Artists and creative business people need a way to reflect their art work in their business cards. Just because you’re an artist, doesn’t mean you don’t need cards. You are, after all, in business. And lots of business still happens offline.
The first one is hand drawn. Rachel Sooy took a sheet of heavy stock, painted it up, and then tore it into approximately business card size bits. She wrote her business name, Interjected Art, on one side, and her contact info on the other. In the sea of business cards at SXSW, hers stood out to me.
The second is more traditional. Patsy Terrell used her artwork as the background image for her standard info. I think it works well to make her card a conversation starter. She also uses this art on her blog.
And, of course, I can’t talk about art and business cards without mentioning Hugh MacLeod, Gaping Void, “Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards.” I do have one of his cartoons on a blank card. Several well known bloggers have used Hugh’s designs on their business cards. I’m not sure if Hugh even carries a printed card. He’s so identified with business cards that I’m not sure he needs one.
What creative business cards have you seen? How have people effectively integrated their own art?
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