Business Cards Design Inspiration

It’s time to check out the newest business cards design. I must say, each day I’m amazed by the imagination and creativity of some designers. In this article you can see 20+ examples of business cards of various shapes, textures and colors.

I think I’m starting to like the letterpress method because of it’s simplicity. For those who don’t know, letterpress printing is relief printing of text and image using a press with a “type-high bed” printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive right-reading image.

 

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Sneak Peek: Melanie, Ryan & Beck Blodgett


Melanie Blodgett, her husband, Ryan, and son, Beck, purchased their first home in Denver, Colorado, 11 months ago (a big step up from their old, dark and cramped apartment with popcorn ceiling). Melanie has about five different jobs related to blogging and social media but can frequently be found at You Are My Fave. She’s also fortunate to have a job where she can work from home, spend time with her son and take advantage of the great natural light in their place for shooting tutorials for her blog. (Did you know that Denver boasts 300 days of sun a year?) When it came to decorating, Melanie started with pieces she loved — namely the couch — and mixed and matched from there, using furniture to add color rather than putting it on the walls. Many thanks to Melanie and Jennifer Little of Sugar Photography for the photos! — Anne

Image above: I wanted to go with a neutral, calming palette for the bedroom, so I stuck with Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray on the walls and white linen bedding from Restoration Hardware. I added a bit of color with the painting from Michelle Armas and the green chair-turned-nightstand from Crate and Barrel. The platform bed is CB2.


Image above: I originally wanted to go with gray for the living/dining/kitchen space but was afraid it would be too monotone with the counters and metal table. So I went with Sherwin Williams Blue Horizon, which, it turns out, matches everything. The couch is the popular Petrie sofa from Crate and Barrel, the coffee table is from CB2 and the side chairs, mirror and rug are from West Elm. I went to West Elm so often that all the workers still recognize me.

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Reclaim NYC Charity Exhibit and Auction for Sandy Relief

A NJ native who spent summers at “the Jersey Shore,” Superstorm Sandy hit close to home, literally. During the storm, I was receiving frantic calls from my mom about how she’s worried about our family’s shore house and her neighbors’ homes, and keeping an intent eye on Twitter to see if all my friends were OK. We all felt like we were sitting there together, watching the water levels rise up around Jane’s Carousel. Then, after the storm, seeing the haunting and horrifying photos of the shore, parts of NYC, and other states, too. Saddened to hear that friends had to live like nomads for weeks due to no power and no water, other friends to say they’re helping their elderly grandparents clean up their devastated house… and people are still suffering.

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So many of our fellow designers in the NYC design community were affected by the storm in some way, and I am so proud that friends have come together to support this cause. Editor in Chief of the Designer Pages 3rings and Otto blogs Jean Lin, design/architecture writer Jennifer Krichels Gorsche, and designer Brad Ascalon have teamed up to help raise money for those affected by the storm through an exhibition and auction of furnishings created from materials reclaimed or salvaged after the storm and of pieces inspired by the flooding. The proceeds of the silent auction will go to the American Red Cross in Greater New York. On Wednesday night, you can see these pieces in person at Ligne Roset in Soho from 7-9 PM. I suggest you stop in and support this important cause. Here’s a preview of some auction highlights:

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Daniel Moyer’s High+Dry table is an exaggeratedly long legged occasional table made from salvaged lumber on Fire Island.

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Reclaim NYC Charity Exhibit and Auction for Sandy Relief in news events home furnishings Category

Brad Ascalon’s special edition of his Ligne Roset Lovey side table: “I Lovey NY.”

Reclaim NYC Charity Exhibit and Auction for Sandy Relief in news events home furnishings Category

Reclaim NYC Charity Exhibit and Auction for Sandy Relief in news events home furnishings Category

Lindsey Adelman’s lighting fixture utilizing found branches backlit with LEDs

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Volk Furniture’s drawer unit

UM Project lamps:

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Après Lamp 1: made of a rusty steel base salvaged at the Token shop in Red Hook after the storm, a re-purposed brass shade from one of their L.U.M. Lamps, and left-over ash wood from some of UM’s recent projects. UM Project// Apr © Francis Dzikowski/Esto

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Après Lamp 2: made of a salvaged electrical junction box found on a Red Hook street after the storm, a base made from the top of one of their discarded Holy Stools and Corian® donated by regional distributor Dolan & Traynor based in Wayne, NJ, as well as left-over maple wood from from some of their recent projects. The wooden parts have been graciously turned by Custom Wood Turning in Astoria, Queens. UM Project// Apr © Francis Dzikowski/Esto

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Après Lamp 3 has a shade made of weathered “classic” garbage can found on a Red Hook street, which is lined by an insert graciously made of left-over felt by ElasticCo in Brooklyn. The inside light fixture is made of Corian® donated by regional distributor Dolan & Traynor, based in Wayne, NJ. The base is made out of ash left over from UM’s recent series of Atum lamps. UM Project// Apr © Francis Dzikowski/Esto

Ligne Roset is located at 155 Wooster Street, NYC. You can follow the goings on on Reclaim NYC’s Facebook page.


