October 13, 2021

Business Cards Produced Using Unusual Materials

As many of you know, I also run Card Observer, which is a site that showcases beautiful business cards. A few weeks ago, I showed you some of the best Letterpress cards that have been featured on the site, but lately I have been noticing more and more cards being submitted that are being produced using uncommon materials, such as plastic, wood, metal, and even some cloth.

Here are some of my favorites. If you want to see more details about the cards, just click on the images.

Fifth Floor Gallery

Fifth Floor Gallery

Wunderburg Design

Wunderburg Design

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Grafanna

Grafanna

Sterling Design

Sterling Design

Duffy & Partners

Duffy & Partners

Catalyst Studios

Catalyst Studios

Sack Wear

Sack Wear

Dreamten Studios

Dreamten Studios

Plain Joe Studios

Plain Joe Studios

Jake Mates

Jake Mates

NGAP

NGAP

Geyrhalter Design

Geyrhalter Design

Murillo Design

Murillo Design

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

22 Comments

  1. Steve Reply

    While aesthetically interesting, bar the Sack Company (and perhaps the fifth floor, wood… floor), I don’t think the materials used reflect the business of the holder. Which is a shame.

    Lots of business cards look good, but just because you can diecut – blind emboss, doesn’t mean you should.

    As an aside some of the most ‘interesting’ looking business cards I’ve had given to me have belonged the the most vanilla of companies.

  2. Finola Prescott Reply

    Interesting, I don’t see that correlation in the materials and work is so important – the materials support the feeling the business is looking for, their branding, that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?

  3. Wade Jackman Reply

    Those are some very good examples of using different materials, I wish more clients were open to it. Unfortunately some of those cards will cost you a small fortune.

  4. T Reply

    I see these posts all over the web, and they all have some great ideas.. my question is where are these being printed or etched or engraved?
    Is there a site that anyone knows of where you can order cards like these? Perhaps have them laser etched, this info is always left out and I think it would be helpful to share that info.

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