“Here’s my card. It turns into a sponge when you put it in water.”
Still waiting for that magical Lionel Hutz card (RIP Phil Hartman). In the meantime, let’s appreciate the novelty and creativity of the 21st century business card. A few of our favorites, below.
The Perforated Divorce Lawyer
James A.W. Mahon’s seemingly simple card tears in half, like the broken relationships he navigates ... while keeping all the pertinent info intact on each side. Here’s the Canadian design firm that whipped this up.
Say It With Meat
For a deli/restaurant La Charcuterie, the agency (Rethink) die-cut double-sided cards in circles to resemble cold cuts, then strung them in a netting used to hang cured deli meats. The letterhead and envelopes were printed on butcher paper.
Via the biz card company Jukebox, these cards double as a usable paper bag (with additional printing on the inside as well).
These will be tough to forget: RC Fibers makes a series of carbon fiber wallets and phone cases, but they’ll also do custom CF cards.
Created for the Croatina Phonographic Association (that’s a thing), designer Ivan Dilberovic laser cut old vinyl records. Oh, and they’re playable.
Game of Thrones
Daenerys takes a while to intro herself, what with her nineteen million titles (“Mother of Dragons, The First of Her Name, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea...”). A little bland on style, but one person solved her problem nicely.
A City Map
Never get lost: The Spanish production company Studioclam made 3D-printed plastic cards featuring a raised map of Barcelona.
This One is Lit
Burnt edges on your card. Smokin’.
A Dutch chocolate chain offered a little chocolate-y bribe with their cards. The company also changed their flavors occasionally, meaning you’d be craving more than one.