorite is the personal trainer one....so creative.

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty! LOVE these, some are really hilarious! We love the yoga one the best. Too good!

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Kelly R said...

Whoa. I was JUST looking at a cool business card I got last night and thinking I need to revamp mine! These are all so so cool!!!

Annina said...

These are fabulous. Reminded me of my friend Michael's business card design for a dentist. Check it out: http://michaelhaene.com/print/business-card-dentist/

Love your blog.

Nicki said...

The first one especially had my mind blown.

Jolie Jouel said...

Hah! Brilliant.

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Ry said...

Ha! Love these so much. Just featured the belly one myself. Couldn't resist... hilarious!

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Rebecca said...

These are too cool!

Maria said...

Great use of imagination! :) I have to start planning one for a journalist. What could it be? A pen, which opens from the other end and where the card is roled inside? :) Oh, my inner child just woke up. These are hilarious!

BTW; Thankyou for your blog. I was amazed when I found this and wondered why on Earth I haven´t found it before. I´m a Finnish journalist and nutrition student and keen on exactly on the things that you are writing about. The best chocolate recepie was the major finding! =) Thankyou so much. You made my today and most likely many days in the future as well.

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

These are great!! I'm currently redoing all of my collateral and have some really fun ideas for my biz cards.

Do you ever read The Dieline? I think it would be right up your alley.

Helen said...

Sooo clever!! Wish I could even think of a business venture, let alone a name & a witty card!!

Allison Young said...

these are too amazing !!!

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Rach said...

so neat! if I ever have a reason to have one, I'll be back to this post for inspiration!

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Clayr @ Southern Clayrification said...

these are so fun and creative, it's amazing what people come up with

Emily said...

Love it! I'm in the midst of brainstorming for a creative business card, so thank you for this inspiring and timely post.

Girlie Blogger said...

I like the bike mechanic one. It's even useful.

Sierra said...

These are so awesome!

Haus and Home said...

Those were really awesome!

jacquelyn | lark+linen said...

so awesome! My best friend, a super talented graphic designer, did this one for a roofing company - I thought it was brilliant!

http://www.james-cam.ca/home/portfolio/63

Devon said...

These are so cool! I recently found my Dad's first business card from when he was 19. He had a pen and ink drawing on the front to exhibit his art skills, and would give it to people in the special effects business. Now he has an Oscar! I guess unique business cards DO work!

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Kelsie Lynn said...

Love the edible one and the divorce lawyer one..so funny and creative!

Mani said...

Haha, I love these! I'd never want to chuck them out

Shelby said...

Very cool! So many creative ideas. Thanks for sharing!

{Liana} said...

Such clever designs! I had no idea that business cards had gone to that level! It's true that the old card is now dated & it's great that the new one is interactive...kind of like everything else these days.

evdokia t. said...

they are all amazing & very creative!

Pearl Bhasin said...

Supa-cute! :D

Daphné said...

These are so awesome !! My favorite is the personal trainer one : so clever!

vintage honeybee said...

This are so funny. I'm in the process of deciding on mine. I think its important to include your personal bar code so people can scan it and go straight to your site and you can even make one for free.

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Molliee said...

amazing! what inventive cards!

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These are amazing! I wish my business card was that interesting!

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Chrystina said...

These are absolutely incredible - they're giving me all sorts of ideas for my own business cards that I've been wanting to come up with.

Brenda Nelson said...

LOVE IT! Those are super brilliant, a person has to be extremely creative. I was puzzled, is the first business card for BC Adventure made of beef jerky, it looks like the guy is trying to eat it. In any case I already want to sign up for survival training.
Hard to pick a favorite really, they are all super clever and very original. I personally love business cards and always keep them. When I use to show horses I had a stack of about 100 from other horse breeders, and yes, I still have them.
Great blog well done and entertaining.

Wink Brand design said...

I especially love the edible cards. I collect the cool ones but often have too many tatty not-so-creative cards.

love cool business card designs

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Thanks for sharing these. They are so cute and creative. Have you seen the recent Carly Rae Jepsen business card? You know that catchy song everyone is signing/making fun of. If not here is the article http://gawker.com/5912194/is-this-call-me-maybe-business-card-endearing-or-obnoxious

My business cards are not this creative but I got them from Tiny Prints and are pretty cute!

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you are such fun , Joanna! your wacky ideas cracked me up and added cheeriness to an otherwise gloomy day. thanks and keep posting!

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