Have you looked closely at your business card lately? Have you ever passed one out to someone and they paused, carefully looked it over (both sides) and said “WOW!”? If not then perhaps you should think about spicing it up a little.
I’m a big fan of the biz card. I have several versions for myself, depending on my mood and on who I encounter. I order small runs of 50 (perhaps 100 if I’m off to a conference) and I don’t just drop one on every human I encounter who has a pulse (Tip – checkout MOO to design your card). Some designs have my photo on them, some have original photography and graphics, some have full contact info, others have just a Twitter @name, all of them are very high quality and most of them generate a second look from the recipient – Indeed the business card is NOT dead!
So, where to start? If you really want to blow someone’s mind then think out of the box, forget about the boring, corporate card that you order in batches of 1000 or more and sit in your desk drawer until the next time you head out to network. A great place to start is this fun read of 29 designs that will blow your mind. Indeed there’s some awesome ideas here like the card that you can grill, a card/bike tool, or perhaps even an edible card!