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Interactive Business Cards

Anyone know a site that has some good examples of creative/interesting/interactive business cards?

We'd like to AVOID using a really visual creative design as the means of creating a memorable impression (hence the request for sites to research/review).

Anyone?

drunk dave's picture
drunk dave
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I wanted to do a completely pink business card with a hole in the middle.... for an escort agency.

thinkFRESHdesign's picture
thinkFRESHdesign
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We have an idea, woohoo! But could use some feedback. We're now thinking about using our business card (or the front anways) as a "decoder ring".

A small square will be using from the card - and potential clients would be directed to our website for the answer (do we direct in print ON the business card itself? What type of message to direct to site?)

Once on our site - client can match the missing square on card to the square (same size) on website (by holding the business card up to the screen) for a secret message (or something?).

This idea needs some direction! Suggestions anyone?

original doodles + creative sweat = thinkingfresh.ca

bknowlden's picture
bknowlden
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Different monitors = different resolutions = different sized holes.

Chris's picture
Chris
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thats a good idea

Chris's picture
Chris
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how about one with a bottle opener on it? you would never get rid of that.

neil french said to never carry buiness cards, i dont know why, they are good to hand out to chicks.

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whitespace
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SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) staff have cards that have a wheel that when turned will change the text in the window.

"Innovator"

"MENSA Member"

"Kid at heart"

that kinda stuff.

Modal Writer's picture
Modal Writer
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What about 5 different business cards, one for each element on earth? There could be earth, wind, fire, water, and heart! And when their powers combine, a flying science teacher comes out of the sky to teach us what our houses are made of (uhh, that would be wood, capt'n).

But seriously, what about interlocking business cards, that could form a chain or something, like key hole/key thing.

I think the decoder thing is cool, but may be too complicated to be followed up on. Plus how expensive will those cards be?

rikitiki's picture
rikitiki
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i've often had innovative business card ideas.

BUT THEN, where do you find a printer that can customize in non-traditional ways?

certainly not on the web...i've tried.

ivan's picture
ivan

Use glass, metal or edible material.

thinkFRESHdesign's picture
thinkFRESHdesign
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Anyone want some mind-blowing business card ideas? I forgot to post these after doing a bit more research into ways to make business cards more inetractive (or at least get a second look). Check out the links posted below. Over 640 desgin concepts on the first link (business card sets on flickr) and the rest of the links are just way interesting. Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypoetics/sets/72057594104389710/ (here's the 640 concepts - wow!)
http://www.brightcorner.com/BC_BizCard_ideas.pdf ( a couple of "bright" ideas for sure)
http://www.ideo.com/identity/haircard.htm (follow the nav bar on this page - they are 16 concepts total)

original doodles + creative sweat = thinkingfresh.ca

ivan's picture
ivan

You may be interested to read this:
http://creativebits.org/cool_business_card_designs

Chris's picture
Chris
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there are some really cool ideas there, the 3d ones u would be hesitant to give away because of the cost.

rikitiki's picture
rikitiki
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yeah. that's an awesome post, ivan. thanks.

Mark2321321's picture
Mark2321321

Smart idea. Very cool.

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whodabay
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I printed my last batch using an idea from that post. Good stuff.

Guest's picture
Guest

How about business cards that fold into different configurations allowing you to print 4 differnt messages. Contact me through http://www.uniquemarketingtools.com for details.

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