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starlight – burning man installation


‘starlight’ – burning man lighting installation by erich remash, jeremy berglund, don peterson + chad ingle
dust vs. stars 
image © gleb tarro 

 

 

starlight’ by erich remash, jeremy berglund, don peterson and chad ingle is a modest sculptural installation that was presented
at burning man 2012 and four other festivals. seven twelve-foot diameter plywood stars were placed in the black rock desert
mapping out the constellation orion, creating a sense of place and a ‘heaven on earth’ effect. the stars are designed to appear
aesthetically pleasing during day and night, appealing from great distances in order to draw in curiousity. constructed of
CNC milled plywood and fir blocking patterns, repetition, scale and tension are used to combat the overwhelming scale of the
black rock desert. as a result, each star is given its own unique lighting pattern.

 

 


orion’s belt at sunrise
image © trey ratcliff

 

 


starlight – burning man lighting installation

 

 


twilight
image © holger struppek  

 

 


saiph + rigel

 

 


betelgeuse detail

 

 


dusty afternoon

 

 


bellatrix + betelgeuse

 

 


bellatrix detail

 

 


birds-eye view concept rendering

 

 

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BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau

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Jean Guy Chabauty of Moderno and Anne Sophie Goneau teamed up to create a new office space for BLUE Communications, an interactive agency based in Montreal. Located in an old brewery, the office space was a little under 3,000 square feet and needed to be updated to reflect the firm’s creative nature, specializing in web development, branding, content creation, social media, and apps. Chabauty and Goneau created an ultra-white, modern space with pops of blue that reinforce the firm’s branding. Could you be creative in this clean, white space?

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BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

When you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by neon letters of the agency’s logo and as you move foward, a white shark floats on the wall – a symbol of independence and confidence, as well as creativity.

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BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

I really like the laboratory-like kitchen area.

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BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

The team created different work zones and specific areas to create a stimulating and creative environment that would initiate interaction.

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BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

BLUE Communications Office Space by Jean Guy Chabauty and Anne Sophie Goneau in interior design Category

There is also a glass-enclosed conference room – a fishbowl, so to speak. It’s private enough to hold important conversations, yet still keeps you visually connected to the rest of the space.

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Project: BLUE Communications
Location: Montreal (Qc) Canada
Design: Jean Guy Chabauty, Anne Sophie Goneau
Photos: Stéphane Groleau
Year of Completion: 2012

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Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita

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The Bichos lamp series comes from Portuguese architect Martinho Pita, who creates the handmade lamps from pruned Portuguese Holly Oak trees. “Bichos,” which roughly translates to “creatures,” is meant to reflect just that – some type of wild creature that’s frozen while in motion.

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Bicho C (first image also)

Each lamp in the series is completely unique given that every branch in nature is as well. The light source comes from a textile-covered cord that is threaded up through each branch like a lifeline, much like a vein delivering blood.

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Bicho A

Over time, Pita has become the expert on tree pruning in order to get the branches just right. Here, he describes his process:

“Once on the ground I calibrate the branch in the right position and peel it while is fresh and soft. It’s then a matter of shaping, sanding and detailing it before it dries completely since holly wood is extremely hard. It is important to understand its dynamics.”

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Bicho A

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho B

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho B

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho D

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho D

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho E

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho E

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho F

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho G

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho H

Bichos Oak Branch Lamps by Martinho Pita in home furnishings Category
Bicho I

Photos by Francisco Nogueira.


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Skim Milk: Rolu by Chiaki Murata

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Rolu is a minimal design created by Osaka-based designer Chiaki Murata of hers for Metaphys. Murata has created some of Japan’s most iconic designs, and, along with his profession as an industrial designer, is a professor at the University of Arts and Design in Kyoto as well. He is a strong advocate of social responsibility and sustainability, and is constantly pushing the envelope for his designs to adhere to these ethics. 

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Rolu functions as an on-the-go memo holder with a single brass bar holding down the paper. There are perforated edges along the length of the paper in increments of 10cm each, perfect for taking down directions, to-do lists, or grocery lists. The design is influenced by Metaphys’ popular Corda pen, and uses the same material and production process. The design comes in white, black, and orange.

I’m the type of person who still likes to use pen and paper for taking notes and checking off to-do lists. Rolu is an efficient and elegant solution to scribble down ideas and musings. Functionality aside, the design is beautifully minimal, yet uniquely sophisticated and mysterious. At first glance, it takes a second to figure out how Rolu functions, and then it all makes perfect sense.

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Skim Milk: Rolu by Chiaki Murata in style fashion home furnishings Category

Skim Milk: Rolu by Chiaki Murata in style fashion home furnishings Category

Skim Milk: Rolu by Chiaki Murata in style fashion home furnishings Category


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