100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

Whichever business you’re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers.

Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 100 truly outstanding business card designs which show that there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

Which ones are your favorites? How important is a business card for you? Please share your comments with us…

  • http://www.webdesign-ne.ws Web Design News

    nice collection

    • dev

      Nice collection

    • Surf

      Nice? Many clever. A few also possessed useful beauty. Not many. Clever cloys at 100.

      • http://www.ntagas.com Webdesign

        Beautiful collection, Thanks

  • http://www.danhbaweb20.com/ Danh ba web 2.0

    Awesome collection, good job !

  • http://blog.insicdesigns.com insic

    amazing b-card designs. nice collection

    • Jonathan

      You are gorgeous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Tyre112 michael

      wow, you really are totally gorgeous for sure.

  • http://www.zacjohnson.com Zac Johnson

    Amazing list of amazing cards. I’ve seen many of them on lists before, but there were also a good amount of new cards. Just goes to show how important original and creative ideas get rewarded!

  • http://www.graymason.com Mikah Sargent

    Where is a good place to get the clear plastic business cards? I’ve always been intrigued, but never pursued.

    • http://stacyskemp.com Stacy Skemp

      I found ours in the UK online from a company called Plasma Designs. (http://www.plasmadesign.co.uk/) The are nice and thick, people tend to keep these. I have purchased through cheaper options as well, but they are either too clear (and too easily scratched) or too frosted (hard to read) and flimsy. I have had great luck with P D’s.

  • Deepak

    Cool list!

    Thanks as always.

  • http://zelsieweb.com elsie

    These are all so inspiring

  • http://www.justinledelson.com Justin

    Very cool! Those are a great inspiration. Although, a hard business card may get annoying if people want to carry them in their wallet. I would prefer a more flexible card.

  • http://ideamashups.com ideamashups

    Awesome collection! Great inspiration!

  • Onse

    I am soooo much in love with no 2. – its cute ^^

    on the other hand. – the google card is very creative (thumbs up!) and the hair-dress card (the one after the divorce card) is very stylish.

    man.. I think I need to re-do my business cards :D

  • http://twitter.com/PeteWilliams Pete Williams

    You missed my favourite – business cards printed on beef jerky with a laser!

    http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/06/meatcards-print-your-business-cards-on-beef-jerky-with-a-frickin-laser-beam/

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      I replaced one of the cards that was repeated with your favorite one :)

      • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

        Actually not the same card as shown in your link, but a ‘meaty’ one nonetheless. Hope this one is tasty as well :)

    • naturedog

      actually meatcards.com was included.

  • http://fludotlove.co.uk fludotlove

    Nice collection. Inspiring as always.

    @Walter – 54 and 94 are the same (might want to take one out).

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Hey, well spotted. Thanks a lot for this, I’ve replaced it with Pete’s favorite card (comment #10).

      Thanks again :)

  • Craig Worth

    This would be my all time favourite

    http://positivesharing.com/2009/02/coolest-business-card-ever/

    If you work at Lego, your business card is a lego person, made as close to your physical likeness as possible!!

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      That is super cool :)

      • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

        Just added this one instead of one that was repeated. Thanks again!

  • http://www.kadaffy.com kadaffy

    amazing post.Thanks very,very much!

  • BestManEver

    Best collection of business cards i have ever seen.

  • http://notabeneconsulting.com Nota Bene Consulting

    AWESOME!!!! Great list post and good inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.suburban-glory.com/ Andy Walpole

    yeah not sure about those…

    some of them are okay but most are a bit wacky aren’t they – the traditional rectangle shape for a business card is optimum otherwise people just lose them too easily

  • http://www.abrandlincoln.com pol

    Nice, thanks!
    Let me add another one to the list, free to download and use :)

    http://www.itsonlyacard.com

  • http://twitter.com/_enzo enzo

    couple of oldies but goodies. ^_^

    • http://www.resalaworld.com ehab saladin

      yes, very nice collection

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    Cool collection.
    To me some of it doesn’t seem that practical to be use in daily life but it is very creative.

  • http://disordereddesign.com Krystian

    Very inspiring collection. It is amazing that such simple ideas like “divorce lawyer one” are so rich.

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Excellent collection. Some really inspring stuff here, thanks

  • http://tomduong.com Tom Duong

    Very nice collection of business cards! Some I’ve seen before and some I’ve haven’t, but overall – very inspirational.

    Tom

  • http://csswizardry.com/ Harry Roberts
    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Thanks, someone else spotted that, too. I went ahead and replaced it with another one.

  • http://joeldrapper.com Joel Drapper

    Great list! Thanks for putting these together.

  • http://www.kheendesign.com - Toby -

    I love it! Nice collection.

  • http://www.yancyjones.com Yancy Jones

    Really good collection. I hope mine turn out that good. Though my favourite business card was from encinitas surfboards as they kept changing them. The razor one was well cool, yet scarey at the same time!

  • http://www.edison.be Really Cool Card

    Thx for sharing people

  • http://idsandclasses.com Dusan

    Great collection. I bet some of them are sooo expensive to make

  • http://www.tocki.de tocki

    Nice collection.

  • http://www.nurbsatwork.com Osito

    Love the list. Does someone know where I can get a company to be able to make creative cards like these? most of them are just the standard shizzle.

  • Jas
    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Thanks for spotting that – I’ve replaced it with the lego business card suggested by Craig – truly awesome!

  • Matt

    Many of those cards are fantastic examples of graphic design but may be impractical as actual business cards.

    In my experience, clients want business card to have two main attributes, besides contact information of course:

    1. The ability to fit in a wallet

    2. Space on the back to write on

    A lot of these examples would not fit in a wallet (at least, not without significant mangling) and cannot be written on (the plastic ones especially).

    That said, they are beautiful little pieces of art and their creators should be commended for their great level of creativity.

    • Another Matt

      @Matt

      I think you’re forgetting the point that comes above both of those though, which is creating an impression and being remembered.

      great collection

    • not matt

      the client isn’t always right. that’s why thy hired you. try educating them as to the purpose of a business card rather then just giving them what they “think” they need.

