I have business cards at my day job. The problem is that they have someone else’s name on them, and my boss doesn’t want to spend any money so I have to mark out the old person’s name and put my name on them.
Film may not be making a comeback in our cameras any time soon, but it is making a comeback in business card form. At least for one guy. At this year’s CES, Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke was seen handing out business cards made from a strip of 35mm film.
If you work in an environment where you have to keep business cards on you at all times, it sucks fishing in your pocket for cards when you need them. If you don’t put them inside a case of some sort, they end up all bent, frayed, and crappy looking.
I thought we had come up with every possible use for multi-tools, but I guess I was wrong. We have never seen a cardboard multi-tool before. And it is also a business card. Creator Anthony Cole calls it the Business Knife.
If you have a job where you need business cards sitting out on your desk at all times, you might have a lame and boring cardholder. It probably came from Walmart or Office Depot. You could have stolen it from your pal in the cubicle next door, but we won’t judge.
This isn’t the first circuit board business card we’ve seen, but this one is more useful than others. Its maker, Saar Drimer calls it the Engineer’s Emergency Business Card. He makes a living from making circuit boards, so this was probably a piece of cake for him.
When it comes to business cards, it is all about making an impression. Sometimes that means a flashy card with great graphics. Sometimes it means a clever card that lights up or turns into a pop-up book or something.
Social media plays a big part in people’s lives these days. Not just in their personal lives, but also in what they do for a living as well. If you’re one of those people, then you might be interested in the social media-themed business card generators by Stephen Ou.
With all of the people we meet in business and our personal lives, sometimes it’s hard to leave a lasting impression. Sure, you could do something outlandish, like juggle kittens or something, but they’ll probably just think you’re nuts.
Business cards aren’t just useful for handing people your contact information. If you’re smart about it, then you can actually use them to help make and cement a good first impression unto others.
Take these business cards by design studio Under Consideration, for example.
Given all of the massive lawsuits going back and forth between Apple and Samsung, I’m still surprised that Apple uses any Samsung components in their devices. Still, until Apple can come up with alternative suppliers, they continue to be corporate frenemies for now.
If you fail to make an impression in person, then your next chance at doing so is with your business card. Business cards can make or break what your prospective boss or business partner will think of you.
There are a few exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, business cards are plain and boring. But they don’t have to be. This one proves that they can be both effective as advertising and fun at the same time.