When was the last time you actually looked twice at a business card?
Can’t remember or are you looking to be inspired? Check out our top 25 cool business cards.
Metal, mini, useful and weirdly-shaped – you’ll find a range of creative designs below…
1. Bombay Bakery
Is it a biscuit? No, it’s a business card! A pretty apt representation of what Bombay Bakery do, just remember not to eat it!
2. Brush Tec
When you get a business card, how much time do you spend time adding the contact details to your mobile? 2 seconds? You do now… Brush Tec have embraced new technology brilliantly and with a scan of their bespoke QR code the contact is added automatically!
3. Meat Card
Believe it or not, you can eat this. It’s probably more suitable for butchers, but any business can have their details printed on a ‘meat card’… tasty.
4. Restaurant Design Associates
Restaurant Design Associates
Is it matte, is it gloss? Well, it’s both. The embossed, glossy company logo really stands out against the matte background and the unusual shape ensures RDA’s business card gets a second look.
A metal business card isn’t something you see everyday which is why Bentley have used it to accentuate their premium brand. The clever ‘lattice design’ on the card also mimics the radiator on their cars, a nice touch.
6. Ninja Star
Whoever said a business card has to be rectangular has never met Ninja Star. Not the most comfortable to keep in your back pocket, but the shape certainly is eye-catching!
7. Urban River
We find that many business cards don’t really involve the receiver. You talk to someone, they get your card, it goes in their pocket and that’s it. But give ours a spin and check out our details!
It’s cute, small and different from many corporate-looking cards you are handed on a daily basis. Not loads of room to cram with contact information but at least it’s pretty.
9. Wanderlust Maps
If you didn’t get what this company does from their brand name, their business card certainly helps! And it can be folded like a map too; a very creative design made with the client in mind.
10. Chris Fisher
The clean and simple look of the card really works for this radio presenter; the old-school microphone design is perfect for the profession!
11. Matilda Jane
I just want to frame this. With stunning illustration and the added sewn element, the business card from this American clothing company brings the brand to life.
12. Arthur Porto
It’s a bit cheeky but we like it. It isn’t very blatant what Arthur Porto does but the uniqueness of the business card makes me want to find out more!
13. Reflections Dental Care
Reflections Dental Care
The use of embossing at its finest. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend other dentists do a DIY job and bite all of their current business cards though.
14. Personal Trainer
Probably one of the strangest materials I’ve seen used as a business card! However, it does work wonders for Poul Nielsen’s personal training business – how very apt.
15. Broke Bike Alley
Broke Bike Alley
Do you have an old card in your wallet that you use to open the door when it jams? Now you have a business card that helps you fix your bike! Thanks Broke Bike Alley.
16. Yoga Center
It may not technically be a business ‘card’, but it still features contact information and tells people more about what you do more than a traditional card does.
17. Pocket Light
Let there be light! The plastic business card is fitted with a tiny LED bulb which lights up your contact details. This is definitely one for the gadget-lovers.
18. Credit Counselling
Some of the greatest designs take inspiration from things you may see every day and the business card for Credit Counselling is no exception. The design is so unique but only truly works for those in the debt management sector.
19. Yuka Sukuzi Hairdressing
Yuka Sukuzi Hairdressing
Forget the phrase “neither use nor ornament”, this clever design from Yuka Suzuki is both use and ornament! Giving away freebies is a great way to ensure the target audience remembers the brand too.
The ultimate example of engagement – give the receiver of your business card a toy to make and play with! Let’s hope they remember your contact details after they make the car though…
21. Divorce Laywer
I have never seen a business card use perforation before but for a Divorce Lawyer the benefits are simple – one for each partner of course!
22. Taste Chocolate
A clever use of shape by Taste Chocolate. This business card seems to be good enough to eat but it looks like someone has had the same idea already.
23. Tok and Stok Furniture
Tok and Stock Furniture
This useful and oh-so practical business card from Tok and Stok communicates the nature of their furniture business very well. Now what can I place on such a tiny chair?
24. The Farm
Perhaps not the easiest business card to put in your wallet, the design for The Farm is a great example of how to use materials and textures to get your message across.
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By Urban River