  • Karen

    You also repeat the Davide Gasperini card, although I have no idea which numbers they are.

    Fantastic list! Not all are practical, and some would be incredibly difficult to put in a wallet or Rolodex, but they’re all fun.

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Replaced with a new one, thanks.

  • http://www.eibonmetal.com/ Jerome

    Great collection, very creative.

  • http://decisiveorigin.com laurie

    this is a really nice list. saved some on my pc for reference

  • http://www.nunofisteus.com/ Nuno Fisteus

    The “Another Bloomin’ Designer” card is the best. Very creative!

  • http://www.1klang.de frank katzer | 1klang.de internetagentur / fulda petersberg

    really a “best of” collection – thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://blog.jakerocheleau.com/ Jake

    Awesome collection, really enjoyed the Dallas Printer Google one :)

  • http://www.csskarma.com Tim Wright

    I love that Google Search Results one

  • http://arajay.com arajay

    perfect for those with a $10,000 business card budget.

    • Hernan

      je je je….right on the dot about the comment.
      (of course the cards are amazing, no question about that)

  • http://www.theappleofmyi.com/blog Jon Moss

    Brilliant selection! Thanks for posting :-)

  • http://printedproof.com Christian

    GREAT WORK! Is it weird this stuff turns me on? Kidding…

    I’d love to have some of this work in my Flickr group for print design. I use this pool of creative-ness for articles and posts on my website. (http://printedproof.com) Can I drop a link?

    http://flickr.com/groups/printedproof

    Great stuff!

  • http://newevolutiondesigns.com Tom – New Evolution

    Nice collection, they are all great!

  • http://foundation-jobs.weebly.com/ Foundation Jobs

    Wow! Nice job on the list! Cool collection!

  • dj

    Interesting. Fun. Artsy. Waste of money? Adds to overhead, thus increasing costs to clients?

    I think an unusually shaped biz card is more likely to get thrown out because they can’t be scanned electronically via standard equipment, they don’t fit in the wallet, or portfolio. Some of them looked like they weren’t environmentally friendly, either.

    Still fun to look at though…

  • http://teenormous.com Teenormous T-shirts

    I used to collect business cards when I was a kid (and I still have my collection). I have a few that I thought we re really cool – wood, metal, etc. but these put my prized ones to shame. I am also in the candy industry now and have a bunch of cool cards from that industry – Maybe I should take pics and post them ;)

    Brian

    • Tolana

      It’d be interesting to see the cards in your industry. Please share! :)

  • http://www.networkingpartner.squarespace.com donnalynn

    Terrrrrifffic and inspirational. I can’t wait to get started on mine.

  • http://www.nathanjonesphoto.com Nathan Jones

    Yo that first card up there is mine, you can check out the designers other work here:

    http://thedaughter.net/

    and her blog

    http://orignauxmoose.com/

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com Walter

      Great job Nathan, truly original :)

  • http://www.admirimi.com Admirim

    Divorce lawyer’s card is my favorite.

    • Sue

      I just saw it (divorce lawyer’s card) I was screaming with laughter it’s so perfect!

  • http://www.prettygreenbag.com Pretty Green – Trúc

    Inspiring! I’ve been wanting to redesign and adding more of a branding message to ours. I love the cheeseburger one (because I’m hungry now…)!

  • http://BlackHealthCareProviders.Org BlackHealthCareProviders.Org

    This is a fantastic collection and very inspiring to those needing to re-vamp an image. Thanks a bunch!

  • http://www.kidsdreamgym.com/ Marina

    Cool collection. It is hard to pick a favorite one.

  • http://www.suziorman.info/ Suzi Orman

    I hope mine turn out that good. Though my favourite business card was from encinitas surfboards as they kept changing them.

  • http://www.logoblog.org/ Nora Reed

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection. They are extremely creative business cards. I think that if your company has the extra budget to afford the creativity in marketing, it will definitely pay off in the end. Cards such as these can really leave lasting memories on consumers. Same as a great logo!

  • CandaceK

    I love the lush seed packet, the bobby pin hairdresser, and the divorce lawyer.

  • http://crystalposey.blogspot.com Crystal

    Very cool.

  • http://www.bizcard.com/ Business Card – Bizcard

    Very large set of business cards. This should be enough for those looking for inspiration before designing theirs.

    • http://www.induswebi.com Shubhankar Dey

      I do agree with your comments.

  • http://chriscolhoun.com Chris Colhoun

    Thank for you the feature.

    Some fantastic cards here, love the Divorce Lawyer and Post-Marriage Counseling.

  • http://seobythehour.com SEO by the Hour

    I’m looking for someone that can create a business card that can compete with these for my business. Can you recommend anyone? Feel free to contact me through my site.

  • http://www.daandelange.com/ Daan

    Amazing, thanks. :)

  • http://www.ventzke-partner.de Frederik

    very very beautiful cards :-)

  • Insanemoe

    Great stuff, I like them. Inspiring too. thanks.

    http://businesscards24.com/cool-beer-business-card/

  • http://sivinkit.net/ Sivin Kit
  • Debbie

    I love how clever people are. Those cards, many of them at least, must cost a fortune. Some of them look like they’d be five dollars a piece.

  • http://www.internetovehry.cz Online Hry

    Great collection.

  • http://www.conseilsmarketing.fr Fred de ConseilsMarketing.fr

    Hi !

    Very nice indeed :D

    I made aslo also a collection of 140 nice ones if you want to see more :

    http://www.conseilsmarketing.fr/communication/comment-reussir-ses-cartes-de-visite-en-8-points

    Ps : I also made a small tutorial of how to create goog business card in few steps (in french).

  • momof2n8993

    Those were very good, some stood out more than other, and were unique, and unusual;

  • choobeepbeep

    Take that patrick bateman.

  • Cat

    Most of them were nice, i have a few faves.
    Nice work, thanks for posting.

  • http://www.johnpash.com JP

    I’ve seen this list a dozen times before, but each time it gets rehashed there are a few new surprises.

    The dentist (tooth w/cavity) is simply brilliant!

  • nik

    That was interesting. Where do you get all those pics from? :)

  • AaA

    Many of these are not that creative.

