Before we discuss the merits of business cards, let’s recall a conversation from the classic 2000 film, American Psycho: “Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark.”
As savvy connoisseur/serial killer Patrick Bateman knows, business cards can define a man. We can only imagine how he would have reacted when he heard about Hashable (now in beta testing), a social media platform for professionals which actually allows users to virtually share their business cards over their smartphones.
But, before this catches on (or doesn’t), we’re going to take a brief look at some of today’s best (and most creative) business cards from the advertising and marketing industry. Inspired by experiential agency MKTG’s super-minimalist design that recalls its website, we have this PDF that shows odd and creative business cards from around the industry. Do you prefer Y&R’s “business in front, party in back” approach (above), David&Goliath’s “me against the world” editions or Live Nation’s pseudo-ticket stubs (after the jump)? What other designs have you seen in the industry that really stand out? Feel free to post some of your favorite examples in the comments section. For further inspiration, check out 50 more here.