There has been a lot of talk lately within the design community about the future of the business card. The general argument is as follows.
With the arrival of new innovative technologies and social media sites that help people get connected and network in so many different ways. Is it still necessary to use business cards? Surely we’re overlooking more efficient, tree-friendly ways to reach out to potential clients?
The defending argument is: Yeah, but when you’re meeting someone for the first time, how else will people remember you? How will people remember your company name, your email address, your telephone number, your website? Name me a better alternative to the business card and I’ll listen.
Whilst in the UK for example, business cards are handed over with little regard for it’s meaning, other than extending networks. In some countries however, business card etiquette is taken a lot more seriously. Almost as if it’s a culture within itself and each exchange considered as a small ceremony.
Whilst the battle still rages on, here are 44 of the best and most creative business cards from a range of different industries.
Personally, from a design point-of-view, I see the business card as an art form and another way of expressing yourself as a designer and as a company.
It’s a challenage to demonstate what you do, what makes you different and your design skills in such a small space but I suppose that’s why the best business cards are never easily forgotten.
Part of me likes to think that the ways of the traditional business card are evolving as opposed to dying out, but what do you think? Is the business card dead?________________________________________________________ Follow Davis Dna Designs on Twitter or subscribe to new posts via RSS.