Business Cards! OMG it’s a new EVOLUTION!

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I remembered seeing my Dad’s collection of business cards which, oddly enough, looked similar in size and style as if it were a patent that every business card had to have a uniformed format.

At first, I felt as if I was looking at a single company with merely different entities and departments of specialization, ideally, there is a business format in terms of its size, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited in terms of design and function that’s what I thought when I stumbled into a few eye-opening sites about modernizing the traditional, renewing the old and finding new ways to make you and your company stand-out.https://i1.wp.com/www.texasbusinesscardfactory.com/image/card-collage.jpgNow, In no way am I making fun of the traditional business cards because some of them have gone a long way into success. I am simply implying the fact that there are new methods,  these days, in making a dull looking piece of cardboard paper come to life.

But Before we get into the collection – a little bit of background music will help tide you over

Sounds Market – Humming Urban Stereo

The FANTASTIC Plastic – Transparent 3D Collection

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Card Explanation

The Innovation with Self-Expression collection – show your specialization

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The real deal circuitboard story

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Creative emboss no longer made for embossing signatures and borders

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Paper quality now differs in texture from the traditional

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This is a business card of a hair salon, it’s quite clever!

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Get the hint? Dog tag = Dog adoption… witty

The interactive Collection – get people involved

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The Modern inspiration Collection

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With the bites, it makes you really want to try it… the product, not the card

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Cards like these leave a lasting impression

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This Acupuncture business card makes sense cause that’s how your skin will look like later

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Ingenious… use swatches to determine your position in the company

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These may seem like traditional business cards except there’s the added sass and class like those seen in gorgeous invitations- consider it the business card adaptation of classy and stylish invitations.

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The Multipurpose Collection

Lush comes with a freebie to promote its company specialty

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Real Chocolate goodies

The Details link

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Balloons to promote healthy lungs

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Instead of carrying a pack of business cards why not have

tear-out ones that come in pads?

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The extremely hi-tech business card

with AUTO-DIALING function link

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Are these business cards outstanding, maybe a little over-the-top, too modern? Well, most of you would probably think of them as useless, but in reality, even a business is your personal marketing strategy to advertise yourself by gaining your targets curiosity and attention. So now you know, it just isn’t a simple business card nowadays. ^^

Still haven’t gotten enough?

Well then… here’s more links for your viewing pleasure:

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http://faveup.com/

The best insightful collection with explanations:

http://creativebits.org/cool_business_card_designs

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