    • insaneman

      DO better! you cant

  • Sarah

    These are AWESOME!

  • John Davies

    Very nice site!

    I don’t think I’ll ever hire an architects who equates a 1/4 inch to 1 foot.

    I wouldn’t hire one that doesn’t use metrics, for that matter.

  • http://cahcepu.com Tukang Nggame

    just wanna to say AMAZING
    i love bussiness card look like google

  • http://WunderCreative.com Joe

    That is a long list! Very nice collection. Currently creating my business card and got tons of ideas from the above. Thanks!

  • http://www.plechi.cz plechi

    beauties

  • http://bsaves.com bSaves

    I love just about all of these designs.

  • http://MediaVoiceOvers.com Wayne Henderson

    Wow! Many of the business cards you profiled are among the most creative that I’ve EVER seen! Very inspirational.

  • Rob

    Looks like the work of this years graphic design majors…

  • http://www.abrishca.com.au Abrishca Digital Media

    Wow – there are some really creative, out of the box designs and concepts here!

  • http://www.msnkartvizit.com www.msnkartvizit.com

    I like them. Thanks.

  • http://www.msntasarim.com www.msntasarim.com

    this is a really nice list

  • http://www.przyroda.org.pl Sklep Zoologiczny

    What an ideas… breath taking !

  • http://www.qoof.com Richard Kligman

    Very cool list! Def got my creative juices flowing!

  • http://none teresa mealer

    I am looking for a buisness card for my husband as a surprise. He is a baptist preacher. The name on the card for the buisness should read Pulpit supply. He is liscenced to do marriages/funerals.

  • http://www.albert-pak.com Albert Pak

    Seen some of these before, but definitely a good collection :)

  • bebopdesigner

    Loved the tin ones! Amazing ideas. Thanks for posting.

  • http://www.csswebsites.nl Marc

    Yes, great collection!

  • http://www.rainfall.ro Dalibor Vasiljevic

    Wow, great collection. Really really good.

  • http://www.sametomorrow.com Adam

    Nice collection, it’s always interesting to see creative business cards.

  • http://businesscardsland.com BusinessCardsLand

    Great post! We linked to a few of these beauties on our site!

  • http://pasiongrafica.blogspot.com Mykeura

    Definitely these cards, if they inspire.

    Thanks for such an excellent collection.

  • Tolana

    I’m wondering if Dallas Printing got in trouble with Google for copyright violation?

  • http://www.interblockstudios.com VorteX

    Awesome collection~! I thought the professionals working on divorce were really cool! haha… Divorce lawyer, his card can rip in half, then another mends them with tape, and a third one offers condoms for his in-divorce clients!

  • http://www.squareonemd.co.uk Web design cheltenham

    great post some brilliant and very funny cards out there, I’ve got a feeling I’ve seen some of them on other blogs though

  • http://ideamashups.com ideamashups.com

    Each time I come back for inspiration I notice a new card I did not notice before! Thanks again for the great collection.

  • http://samacreation.com sama creation

    Awesome collection thanks a lot

  • http://www.hybridanime49.com hybridanime49

    these are the best business cards i’ve seen!

  • http://www.aboutsabah.com Adrian L

    Practical. Brilliant. Impractical. Humorous. Sexy.
    Where can I get one printed?

  • http://www.gugaw.blogspot.com claire

    wow this is an awesome collection of business cards – love the ‘handmade’ ones using felt…and the ones where you get free stuff is great – seeds and hairclips. would definately keep hold of these cards.

  • http://www.uniquewebsites.co.uk/ Janet

    I’d no idea business cards could be so imaginative! I was just about to do some pretty standard, conforming business cards for our own property business, but now will start thinking!

  • http://gunnerpress.com J Mehmett

    The largest collection and best creative business cards to see. How many years were you collecting these?

  • red

    i love these!inspiring!

  • http://fearlessflyer.com michael soriano

    You weren’t kidding when you said “creative”! Awesome collection here.

  • http://www.magicalsaltmarshes.com e

    AMAZING, spot on!

    lurve Woz’s

  • http://www.yourfbs.co.uk Ed Hart

    Great collection – have tweeted the link.

  • http://paulsoare.ro paul

    nice bizcards. i might use some formats in the future as the ones shown above.

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam

    I’ve never seen anything like some of those business cards – utterly bizzare. They sure make our company’s business cards look ordinary!

  • http://www.webhome.be Webhome

    Some business cards are realy ‘out of the box’.
    Great work / great inspiration!

  • http://www.kidsdreamgym.com DreamGYM

    Amazing!

    Many of the cards are VERY clever in delivering a message about the owner.

    Thanks for sharing! Now I have something to talk about with my designer for the next batch of cards.

    Thanks again,
    DreamGYM

  • Rob Randtoul

    At least 4 of those cards (the plastic and the metal business cards that is) came from the guys at http://www.plasmadesign.co.uk

  • Jab

    Mitnick scares me.

  • DAVID_DENG

    amazing card,cool design!

  • http://www.gurucreations.com/news Wendylee

    These business cards make mine look so boring!

  • http://www.thisisours.info Jacob Saaby Nielsen

    Be, Viewzi and Plasma Design. Love those !

    • http://www.superwindy.com Aaron Martin

      As the designer of the Viewzi card, thanks for the kind words.

  • http://www.dotker.com kerwin

    mine are so plain too, its time for redesign.. :(
    thanks a lot for those inspirations! i really like the metal business card..

  • http://www.basicfrenchonline.com Carol

    Excellent inspiration. I am redesigning my own and this just totally inspired me to step out of the box. Love the fluorescent pink on clear.

  • http://reneehindmanphotography.com reneehindmanphotography

    These are super cool and I would love to have something designed for me!

  • http://potential2success.com Ralph

    Wow! These are some cool cards! That Lego one has got to be the best I’ve ever seen. Where can i get my hands on some?

  • Murtaza. Soni

    Excellent ideas.

    Even though you might not be the greatest of graphic designers but business cards like these will definitely get the customers into believing that you are a kick-ass designer.

