51 Unique Business Cards That Will Make Your Mind Explode

By / Mar 3, 2011 / Inspiration

Business cards are sadly often overlooked, resulting in dull and boring cards that are easily forgotten. At MOO we know business cards can give you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd, be unique, and say something about yourself and your brand.

But business cards needn’t be dull or boring – in this post we will take a look at the opposite end of the scale. OK – your mind might not actually explode, but we’ve collected some of the most fascinating, creative and truly unique business cards that stretch the limits of design and imagination, grabbing your attention like a dropkick to the head.

These designs may not be ‘right‘ for many brands, or indeed always work in the real world due to time or cost constraints, but they should help inspire you, and encourage you to think a little more creatively!

1. 3D Business Cards – If you work in 3D design, what better way to show off your work than with 3d glasses in your business card!

2. Jack Sparrow – Even pirates need a business card…

3. Dept Of Energy – Unique, although perhaps not for the wallet!

4. Multi Purpose

5. Hungry? – Edible business cards.

6. Brushed Steel – Smooth. Classy.

7. Last – …. .fm

8. Wooden – Ideal if you work in carpentry…

9. Torn In Half – Like your marriage.

10. Folding Cards

11. Pop-Up Cards – Cute.

12. The motherboard – Beauty in design can be found in the strangest places.

13. Dog tags – The dogs.

14. Broken Card – Hi Yah!! Karate cards.

15. Transparent

16. On Fire – Literally.

17. Cut! – This would be cool for a film company. A little fragile though?

18. Google Me – Your SEO better be good…

19. Cassette Cards – with the cassette case as the card holder? Cool.

20. Easel – Stand your cards up to stand out!

21. Pop Out Cards

22. Ninja Stars – Everyone loves a ninja.

23. Break The Ice – say hello like Chris Spooner.

24. Playing Cards – Ace. Oh, they are all jokers.

25. Comb – Very cool for hairdressers.

26. Interactive Cards

27. On A Peg?

28. Ticket Stubs

29. Like A Tramp

30. Teabags or Confetti – Just don’t get them mixed up.

31. Use Humour

32. Cat Flap

33. Fiverr – Recycled cards.

35. Saw Blades

36. Map Your Card

37. Sweet!

38. Sponge

39. X-ray – Ouch.

40. Fill Your Card – Sweet.

41. TAM Cargo Boxes

42. Plastic Cards?

43. Tiger Beer – Stunning cards.

44. Coupon Cards

45. Penny Shooter

46. Secret Agent Man

47. Nissan Skyline

48. Another Blooming Designer

49. Beaten, Unbeaten

50. Model Aircraft

51. Emerson Taymor – Who? Well, you won’t forget with this card.

About the Author

This post was written by Simon Goble on behalf of moo.com. MOO love to print, offering custom double sided Business Cards, unique MiniCards, Postcards, StickerBooks, Greeting Cards and more. You can visit their site at moo.com or follow them on Twitter @overheardatmoo.

  • http://www.johanfahlgren.se Johan

    Amazing work, the Torn In Half card is really clever.

  • http://www.tristarwebdesign.co.uk/ Chandni

    An awesome bunch of business card designs.

    Favourite ones have to be the Cassette, Fiverr – Recycled cards, Tiger Beer and Another Blooming Designer’s business cards, purely because of their use of media, ideas and simplicity.

    Overall I think the business cards posted on this blog have great cleverness and humour to them.

  • http://redsultana.com Cellobella

    I love the artist one and the transparent one.

    And as a keen card player the cards are cute (although I think they are Jacks not Jokers -as per his name). Of course you could mean that Jack was a bit of a Joker!


  • http://usabilitysnippets.com Angelee

    Big WOW… the last one seems pretty easy to adapt. Most are really usable and very creative.

  • http://noxxten.com Dustin

    The broke bike alley card is really superb. Providing a function other than just a tiny advertisement with contact details makes holding on to it far more worthwhile.

  • http://www.friendsofdesign.net Eva

    I really love the mini latops. such a creative idea 😀

  • Gabriel

    I loved the “Get Stretchy”. Simple, creative an interactive. However all of them are awesome.

  • http://www.creatingawebsiteguide.com Ryan

    I think my favorite was the pop-up card idea.

  • http://rolling-webdesign.com Theo

    Nive and inspiring collection, thanks!

  • http://www.sixthsensemarketing.com.au/ Bradley

    The brushed steel idea is awesome!!

  • http://www.thomascraigconsulting.com/ Thomas Craig

    Very nice, have had some cards from Ink’d and there quality if fantastic.

  • http://twitter.com/gcrossfield Greg

    Really Cool Ideas! Can’t pick a favorite, but I wish that I had used Emersen Taymer’s idea before he did.. lol.

  • http://www.azconcretecountertops.com JR

    I think it’s valuable to also throw on a QR code for smart phone users… easy access to your mobile website.

  • http://www.webhostingdorks.com ptoone

    These are great, I love the idea of multi use business cards.

  • Erika

    These are some amazing ideas! Which printing company can we purchase these from?

  • http://tuppad.com/blog/ Santhosh Tuppad

    Loved almost all designs with respect to their usage in the different industries. Thanks for the ideas. This gives me some information on how do I need to get my business cards done for my upcoming start-up.

    In addition, I like the ideas of business cards when someone can utilize them for other things in their life as well; that keeps reminding them about you and your brand. Example: Multi-Purpose card being shown above in the list.

    Lovely work! :-)