Cards that is and the importance of having a good one. Now I'm not going to ramble on about how I'm the best marketing/public relations/designer whatever the hell as it's taken me a long ass time to get to where I am now and lets just say it was a not so appealingly designed road. But I am in the business of visuals so when I get handed a business card it's like a first impression. Poorly designed and cluttered and I probably won't bother going to your website but interesting, clean, quirky, nice typography and good paper quality and even if I don't like your work you have gotten my attention. 

I sort of have this hobby of collecting good business cards and recently have been getting some absolutely amazing cards that have me thinking all sorts of things about re-branding. Above are 4 in particular that have especially peaked my interests in the importance of a good business card. All edited for the sake of privacy but my focus on these cards today is not who owns them but their designs. All so different yet all strongly representing the personality of their owners in a 3.5 x 2 inch rectangle. Though it seems easy enough I can't tell you how many times I have been handed an absolutely horrible business card and wondered why the printer ever allowed paper to even be wasted on such bad designs. None the less I digress....the card below has got to be one of the most inventive approaches I've seen to the typical business card and had me immediately wanting to know more. 

So if you don't have a business card I HIGHLY recommend you get a move on it. It can make or break an opportunity for you, that scene in American Psycho was not as much of an over exaggeration as one might like to think.