In an era where everyone is corresponding via text messages and status updates and we are constantly inundated with images and slogans, it’s hard to cut through the junk to get to something substantial. Luckily, print is still alive and with it comes businesses that need to carve a name in the market.
Enter business cards: These bite-size pieces of information need to forge a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers. Here is a list of 14 text-only business cards that are truly representative of the individuals they’re promoting.
1. Getting the contact information on this business card involves solving a little puzzle. Luckily, there are hints on the back of the card.
2. This ticket-inspired business card creatively highlights the photographer’s contact information in a compelling manner.
3. Mixing up font weights and colors, while keeping a constant color scheme in place, makes this card stand out.
4. Die cut round corners and white engraving on both sides finished these cards off.
5. This firm has created a type-based identity and graphic language which is modular in its design and, like architectural building blocks, can be moved, stacked, and used to create a variety of shapes and designs.
6. These letter-pressed business cards pack a punch with an icy blue used against a black base to present a simple, clean presentation for this art director.
7. Simple doesn’t always mean boring and this business card for Fuse Design says a lot using very little.
8. A speech bubble lets you know what the designer specializes in, while contact information is set apart on a striped background in contrast.
9. This design studio injects creativity into its cards through the use of transparent paper, which displays a typographic-based logo as the focal point.
10. Text set at an angle creates visual interest on this simple and effective business card.
11. A logo can make or break a company, but you can see how the elegant presentation sets this business apart.
12. The designers considered the natural environment of the region and the traditional character of the tavern by printing this card on recycled paper.
13. Proof that a text-only business card doesn’t have to be stale, this card was created from offcuts of walnut wood.
14. This clear plastic business card creates a sophisticated yet modern image for the architect and interior designer.
Stop them in their tracks.
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so remember to stop customers in their tracks the first time around. It can mean the difference between securing a new client and having your business card end up at the bottom of the trash can.
These text-only business cards prove that even with a little information to work with, you can create lasting results that reap rewards for your business.