    These business card ideas are unbeatable. the only issue I see that the production cost of such cards will be over whelming. An ordinary design firm will always find it tough to sustain the cost of such cards when produced on large scale.

    Life can be like a Brilliant Business Idea

  • http://persiandeveloper.com Mmahdi

    Great

  • http://www.myorangepen.blogspot.com Avijeet Das

    Marvellous !! some of us can become so creative.. absolutely amazing !!!!

  • wildefae

    Somewhere, Patrick Bateman is feeling inadequate :D

  • http://alienize.tk ric

    Mine – http://alienize.deviantart.com/art/Business-Cards-116404382

    not as brilliant as some of these, but I’m happy with the design I came up with. I was actually inspired by the “Google” card :)

  • http://www.nburmandesign.com Media Designer

    Great stuff. If only I had the chance to work for clients with the budget to get these cards printed!

  • http://oseox.fr Aurelie

    Great !

  • sian

    some fabulous designs here. My favourites are the dentist one with the tooth and cavity and the divorce lawyer card that tears in half.

  • http://3rdeyeview.co.uk/biz/index.asp Business Defnition site

    Inspirational great collection.

  • http://www.jsfishtankaquariums.com Fish Tank Aquariums

    I love looking at these! Very creative.

  • http://www.a-door.com A-Door

    Ain’t just amazing? Where are ideas 4 this kind of design coming from?
    Nice post ;=)

  • http://www.freebusinesscardbailout.com Free Business Card Bailout

    Toxic Puppy Business Cards are an oxymoron of adorability!

  • http://www.travel-china.net China Travel Blog

    This is really an awesome collection of the creative business cards, a truly eye opening post.

  • http://ridhuan.co.cc/blog/ Ridhuan

    Very creative.. love them..

  • dev

    Very Nice Collection

  • http://www.damiengraphics.com www.damiengraphics.com

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  • http://www.sailblogs.com/member/danube/ Danube

    Very impressive collection of cards. It shows imagination and creativity in the same time.

  • http://www.webcatalyst.org WebCatalyst

    Really very great card collection..

  • http://www.webcatalyst.org WebCatalyst

    Really very gr8 card collection..

  • praveen kumar

    super collection

  • http://www.DollarCardMarketing.com Dollar Card Marketing

    Always love seeing posts like this. It’s yet another reminder that people don’t have to settle for the plain old boring card stock “card” that’s not likely going to see the light of day after being given out. You need to capture your prospects attention immediately, and hope to keep it.

    Our dollar bill business cards to just that, and NOBODY throws these away. They might as well be throwing away money!

    Best Regards,

    John

    .

  • http://yousearch.dk claes

    awesome !
    But how about a list of manufactors

  • http://www.traumzauberhaus.de Axel

    Very amazing collection and good ideas! Nice!

  • http://www.embed-design.com/ Oliver

    Great collection. Great for inspiration.

  • http://www.designerbusinesscard.com DesignerBC

    Great round up. Nice variety.

  • http://www.e11world.com e11world

    I love the clear plastic look on the cards. GREAT COLLECTION!

  • http://www.mando-matic.com Armando

    Cool collection of cards.
    Inspiring.

  • http://adela-chioveanu.blogspot.com Adela

    Great piece! Those cards are so creative and I am sure that they are really helpful in today”s economy when everyone is trying to find a way to be different. My favorites are the ones of the divorce lawyers.

  • http://CosmicInternetProtocol Xijn Joseph Edward Clarke

    Thank you for showing me some very imaginative designs in card variation. Those examples could bring lots of lucky Charm.

  • http://www.mydreammeanings.com Dream Meanings

    I think the piano repair card is the best one. Simple and actually forms a piano without too much trouble.

  • Bella Jones

    Do you know where I could get any buisness cards like that? I think their really cool!!

  • cha

    extremely creative. super cool; i am designing one foe my self. from this i got some ideas.

    cheers :D

  • http://www.charlesrubinoff.com Charles

    These are great.
    And way to make me feel uncreative haha. But terrific inspiration.

  • http://joelvardy.com Joel Vardy

    This is the best collection of business cards I’ve seen to date. These collections make for great inspiration!

  • http://dormindocomalfinetes.blogspot.com Agulha3al

    muitos bons!!!

  • Karamu Morbida
  • http://pixel-monster.de pixel-monster

    really cool collection, but there is no company from germany…thats a little curious.

  • http://hardim.org hardimORG

    i like google look like. really best collection!!

  • http://www.soundclick.com/myfinalbreath Brad

    KEVIN MITNICK?!?! Awesome!!!

  • BiB

    Really good collection. Here is another one: Cardonizer Unusual Business Cards Gallery

  • http://www.fomaxtech.com rajesh fomaxtech

    i really liked all of the business cards, in fomaxtech also we would like to approach similar kind of creative logos.
    good work
    thanks
    rajesh

  • http://www.video-videolar.com video

    I’d like to congratulate you for this beautiful article was a really nice article.

  • mark

    great idea ignitors. mark, panama.

  • http://www.theEnglishSpy.co.uk RFK

    Cool. But where can you do these in Europe? Not at an average printing shop.

    Cheers, Richard

  • http://www.violet-ink.com Laura

    This was one of the bigger list of business card designs I have seen.
    I like the google one best :P
    Although some of these are repeats from other sites.
    For inspiration there are a ton more on this site: http://www.itevenhasawatermark.com/

  • http://www.gotham.com.au Gotham – Graphic Design Sydeny

    I swear I see the lockpick business card in every list of creative business cards on the web at the moment…

    Ours is available at
    http://www.gotham.com.au/images/business-card-design-gotham.jpg

  • http://lifeasiknowit22.blogspot.com irtiza104

    Hi, that’s a huge collection and most of these are so cool. I found the google one and the divorce/marriage ones most interesting. the transparent ones were really cool. How do you come up with collections like these.

    great work. keep it up.

    best wishes.

  • http://www.pandawill.com Ronnie

    yep ,there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

  • http://www.edudirect.net/c/unv جامعة

    very nice

  • http://www.sandiegowebstudio.com San Diego Web Designer

    These are beautiful cards. Thanks for the creative inspiration!

