Business cards used to be nothing more than plain and simple (and quite frankly, boring) pieces of card with a few contact details on. That was before creatives got involved, though, and completely changed the game. People started to realise the fantastic branding potential behind these little cards. Weve already seen a number of beautiful examples of embossed business cards, and even some so creative that they change the shape and material of the traditional business card entirely. Well, the latter has proved to be incredibly popular in recent years, and weve found even more examples of brands using business cards to mirror their personalities! Here are 50 for your inspiration:
Note: this is a guest post by Chris Youderian.
The previous post on creative business cards was very well recieved. Today we going to share another 60 well designed embossed business cards that stand out of the crowd. Embossing your business card is a great effect to grab your audience’s attention, along with printing on different mediums, sizes of card and utilising complimentary techniques such as letterpress, spot UV and die cut. If you are considering to make an embossed card, be sure check this post for inspiration.
Today we have a guest post by Andy Walpole sharing his experience from creating the Lightbox Ultra on Mozilla Demo Studio. Several years ago developer Lokesh Dhakar created the familiar Lightbox script with Prototype and script.aculo.us. It’s smooth animation and sleek aesthetics were an instant hit in the web design community and it was used on a multitude of different projects.
At FITC Toronto in May of this year, Shawn Pucknell, FITC’s director approached James White to develop the creative for the following year’s event, FITC Toronto 2012. “I’ve spoken at FITC twice so far and being a huge fan of the event and the entire crew behind it, I jumped at the opportunity to work with my friends,” said White. With creative freedom to develop the bits and pieces needed to promote and showcase at the event next year, James started looking at everything including the FITC identity which, at the time, he had no idea would be used. Here we go…
After years of quarantine, the Scalable Vector Graphics is finally raising fame as a feature of HTML5 with full native browser support. Vlog.it, by Marco Rosella, is an experimental site launched last month to explore two aspects of SVG with interesting potential for the design of original interfaces: clipping paths and scalable 2D motion graphics. Marco is going to share a quick tutorial on how it is done.
Let’s face it, ask most designers what their dream project would be and I bet none would mention designing and coding HTML Email. Designing email has a special place in my heart and I am excited to communicate with people through this challenging medium. So here’s 5½ improvements you might consider making when you revamp or greenfield your next template.
Note: This article is a guest post by Josh Rubinstein.