42 Awesome Business Card Designs (With Links to 100s More)

May 20th, 2008 Posted in Various

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In today’s tech-oriented world of short attention spans it is more important than ever to make a compelling first impression. A brilliant business card that speaks to your profession, serves some unusual function or that transforms into something else can be a great way to grab attention and inspire those you meet. Organized by category here are 42 extremely creative business card designs. Some of these are old, some new, but all are still amazing examples of out-of-the-box thinking in business card design. Click here for more creative swag ideas.

1) Constructable Designs – Business Cards You Have to Build

A card with some assembly required forces the recipient to spend more time with it – which is a good thing if you want to avoid getting lost in the shuffle. Some of these designs are fairly simple and create simple forms or reveal messages when distorted while others are virtual toys or art projects in their own right.

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2) Organic Designs – Calling Cards You Can Watch Grow

What could be a more dynamic way to leave your mark than handing out something designed to actually grows and changes on its own over time? These can be used to advertise landscaping services or other plant products or simply to leave a lasting (and evolving) impression on the recipient.

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3) Pragmatic Designs – Calling Cards You Can Actually Use

Instead of sticking people with another flimsy piece of paper to lose in their wallet why not give your business card a secondary function? This can be as simple as making a clothes pin, a bottle opener or a ruler or as extravagant as giving out entire USB devices with your information printed on them.

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bottle opener business card

cool business cards

usb business card

4) Professionally Themed – Designs that Speak to Your Occupation

The message on a card design doesn’t necessarily have to be the print on the paper – it can be much bolder and embodied in the crafting of the object itself. Examples include: dog tags for an animal adoption program, a map that folds out and leads you to a map shop, fake medicine for the ‘brand doctor,’ and a head-hunter’s business card you are instructed to eat after reading in case your employer were to catch you with it.

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tasty business card

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5) Creative Designs – More Cards that Don’t Fit the Mold

Of course not every business card is going to fit neatly into a category – and all the better for those trying to think outside of the box (after all, you don’t really want to copy everyone else right?). These designs range from simple to complex, artistic to obscure, but offer a bit more inspiration for those of us still sorting out what we want.

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typewriter business cards

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4 way

the farm business card

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Sources: Flickr, AllGraphicDesign, IFTK, FinancialHack, BoingBoing, CreativeBits

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245 Responses to “42 Awesome Business Card Designs (With Links to 100s More)”

  1. karan Says:

    good collection all are wonderfull and attractive


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    This card are really cool.


  11. Ben Says:

    Strange, cool and awesome cards..
    I just loved the ideas..
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    My question is same with this comment, any ideas..Thanks before.


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    Haha cool.. like that way to create an business Card.

    My favorit one is that car or the ballon. =)


  18. pytania Says:

    Awsome design examples, I must think of one for myself!


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    what a creativity Sir…. nice way to impress clients and improve business…..


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  22. Imtiaz Hami Says:

    This has made me realize the shortcomings of my own business card. I am in the business of website marketing and wish you could have provided some inspiration to get by.
    Still, your post has got my mind ticking.


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    for Constructable Designs I will use “CONDOM”!! o_O


  24. Jon Says:

    Strange, cool and awesome cards..
    I just loved the ideas..


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    Reflections Dental and Marcy Richards Taste stand out in my opinion. Over all a great collection and well resourced. Any of these cards will travel in my opinion as people hold on to things they put value in and I think all of these cards fit that criteria.


  26. songs Says:

    after reading this all i can say all the designs are awesome many visitors will like them and i too gonna use this for my business


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  28. CourtneyAdams Says:

    I prefer the plastic business cards–They are professional yet are not unpractical. Some of these shown here are great designs and very creative, but I don’t know how practical they are.


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    Amazing set of creative business cards !
    I got many ideas for my card design from your post.
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