  • http://www.langithariini.blogspot.com fiEkHa

    COOL!!! I love the one that looks like a comb. Sweet…!

  • JustLulu

    Only ones I didn’t like were the plastic ones… Seriously people….plastic is killing out planet, why add more uselessly?! Bah… :p

  • http://blog8blogs.blogspot.com/ Blogs that I blogged

    like the compilation of this stunning business cards! :)
    thanks!

  • Chris-Topher

    There is a man called John Cassidy who is a Balloon Artist/Comedian/Magician who has a business card where it is a little piece of something that is rolled up and there is a rubber band holding it from unraveling, But, when it does unravel it creates a magic wand with his information on it. It’s quite good.

  • http://www.verycreative.eu Web Design Company

    Super, nice top:)

  • http://www.jsh.lv jan

    thanks! nice collection!

  • http://www.flashjourney.com j000

    I’m bookmarking this amazing list.

  • http://noneyet Rey Chipi Tennis Academy

    I need ideas for cool Tennis Academy buisness cards, that will stand out in the Miami Beach and Brickell area! Thanks

  • http://blog.tuesday.com Biscuit Wheels
  • http://www.baliraniwedding.com Wedding in Bali

    card design is very unpredictable, I will choose one for my bussiness card, have design for wedding organizer bussiness card

  • arismawan

    what about this web app:
    http://cardxc.com a lot of feature there and challenging for business card designer

  • http://www.refine-led.com ben

    it’s so creative,thanks for sharing

  • http://blackver.com/ Blackver

    One more time about dentist’s business cards: the one with envelope are a copy of Russian project made by Alexey Kondratiev a year earlier. You can find original material here:

    http://blackver.com/eng/portfolio/noginskdentistry/32/

    or on Behance:

    http://www.behance.net/butchmakora

    You can also find his metal cards in this article. Followinf the links you will see more original cards (latest ones). This PVC variant for example:
    http://blackver.com/rus/news/2009/23/

  • http://twitter.com/euniceny eunice

    Cool!!!! I’m thinking what i want to have~

  • dan

    I hate to sound boring, and although these are fun for graphic designers, I’ve found that wacky business cards are usually less effective than the standard. Where do you put a business card that has grass on it or wool?

  • http://thefilmnest.com The Rake

    So many beautiful designs. Very impressive.
    The Rake

  • http://kit-reviews.com.br/lojas-de-plastimodelismo-no-brasil-e-no-exterior/ Lojas de Modelismo

    One better than other!! Very nice selection and will realy give great ideas for many designers :)

    I´m very impressed how cards are being made of other materials rather than just only paper. Amazing.

    Please, add more as you get them, ok?

    Bye!

  • http://www.kitchen77.com Stephen Gagnon

    There are too many good ones to choose a favorite! The meat business card is really funny though!

  • Allie

    The creativity behind these is absolutely, beautifully inspiring! Is that real beef jerky? Not sure that would make it too long in my presence- especially if it were teryiaki flavored.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration I constantly crave!

  • http://www.baderblog.com Bader

    WOW .. that what i call design creativity ! very nice collection , thank you

  • jii

    all these were awesome~ inspiring~

    i also have a card design in mind..
    where do they make these calling cards,, the shops I know could only print in paper boards and in plain ‘ol rectangle.. :<

  • http://vicius.lastfire.net Vinicius

    Really nice, I print somenones ;D

  • kiity

    I love it ! Good job
    That what i call design creativity

    I love it !

  • http://www.fotolog.com/lilik1402 Ligia

    muito Baummmmm

  • http://www.jogarjogosonline.com.br Marquezi Medeiros

    Very Good! I Like this!

  • http://www.sweetAR.com Michaela

    This is truly a wonderful list. I want to add to the list with at tip on a digital businesscard, with the use of Augmented Reality – by a guy named Jonas in Germany. You can see it here:

    http://vimeo.com/5651466

  • http://www.discountwebdesign.co.uk discount web design

    great collection. i love it.

  • Michael

    Excellent list. Dentist one is the best!

  • http://www.thisworks.co.uk/leaflet_design.php leaflet design

    Spent ages on your fantastic site.

    hard to actualy pick a favourite from this lot but I loved the stretchy one for the personal trainer….superb inspiration.

    Loads of inspiration for our designs too…

    Will bookmark your site an add your link to our site too.

    Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.cr3ativity.ca Cr3ativity

    This article is my favorite. All the business cards are unique and they definitely inspired me. Thank you for sharing.

    Yevgeny

  • http://sirjorge.com/blogx sir jorge

    if 100 cards are “unique” then the simple card would win over the crowds as being unique, because it’s simple and not over thought

  • http://www.netgenerator.de Webdesigner in Berlin – Spandau

    Wow, really awesome ideas and designs. Thanks for that amazing and really inspiring collection!!

  • WC

    a experted graphic designer must familiar with material and printing process…Becoming a sharp gun!

  • Rafael

    I need some creative business cards. I am in the business of selling forex (foreign currency exchange) trading classes. I would really appreciate your help.

  • http://www.mgitsolutions.com/blog/ Mike

    The divorce lawyer – no doubt about it hahahaha

  • http://www.vipmatbaa.com www.vipmatbaa.com

    I’m not sure I could keep a straight face if someone offered me a card like some of those illustrated. Sure there are others that are exemplary ‘corporate chic’,

  • http://www.vipkartvizit.com www.vipkartvizit.com

    Loads of inspiration for our designs too…
    Will bookmark your site an add your link to our site too.

  • http://www.vipmatbaa.com www.vipmatbaa.com

    hard to actualy pick a favourite from this lot but I loved the stretchy one for the personal trainer….superb inspiration

  • http://www.fuse8.com Cara Dixon

    I never knew that business cards could be so versatile! There are loads of really inspiring designs here, but I love the hair and make-up artist one – a really innovative and imaginative!

  • http://www.corbax.com Diseño web Corbax

    Fantastic collection, good job !

  • http://www.icebluemd.co.uk Emma Bloor

    Great ideas, would love more clients like this that have the budget to allow you be this creative.

