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Never ever thought I’d be making a business card in Hebrew!

Never ever thought I’d be making a business card in Hebrew!

A personal thought on the power of a business card

As I look through many business cards for inspiration for my own design, I remember an encounter I had with a business card the other day.

When living in Israel it is important to be aware of the political situation related to many cultures living in one area and the issue of the ‘West Bank’ etc. So, there I was in the West Bank listening to a very good tour guide, who was unbiased and told us every side of the issue. He kept my attention throughout the tour and talks and my interest was aroused in finding out more about the political issues in Israel and the surrounding countries. This almost never happens due to my lack of interest in politics. 

At the end of the time in the West Bank he offered his business card to those who wanted regular updates on the situation in Israel so I accepted and took one.

At first glace I did not particularly like his card, a mish-mash of typefaces made his details confusing and it was slightly outdated. However, I had enjoyed the talks so ignored the business card ‘horror’.

Today I thought to myself that I should go and look for that tour guide’s website etc for an Israel update, but immediately a nagging inside me said “No he’s not very good, look at his business card! Your memory is tricking you into believing his talks were interesting!”

I was shocked at myself for thinking this; subconsciously his business card had had a huge impact of how I thought of his talks afterwards!

Note to everyone and anyone : make your business card as professional as you are!

belindalovelee:


Damask & Dentelle Business Cards by Belinda Love Lee

These business cards are like a piece of artwork that also functions as a business card, they’re just so pretty and delicate to look at. It’s printed on 300gsm Italian shine paper, with a gold foiling finish.

belindalovelee:

Nathalie Marquez Coutney Branding, Web and Blog Customizations by Belinda Love Lee

These gorgeous business cards are printed on 620 gsm textured cotton paper with details of gold foiling and edging to tie in the gold detail from her website. 

nathalie.ie

visualgraphc:

Enat Kitchen
Lizzie Thompson

Business card inspiration.

visualgraphc:

Enat Kitchen

Lizzie Thompson

Business card inspiration.

Loving line art at the minute, it can be so visually interesting like these done by Jonathon Calugi!

(Source: abduzeedo.com)

happytimesahead:

 

This is amazing!! Hats off to whoever thought of this!

(Source: cjwho)

thedsgnblog:

Marlene Silveira   |   http://marlenesilveira.ca

"Branding and packaging created for Reunion Island Coffee Ltd."

Graphic designer based in Toronto, Ontario - Canada. Illustration doodler. Coffee drinker. Movie watcher. Concert goer.

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Dec 7th at 11PM / via: thedsgnblog / op: thedsgnblog / tagged: graphic design. design. Typography. packaging. tea. / reblog / 1,172 notes

visualgraphc:

Fonts

Smart. Take on board these points!

(Source: joustmultimedia.com)

Dec 4th at 4PM / via: visualgraphc / op: captainvsthesea / tagged: Typography. fonts. graphic design. design. / reblog / 139,840 notes
Some of my own work - Model (not to scale) 3D wooden letters with vinyl typography print.Brief - advertise a museum of circus that is coming to town.My idea was to create a 3D typographic sculpture of a circus ring in the middle of a city centre, so that people could sit on them and read all about what would be in the museum.Each letter is on a different topic, for example clowning, performing animals, freakshows etc and the copy ranges from short anecdotes to names of famous performers.
Enjoy!

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Some of my own work - Model (not to scale) 3D wooden letters with vinyl typography print.
Brief - advertise a museum of circus that is coming to town.
My idea was to create a 3D typographic sculpture of a circus ring in the middle of a city centre, so that people could sit on them and read all about what would be in the museum.
Each letter is on a different topic, for example clowning, performing animals, freakshows etc and the copy ranges from short anecdotes to names of famous performers.

Enjoy!

(Source: ciaobelladesign)

"Series of images from a self-initiated project, based on real toy figure scenarios and conversations - Aled Lewis"

Haha these are so cool! Some of them are hilarious, go have a look! http://www.behance.net/gallery/Toy-Stories/1714465

Quirky, inspirational and rather cool (via Magpie Studio)

Quirky, inspirational and rather cool (via Magpie Studio)