These 16 business cards go beyond just a nice typography and clever design, they invite you to touch and play and fold and explore. They are not the ones you loose in your wallet. And in case you are jealous (I am) there are also options for creating your own lego-based "cards"
Yes - that is a functional ECG - although not suitable for diagnostics it would certainly be an eye catching card for a cardiologist. Currently the card is just an awesome tech gadget created by the Hungarian startup MobileECG - but it could be yours! They also listed all their code if you want to try your hand at creating tiny tech
Dan Rose is a publisher and editor at Intersection - and while the company name is vaguely car related this looks more fun than functional.
via: Business Insider
As well as his name, URL, and telephone are hidden in the word search on this card for Jose Antonio Contreras. The list on the back serves as information for those not willing to put int he leg work.
This Australian furniture store's ingenious card pops into the iconic silhouette of the 1934 plywood chair designed by Gerald Summers. Designed by Richard C Evans. All the information remains on the card if you ever decide you want one of those big enough to sit in.
Tear and style as you will: it's a business card you will be sure to keep around because it will for sure make you smile.
this will never get old.
I see the relation, but it just seems like the people who need you the most will not be able to reach you!
One trainer is certain to make sure you work.
Tamiya - a Japanese model kit company- is right on target with this Create Juice designed business card. Each card pops out pieces to create one of three potential mini models!
A crazy unique "business card" - although that may be pushing the definition. Ritornell's live show consists of a beautifully interactive music experience which includes an open invitation for audience members to bring their own music boxes. Katharina Holzl designed the laser milled cards to play a unique tune and display the Ritornell contact information - both printed and as part of the composition.
Yuka Suzuki is giving away bobby pins and an amazing sense of play with her cards.
Perfect marriage of unique design and targeted messaging - this landscape architect's deign literally grows with tiny trees.
TechKeys may just have the most advanced card I've seen. Crazy cool and way over my head - the card actually functions as a keyboard, which is perfect for a company that designs keyboards. Serious keyboards. As they say, "This PCB with on-board re-programmable ATMEGA16U2 improves upon the previous version making it even more fun for hackers, tinkerers, and makers."
It may not be practical, but certainly memorable. Like a secret agent the information for this grill only reveals itself when literally exposed to heat.
Lego is awesome. And apparently working for them is awesome since the entire corporate world seems to be drooling with jealousy over the business cards Lego exec's get to hand out - personalized figurines of themselves with info printed on the shirt. I'm also jealous.
Yup - in case you got insanely jealous from the lego minifigs... EvilMadScientist.com is ready to walk you through a step by step guide to making your own interactive lego business cards. If you have a ton of time and money to spare.
Make it here: http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2009/lego-business-cards-for-the-rest-of-us/
Or print your own with http://www.brickprinter.com/Pages/BusinessBricksandFigs.aspx