  • http://www.chrispierre.com Chris Pierre

    Really Great Post!

  • http://www.inkatechnology.co.uk Web Design London

    wowow cool collection thanks for sharing these stunning designed cards

  • dan

    I love whoever compiled this list / found all these…

    especially gbcannon.com

  • http://www.rumneyexclusive.com canvas art

    interesting stuff, need to sort my business card out

  • shirley

    i m relly interesting about this ,it’s usef ul an d help me a lot .

    a chinese student .

  • http://rcstreet.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=6&Itemid=1&vmcchk=1&Itemid=1 RC Nitro Cars

    These are really awesome. I need to call that personal trainer so I can be stretchy too.

  • eylk xela

    yeah cool

  • http://ultimolayout.blogspot.com Hurmus

    Great colection.
    Look at this card and give your comment:
    http://ultimolayout.blogspot.com/2008/12/minicampo.html
    Thanks.

  • Raquel

    Very nice work. I choose the “Divorce Lawer” as the best, very clever and yet simple and clean, gets the message sent and easy to carry.

  • http://www.kitchen-pans.com Kitchen Pans

    I like the ones that allow you to create 3D artwork. They remind me of the small japaneze card puzzles. I wonder what I could use for my business…

  • Sanuly

    This is Great! While traditional business cards as we know them are becoming defunct in favor of electronic storage mediums; handy novelty cards, which you can somehow keep on your desk without looking like a dork, might be the only future this archaic scrap of paper dating from the Mezozoic era has!

  • http://www.digitalmosaics.net Jessica

    Cool! Great collection!

  • http://www.HaitiSolarEnergy.com Haiti Solar Energy

    They are all great.

  • http://www.yosry.com egypt web design

    wooow This is nice collection

  • http://www.cizgireklam.com.tr pinar dinc

    great collection, good job..

  • http://www.owendevelopment.co.uk Web Design Manchester

    This is too good to not bookmark. Thanks for sharing this creative collection.

  • http://www.kaiaandme.com Satie

    What about my care…its pretty cool.

  • http://www.aydesign.net web tasarım

    Many of these are not that creative

  • Tink

    Great stuff…I just hope Michael Jordan knows he spelled “guarantee” wrong…

  • Tink

    “guaranteed” *

  • http://www.lintqueen.com Gina Norman

    Here’s a caliper business card that actually works — accurate and includes metric!: http://adrianlikins.com/2009/07/business-card-caliper-v2/

  • Menaka

    Amazing!

  • http://www.brosix.com Kelsey

    So cool! The marriage counselor one with the tape was good. I also enjoyed the landscaping businesses that were large plants or contained seeds. I really think that a creative business card will leave a more lasting impression than just a regular style of one.

  • http://www.pinkograf.com pinkograf

    hi there!
    I, also, have a big interesting collection to show you.
    Have a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/biglietti_da_visita/
    500 plastic business cards, and more.
    I think that my photogallery could be amazing and really inspiring collection!!

  • circleM4design

    excellent collection – I especially like the 3-dimensional cards… the simplicity of Marriage counselor card is perfection.

  • Ali Bozorgi علی بزرگی

    Very Cool List
    i glad for those idea

  • http://www.anythinggraphic.net Kevin Donnigan

    Amazing collection!

  • Adam

    Really really cool. I feel inadequate now!

    Also should check out CD businesses cards. They’re biz card size and shape but can pack 450 mb of data: http://bizdisc.com.au

  • http://creativezain.blogspot.com zain

    wonderfull….. i like it

  • Arpit Shah

    a very creative collection…must appreciate!!!

  • Ashish Garg

    Amazing Hatts off

  • http://www.plasticcardmonster.com Plastic Card

    Your business card having really nice designing so for. I like the whole collection of these cards.

  • http://www.it-schnittstelle.de Chalupa Webdesign Wiesbaden

    creative work! pretty nice

  • http://www.innova.gi/ Web Design

    nice collection….

  • http://household-budget-made-easy.com/financial-coaching.html David

    Very cool.

  • http://www.msnkartvizit.com www.msnkartvizit.com

    I never knew that business cards could be so versatile!

  • http://www.specialistindrukwerk.nl Specialist in Drukwer

    Very nice idears. This way you will succeed in distinguish from others.

  • http://moocowmomma.com www.moocowmomma.com

    Loved the sewed up card!

  • John R.

    I realize that just because something has been done for a long time that, that in and of itself is not a reason to merit whether or not it would be included in your presentation but…
    I just wanted to point out that ALL of the metal business cards ( both stamped & etched – yes etched none of the metal ones were laser cut ) are NOT the result of the creative mind of their namesake. Period. But that of their manufacturer.
    As a custom fabricator that has worked almost the entire globe in his day I can tell you that these are just a case of everything old is new again.
    I’ve know vendors as far back as ’78 who issued these razor thin stainless steel & perfectly etched cards to their sales force. Including the galvanized stamped ones as well – depending upon the manufactures specialty. The last time I saw an etched card was the early ’90’s. A company doing etching out of El Monte, CA called Vacco ( a sub of Esco ) was also issuing them to their sales people.
    Not raining on anyone’s parade here ( or as you would say ‘hating’ ) just pointing out that the majority displayed are representing Creatives. And do you want to hire someone who saw this one day and said “cool everyone will be so impressed” I’ll just copy it. Or do you NEED someone that is about to represent you to be a bit more original. Details count.

  • http://themanalyst.com Manal Assaad

    Again I am really jealous! I wish our company would make us such neat business cards. Perhaps I should just make myself one for fun… some of them look handmade actually and I’m sure I can come up of something good!

    Nice collection!!

  • Dave

    Nice and awesome. hats off to each and every creative brain behind each and every design. I am impressed with this collection. Redefined how a business card can be..!

  • http://izdelava-spletnih-strani-1a.blogspot.com/ izdelava spletnih strani

    Really cool stuff here. Got some ideas for my business cards, thanx

  • Calhoun

    What good is a funny tricky business card? Clients you get with goofy cards are funny tricky and seldom have big budgets. Think fortune 500 and make your cards look like that is my advice.

