gaming
Playing Tetris on a Business Card Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be

Three years ago Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamoured for their own. After testing the waters with the equally tiny Arduboy, Bates has finally delivered an officially-licensed Tetris MicroCard. If you’ve got £48 to spare on a tiny machine that plays a single game, you’re going to want this in your wallet. Read More >>

design
Just Give This Artist and His Hypnotic Animated Business Cards All the Graphic Design Jobs

In the corporate world, business cards are rarely nothing more than empty white rectangles with a few words printed on them. But when you’re a graphic designer like Drew Tetz, your business card is an opportunity to show off exactly what you do for a living, and make everyone stop and say, “Wow, I wish I were high while looking at this!” Read More >>

design
Invisible Business Card’s Details Are Only Revealed With a Glowing LED

You might think that an invisible business card is a terrible idea; how could anyone see your contact details? But artist Ghizlan el Glaoui’s card is a one-of-a-kind design that reveals all her important details with a glowing LED integrated into one corner. Read More >>

health
Every Doctor’s Business Card Should Have a Built-in Heart Rate Monitor

It’s now a standard feature on any fitness tracking wearable worth considering, but this is the first time someone has managed to squeeze a working ECG—or electrocardiograph—into something as thin and compact as a business card. Read More >>

design
Fiction’s Best Business Cards Style Up Imaginary Boardrooms

Even fictional characters have their American Psycho moments. We're sure Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent gave each other some right evils over the copperplate writing and off-white colouring of their respective business particulars when they were in polite company and not quite able to suit up. Read More >>

design
A Transforming USB Business Card That Shares More Than Just Your Name

Despite countless ways for us to share information online, business cards are somehow still a popular way to pass on contact info. So instead of trying to replace them, the creators of the swivelCard simply found a way to make business cards better with a built-in USB port that lets you share everything from your CV, to a photo gallery, to a video — and not just your name, email address, and phone number. Read More >>

design
Business Cards That Turn Into Mini Bow and Arrows are Robin-Hood-Ready

He usually took a low profile, but were Robin Hood more into networking he would have surely taken inspiration from this clever bow-and-arrow-transforming business card that design studio Filter created for an Australian video production company. Read More >>

design
Of Course an Apple Engineer Has an iPhone Business Card

You'd assume that if any company on Earth had a well-designed business card, it would be Apple. But apparently one of their engineers still felt they could create something that left an even better first impression, so they designed this incredibly unique business card made from an actual iPhone screen sourced straight from Foxconn. Read More >>

concepts
Make a Fine First Impression With a Tetris-Playing Business Card

In a time when business cards seem more obsolete than ever, people are coming up with ways to modernise them. What way to make a better first impression than Kevin Bateske, who created this business-card-sized Game Boy clone called the Arduboy. Read More >>

design
Your Smartphone’s Touchscreen Can Read These Magical Business Cards

People complain about having to use antiquated business cards to pass along contact details, but they're not going away anytime soon. So instead of complaining, the folks at TouchBase simply found a way to make business cards smarter. To access someone's contact info, all you need to do is tap these business cards on your smartphone's display. Read More >>

gadgets
You Won’t Mind Pocketing a Business Card That’s a Working Keyboard

Even with perfect typography, a stunning design, or a novel shape, a business card is still an antiquated way to share your contact details. So the folks over at TechKeys—makers of custom keyboards—wanted to design a card that reflected their work and left a lasting impression—and what better way to do that than with a business card that doubles as a working keyboard. Read More >>

foodmodo
Beef Jerky Business Cards Let Them Chew On Your Credentials

Though slowly becoming antiquated, the business card is still the easiest way to make a great first impression with a new contact. Your choice of design, fonts, even paper says a lot about you. So imagine the impression you'll leave when you hand someone your contact details laser-etched onto a piece of beef jerky—you'll soar up that corporate ladder. Read More >>

advertising
Of Course This Optometrist’s Business Card Doubles As an Eye Test

Here's a brilliant way to drum up new business if you're an optometrist. Myung Dong, an eye doctor in Jeju, South Korea, found the perfect way to convince the local elderly population that they could benefit from glasses or other vision treatments: a business card featuring a self-administered eye test. Read More >>

advertising
Of Course a Cheese Store Has a Tiny Grater Business Card

Since printing its address and contact details on a slice of Munster cheese would probably do more harm than good for Bon Vivant, the Brazilian-based cheese shop hired ad agency JWT to come up with something better. And in every way possible, this miniature cheese grater business card is a much better idea. Read More >>

design
Here Are the Business Cards of Famous People

Even though business cards seemed like they would be one of the first things to get killed by some fancy techwiznology, they've managed to survive even though the use of dead paper is dying. Everybody has business cards—even the super rich and super famous. Here are a few business cards from people you definitely already know. Read More >>