Our style of life is based, to a great extent, on impressions. Although it is not suggested to use the first impression as basis of an opinion, in fact this happens very often. In this way of thinking, it’s plain to see that a good first impression is crucial for everyone. A seeming question that could arise from this syllogism is ‘how to make a good first impression?’.
In business, a determinative fact in creating a first impression is a business card. It could be considered as a small piece of paper; but sometimes, a cool business card makes a big difference. A business card is an item which tells a lot without the use of words. Just by examining a business card, a person can establish the strong and weak points of a potential client, as well as the profile of activity, the importance of it, and so on.
Here is a list where you can find some of the most interesting business cards. This list does not only feature the beauty of the business cards, but also multiple concepts and the originality of each creator. A few may look weird for some readers, just as some are super interesting for others; however, comments are highly appreciated.
Scrabble Business Cards
Do you like Scrabble? If so, then for sure you’d like these business cards. These don’t really impress by the font used on it or its unusual shape; but the material it’s made of is an original idea which is really similar to a scrabble piece.
Silk Screened Business Card
This business card has a similar story with the previous one: try to be original with conventional ways of creation. The silk-screen style is a pretty neat idea.
Open Bottle Business Card
You may have liked the scrabble or the silk-screen business cards, but with the previous concepts you won’t be able to open up a bottle… and all is in vain! This business card resolves the stringent problem of opening a bottle. The business card features an oilfield waste management provider, so make sure you throw those bottle caps properly.
Transparent Business Card
A business card that combines very well the power of a simple design, white color, and plastic material. The result is… Awesome.
Table Business Card
This is another original concept, a business card in the shape of a table. The originality of any card should be linked to its domain of activity, otherwise it could be interpreted as a mistake. Take for example this business card. It was created for a restaurant that encourages communication between people by the simple and minimalist design of the interior of the restaurant. Usually the clients enjoy their meals by sitting at a long table, so you can understand why the designers emphasized so much the idea of table.
Blade Business Card
An unusual shape for a business card could represent an advantage because most people are certainly over-familiarized with a rectangular piece of paper. A business card presented in the shape of a blade surely isn’t common!
Strong Contrast Business Card
The designer noticed that an unusual shape is a good thing to take into consideration when it comes to the making of a business card. The strong contrast of red and black is also impressive.
Cotton-Cloth Business Card
This is more original… this business card is not the usual piece of paper; it is a piece of cotton-cloth.
Match Box Business Card
Here is a business card that has two advantages: first, it gives us all the information we need to contact the owner; and second, we can use it to light a cigarette. (However, it is for the best to use only the first advantage!)
Wooden Business Card
Having a business card that is made from wood is more than unusual, but if you are targeting people in this domain, it can be a wise decision.
Futuristic Business Card
Surely, nobody can ignore the futuristic design; it was designed for a co-founder of a great company that operates in the field of technology and computers; a unique design that surely helps a lot in developing a very good first opinion.
Black and White Business Card
The creator emphasizes the most important elements with the power of contrast. The colors used are black and white, and only few red letters with the purpose of avoiding a plain construction.
Strange Business Card
A simple message is sometimes more relevant than a complex one. The creator totally agrees with this.
“?” Business Card
When you come across a mysterious business card, at first glance, it might seem that it doesn’t offer enough information; but in fact, it allows you to easily contact the owner.
Modern Business Card
A clean and to-the-point business card is a step further in someone’s business. The beauty of such a business card comes from the perfect combination of fonts and colors.
“Old” Business Card
This business card looks like one that has been used extensively, being made from poor quality paper. However, what really matters is the fact that the contact details are really easy to notice.
Colorful Business Card
If you want to attract potential clients the right way, then you will surely consider using a joy of colors. Nevertheless, you have to consider the consequences of using inappropriate palette of colors in certain situations (this is not the case here).
Facebook Business Card
Created by artist Jean-Baptiste Gouraud, these simple business cards present your Facebook profile picture, and a little snippet of your account page. The photo albums, wall messages, pokes, applications and the rest of the things making Facebook an actual social network will still have to remain on your computer or iPhone, but it is a cool design nonetheless.
Meat Business Card
The cards come with all your information laser-etched in a unique process that leaves your business card looking more delicious and less redundant. If you ever thought a person’s card is not of any use anymore, you may just eat up the card, and feel good about nourishing yourself with protein.
Interactive Business Card
The actual card is made of a sleeve, vertical lines, and small openings between them. The inside of the card has a special picture, and the vertical lines cover only part of the special picture. When a person slightly moves the inside of the card, there is an animation.