  • http://www.nekretnine-hr.net Nekretnine Hrvatska

    Extra resources. I will use some of ideas for my own business. Thanks for sharing…

  • http://theblogtemplates.com Blog Templates

    haha, the google one is pretty cool. What a great idea!

  • http://www.motefdesignstudio.com Kristina

    This is really so inspiring collection, is anybody know where i can print custom shape cards like that?

  • http://www.t-rexcards.com Raised Ink Business Cards

    Nice designs!

  • http://www.speedyremovalslondon.co.uk Removals London

    Fantastic designs! The one with the balloons is awesome.

  • http://www.lattestory.com martin

    awesome!!

    I love google.. search.. style business card.

  • http://www.lemonroe.com.au Lemonroe

    Nice collection of business cards.

  • vnikey

    omg I love these, thank you for posting :)

  • http://gondra.net María

    INCREDIBLE AMAZING!!! LOVED IT!!! THANKS!!!
    From Argentina ; )

  • ONiE

    Really amazing and Creative! Great inspiration for new designers like me :)

  • last

    Did you fill up with transparent cards? Those were the least “wow” ones.

  • http://webhostingmen.com Web Hosting Men

    These are unbelievably creative. I really like the google business card. I’m definitely thinking about making one for my site.

  • http://www.vincentdepalma.com/ Vince DePalma

    Awesome collection! A great companion article would list some printers/manufacturers where some of these incredible cards were made!

  • criss

    cool. i love in mediador.. condon.. original

    thank you, for website

    criss

  • http://www.ogretmis.com Site Tasarım

    Thank you for this inspiring designs.

  • BroDA

    Joe Schomoe is cool!

  • AndrewNguyen

    Kha is the greatest noob ever.

  • Deepak Nagar
  • http://www.mavencreation.com Ravi

    Awesome Collection :)

  • zunair

    amazing!! im also gonna design one for my self

  • http://www.mavencreation.com Ravi
  • http://www.benstokesmarketing.co.uk Website design shropshire

    Ace, the plazma design card is great and I also like the transparent cards. . . think I need to revise my cards for sure.

  • http://www.azuredesigners.com mdasgarkhan

    hi,

    its amazing !!!!!!!! collections

  • Clint

    i like google one. i Will make some 1 for me

  • http://www.webzoo.dk Joomla Design – Webzoo

    Great collection – Keep ‘em coming!

  • http://fatburningfurnaceprogram.com Tulip Kiya

    These are awfully creative. I absolutely like the google business card. I will be absolutely cerebration about authoritative one for my site.

  • http://www.bizbellpakistan.com Bizbell

    Awesome cards, nice and creative. but can you please tell us that which program is really best to design these type of cards with clear result and it also available on internet

  • http://www.eviz.pl eViz

    superb collection with many extraordinary designs, my favourite:
    google, the one with photo lenses and all the metal look…
    Regards

  • http://www.idspl.com pramesh

    nice cards

  • http://webteilchen.de Webdesign Berlin

    I love this collection. Very nice business cards. I got good inspiration.

  • http://pete.ro acela

    I love the one on meat!

  • http://www.angelbolanos.com Injected Valley

    amazing business cards!!!

  • http://www.event-foto.pl Fotograf

    Great post! Love the business cards!

  • http://www.quintema.co.uk/ Rosie

    love them! too cool!
    ________________________
    get your website optimized at Quintema

  • http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=12237082&id=809360536&fbid=10150194323780537#!/profile.php?id=633085312 yana

    sweet compilation! THANKS!

    =D

  • http://www.businesscards.com Mike

    Wow, great examples.

  • http://induswebi.com website designing company india

    Fabulous business cards. I am also looking for a plastic business cards… Is any one who can help ?

  • http://dattai.com Dat Tai

    That’s very cool

    Thanks alot

  • http://www.metacomdesign.com/blog Ryan Cowles

    Some really cool concepts, but some of them I have to wonder how cost efficient they are..

  • http://www.dotcomprofits.co.cc suroz

    I like that google business card

  • http://www.logoteca.ro logoteca

    nice cards, i would like to get some for my business that would be referring to rubik’s cube

  • http://www.acfblog.com Barbara

    These are super creative. It’s hard to pick a favorite! Some really made me laugh.

  • http://www.spotofcolour.co.uk Spotofcolour

    Here’s my new business card, try to see it was a website with the peel showing the code running behind.

  • http://www.montpellierinteractive.com/web-design.htm Web Design Cheltenham

    More? Where do u guys find all these? The next time we re-design our cards, I’m sending the designer straight here… infact just did :)

  • http://www.zirveofset.com kartvizit

    very beautiful cards design !

  • http://afriot.blogspot.com Afrio

    This is a great inspiration. It’s awesome!!!

  • http://www.dpm.net.au DPM

    I placed a comment here yesterday but is seems to have vanished. Spectacular collection!

  • http://www.reveriedesign.co.uk/seo SEO Birmingham

    I love the Google Business card :) Something like that would be great for my business.

  • Alan Anaya

    Lego toys rocked!

  • http://www.cpcards.co.uk Paul Wilburn

    A truly inspiring collection of business cards. The one with the radial blur really messes with your eyes!

  • http://www.lovesconception.com Nathan Eckman

    Practicality and creativity are the two biggest influential factors to a successful business card. Of course this is my opinion, but aren’t these also the two biggest factors in determining a business’ success?

    • Mark Fitzpatrick

      I absolutely agree!

  • http://www.cg95.com upen

    great, i never seen such a beautiful cards.

    Just love them.

  • http://www.mondoprint.com Mondod Print

    Awesome business card designs!

  • http://www.freshbusinesscards.com business cards psd

    Great collection thanks

  • http://www.lyonssolutions.co.uk Web Design from Lyons Solutions

    I had some great ideas from this showcase, Thanks for the examples.

  • http://www.logoinn.com logo design

    I like primal screen, Love the colour combination yellow with brown

  • http://freebusinesscardsprinting.com.au Business Cards Online

    Thats a dam good collection you got happening… definately found some inspiration!

