Memorable business cards

One of the rituals of working life is the exchange of business cards.  Mine looks normal, as any civil servant’s would – the most unusual civil service business card I know has Braille, to make it extremely clear we don’t discriminate against blind folks – so I don’t particularly look forward to or think it is a big deal to pass someone one of my cards.  To be honest, if someone wanted to contact me, I’d refer him or her to the government directory.

If I had these business cards, on the other hand…

A LEGO avatar for a business ‘card’ – now that’s quite something!  (from the Chief Happiness Officer blog)

A business card that fits into a ‘decoder sleeve’ – extra, but cool (from Freelance Switch)

Subtle increments in the height of the coloured blocks make the simple company name even more sticky (from Freelance Switch)

I’m not sure what ninjas have to do with creative design and illustration, which is what Cubicle Ninjas the company purports to do, but ninjas on my business card is something I can *so* aspire to.  Someday… (from Freelance Switch)

A fitting way to make an impression, or several… (ok ok ok corny I know) (from

This is waaaaay cool, but – if your business card can do what *you* can do, isn’t it reducing your business potential?  I guess one can see the business card serving as a demo as well, like “my business card makes you stretch *one, two, three* and I will work you hard too”… (from

Another super-apt card, for an acupuncturist :)  (from

Oh, and I know that a company called Bus Ads, which sells advertisement space on buses, has business cards that look like bus tickets from decades ago, when there were different colours for different prices of tickets.  (In Singapore, most passengers use contactless RFID (I think) cards to pay for their bus rides – no more tickets.)


Author: lichone

Ethics by Enid Blyton; physique by deep-fried things. I think we all have an instinct to tell stories and to build things and relationships,

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