Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, May 25, 2004.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    Anybody got any cool looking business cards? Howz about posting a pic of it?
    You can scratch out any personal info if you need to; I'm just interested in
    the design of the card. What works best?
    Annika1980, May 25, 2004
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  2. The most catchy card I have seen was from White text, on a black card with a space view of the earth on it.

    Martin Riddle, May 25, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Class beats crass.
    Alan Browne, May 25, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest

    Replying to this as I can't see the original post.

    What market is the card to be aimed at? I designed one for myself when I
    was doing consulting that everyone was always impressed by - because it was
    extremely simple. As a photographer that is no longer the right card for me
    to use, and I have a very different design. (I still use the old design as
    a 'personal' card if I'm just giving someone my address though, and it works
    very well for that.) I also designed one for my ex-wife's business, which
    is different in style again.

    I do think elegance is always the objective (OK, unless you have a card
    promoting yourself as a children's entertainer) but still different
    'audiences' have very different needs.

    Bandicoot, May 25, 2004
  5. Just came up with this:
    Martin Francis, May 25, 2004
  6. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    Here's one of a pro I met a couple years ago
    (scan quality is crap, card looks better)

    center of card is a hole; the "aperture" area is dark grey.
    Alan Browne, May 25, 2004
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    Bandicoot Guest

    Bandicoot, May 25, 2004
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    Mark M Guest


    Simple and professional.
    Putting some cheezy photograph means that even a nice image may not be to
    the receiver's personal taste.

    Keeping it simple means they won't use your business card as THE measure of
    your skill.

    On the other hand... If you are willing to spend money to produce a
    photo-card...on nice enough paper to do it justice...this can be quite
    impressive adn inviting.

    Either go all out with quality, or keep it simple.
    Mark M, May 26, 2004
  9. Annika1980

    Mark M Guest

    Clever idea, but beige=boring to many.

    Any time you choose a particular color, image, or pattern that dominates the
    card, individual people will have wildly varying associations with that
    color, both positive and negative.

    Is the client looking for edgy stuff?
    Is the client looking for "pretty" stuff?

    All of these and more will go into their first impression that a card leaves
    on them.
    Keep it simple, and taylor a portfolio to their wishes.

    This is just my 2 cents, of course!
    Mark M, May 26, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, May 26, 2004
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    Ty D Guest

    Ty D, May 26, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    beige? Adjust your monitor. It's green (I admit the scan is crap and
    the green on the acrual card is richer).
    I'm all for the simple card myslef. My own is bold copperplate.
    Alan Browne, May 26, 2004
  13. Annika1980

    jimkramer Guest

    You need a big gaudy card that says "this is who I am."

    That way when you Google your name you will find yourself in the top 10.
    Can someone please explain to my why my "abstracted" SI shot is #7. It
    wasn't that good.

    The real Jim Kramer; Apparently there are a lot of fakes out there.
    jimkramer, May 26, 2004
  14. If you had the money to put some brass foil with a pinhole in it, that
    would be extra cool. Extra expensive, but quite photographic!
    Drew Saunders, May 26, 2004
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, May 26, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    Oops. I meant to say cacky (how do you spell cacky??)
    My monitor is perfectly adjusted...
    It's a greenish "cacky".
    (Someone tell me how you spell that, please!)

    The rest fo the post still stands... :)
    Mark M, May 27, 2004
  17. I think it's "kacky".
    William Graham, May 27, 2004
  18. Annika1980

    Alan Browne Guest

    Mark M wrote:

    Khaki ..and again the scan doesn't 'reflect' the effect of the card.

    I have a couple thousand business cards here at home. I couldn't
    remember the name of this guy. It took me less than 10 seconds to find
    the card... I remembered it was a bold saturated color so I just
    thumb-scanned through the cards and it 'leapt out at me' in the second
    card file (of three).

    From that point of view, the card design is succesful.

    Alan Browne, May 27, 2004
  19. LOL... Cacky sounds about right.

    I won't tell you what "cack" is, though.
    Martin Francis, May 27, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    That's it.
    I'll buy that. :)
    Mark M, May 28, 2004
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