Business cards, without the card!
If you're a regular at networking events, you'll no doubt have a drawer full of business cards, most of them you've never looked at properly.
That's because in the digital age, the first way to get in contact with someone new is through the internet. It's faster, it's better organised, and it doesn't need a rolodex.
And yet, though for years the internet has been threatening to eradicate printing all together, newspapers and books have survived. The internet can't match the enjoyment of a physical object.
So what better way to emphasise the unmatched experience of an object in your hands than by mixing up the medium.
So, here's our favourite non-card-business-cards, which look like a joy keep hold of. Hopefully these will inspire a few of you to think outside the box before your next networking event!
Business cards made from melted wax and a 3D printed mould by Dorota Pankowska
Manchester based Corporation Pop milled these business cards from crushed, recycled plastic
Steve Wozniak's metal business card
A workout for your hands, designed for a personal trainer by Publicis Toronto
A comb and business card for a barbers, which also plays a tune. Designed by Fabio Milito
A clear UV printed business card by Rock Design
A concrete business card for a French Creative agency, designed in-house
Designed for a skateboard manufacturer, by JukeBoxPrint
Cork business cards, designed by Spring Advertising
A laser cut acrylic business card designed for and by Tim Wan
Laser etched wooden business cards designed by and for Graphic Designer Marcin Usarek
Lego's official business card's for employees
Laser engraved peanuts. Yes, they're real
Graphic Designer Francesca Pasini designed her 'cards' on off-cuts of material