  • http://www.freelancemachine.com Alex Cooper

    Can any one recommend a place to get cool and unique cards like this with out spending an arm and a leg?

  • Mark Fitzpatrick

    Wow, what an incredible list. The divorce lawyer card is absolutely hysterical. I had a really creative set of business cards done recently in Sydney, by DPM Creative Group http://dpm.net.au/ . They are a bunch of incredibly talented graphic designers who made my business cards appear to have a sleek metallic finish.

    This list may give me some creative inspiration to make some more! Thanks!

  • http://www.decisioncom.com/ Advertising Agency Singapore

    Nathan Jones: The camera lens vector is really well done. The idea is simple & effective.
    Poul Nielsen: Interactive name cards such as these are hard to forget.
    Chris Fischer: Loving the graphic treatment.
    Dr. Anita Lechmann: So very clever, why didn’t I think of it?
    Cutting Edge: Great for playing a prank on someone too.
    Divorce Lawyer: Smart, practical, with a dash of humor.
    Asthma Allergy Centre: Definitely an attention grabber.
    Howl Fire: I wonder if they burn every name card or is it a die-cut.
    Meatcards: It’ll never survive in a dog eat dog world.
    Ramesh Sharma: The complete opposite of the Divorce Lawyer name card.
    Intersection: A very old school vintage feel.
    Obsessive Behavior: I’ll say!

    Ho Li Lin, Graphic Designer

  • http://viuu.co.uk TwitterBackgrounds

    That’s what I call creative business cards :) They really have all shapes, sizes and different materials. Really liked the first one for the photographer, nice idea and I also liked the one that was Google style … it is original, although it’s not very eyecatching, design-wise I mean.
    Thanks for sharing these.

  • http://www.m-w.co.uk web design agency london

    The lego ones are great. I wish I had thought of that. Might see if I can get my boss to agree to a new line of business cards in that style!!!

  • http://www.adbills.com Chris Omlor

    Brilliant business card ideas here. Would you consider adding adbills to the list?

  • Nancy Benn

    The stretchy personal trainer card is very clever, but I’d like to see someone try to punch the number into their phone whilst having to pull it apart!

    Second favourite,the 3D Bryce Bell Mechanical Designer’s card & third, the perforated card for the Divorce Laywer – classic!

  • http://businesscarddesignideas.com Seth

    These are really great business cards. Although I’ve already seen some of them, the others are really great too. The Lodge’s metal business card looks great!

  • http://www.us-tea.com Terrence Ngu

    That’s pretty impressive.. Love those uniqueness design business card..

  • iceman99

    Really refreshing to see art at it’s finest.

  • http://www.securityking.com Craig Fordham

    Nice ideas

  • http://www.craigfordham.net Lisa

    Some great inspiration, Excellent. LT

  • http://www.bestcardprinter.com Jeff Jones

    Wow! Some excellent imagination! Great share! Cheers

  • http://metalpigs.com metalpig

    Thanks for sharing these awesome collection of creative business cards designs! =)

  • http://www.cardsoftware.net Amanda

    These are really great business cards. Well designed, Thank you!

  • http://www.neu-reich.de Neu-Reich

    Super work is in the cards here – thanks for the publication of these masterpieces …

  • http://www.ntagas.com ntagas

    Thank you, very nice collection that helps me in my work.

  • http://www.morganandme.net Melvin Ho

    A creative business card definitely keeps you in client’s minds the minute they try to recall who made the best impression. The images were awesome!

  • http://www.unichost.com/ Web Server

    Gone through all. It’s a treat to see each creative idea ! Thanks for sharing.

  • John

    The Google card is only $6 at GraphicRiver.

  • chloe tottle

    wow grate cards my fav is the chef buger but they are all lovely xx

  • Edera

    VERY VERY nice collection, how can we order?

  • http://budurl.com/ul54 Andrew J Titcombe

    I spent so long deciding which business card to use that my business went under. Seriously………….. a great selection of ideas for those who want to stand out from the crowd Thanks

  • http://www.ankstechnology.com Ankit Agrawal

    Very Nice Job…
    And Owesome Designs I like these..
    Thanks A Lot

  • http://www.tn34.de ben

    Very lool collection!! here is another nice one: http://www.tn34.de/referenzen/tn34.de-visitenkarten.html

  • rj

    Very creative indeed!!! Thanks for bringing to public..

  • Luisa

    Amazing cards! I loved it! Wish some day i can have wonderfull ideas like these!

  • http://jump2top.com Timu@Miami

    Great sample cards. I am looking for more ral estate related samples and trying to find out how can I get some of those cards. Some has cut shapeds..

  • http://blog.anadikt.ru/ anadikt

    Awesome collection, good job !

  • http://www.fireskystudios.com web design galway

    Great collection, well done for resourcing, my favorite is the top 2, puppy business cards and Nathan Jones – those cards will travel!

  • http://adibowo.com bowo

    nice design bro. thanks

  • http://www.nordiccottges.nl Sjoerd Nordic

    Wow, great selection.

    Very creative!

  • http://www.pixelesycodigos.com jOan

    Que bueno, me sirve de inspiración para crear mi tarjeta personal

  • http://www.macromindz.com web design manchester

    The google one card is nice. Its a great selection . Cheers

  • http://www.appealingweb.com creative web design

    Very beautiful designs, inspiring indeed. I like Geyrhalter Design.

  • http://visualmedia.com vikram

    Hi
    Nice work Great sample cards. I am looking for more ral estate related samples and trying to find out how can I get some of those cards. Some has cut shapeds.

  • http://www.business-card.in Business Card

    Hi,

    Even all the business cards are looking nice , I like the seed in the cover card very much. We can keep it for sample seed and business card.

  • http://movadowomenswatch.com Movado

    I think the leggos are the best

  • http://www.rtiperformance.com/ java performance

    Mind-blowing indeed! They’ll definitely catch the interest and make an impression on the person they are given to.

  • http://www.yiwuen.com/ yiwu

    it’s really creative.nice design and great idea.

  • http://www.tylerkongslie.com Tyler

    A great collection of ideas and inspiration! Thanks for gathering them.