35 cool and inspirational business card designs

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  • some wicked designs there… where do you go to gt the embossed metal cards – they must be a serious investment aswell

  • There are firms who emboss on metal, but the price is really high compared to traditional ones.

  • Great designs, some of these are super creative. I especially like the “We Love Your Money” one. =)

  • would be interesting to find out how much it costs to make some of those.

  • y yo pensando cual puedo hacerme para mi

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  • great designs ..nice work

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  • Hi
    It is a very good and nice designs and I like it very much.These type of designning are very beautiful.

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  • that’s really a fantastic post ! ! added to my favourite blogs list..

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  • George

    The lock picking tools of Melvin is an idea stolen by the designer from Kevin Mitnick. Not original, but surely ironic…

  • Thats pretty rad. I like the manicurist one the most!

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  • jk

    Cool stuff… i have as well a style which might fit into your collection, if so, please feel free to add. YOu can find it on my blog: http://blog.kocovski.de/?p=138



  • Those are some very innovative designs. Some aren’t very practical to actually use as business cards but very cool non then less!

  • Very creative designs. Coming up with a good card that represents everything your company is not easy. Which is why top logo / stationary designs take so long to finalize.

  • Ryan

    The “How’s my designing ?” card is from The Chopping Block. choppingblock.com

  • Great Business Card Designs.

  • liam

    Great designs, but does anyone know where you would get a design printed onto a special material, like any of the above?

  • These are all great. I’m a little more ‘old school’ myself, if you click my name you will see what I consider the greatest card of all time, which has served as the model for my most recent cards. Cheers!

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  • Wow! very good samples.
    Hey! we have the same template and the same name jeje

  • I REALLY REALLY like the lock-picking tools. “Stolen idea” or not, they aren’t common enough to become trite yet. Where can I get some?

  • great bright ideas! i really love it.

  • what cool cards – any idea where they can be got from?

  • These must be some of the most creatively ULTRA funky business I’ve ever seeen!!! Awesome post…
    Like many others I also wonder how many organs that firm had to donate to make that metal looking card…:)
    Superb post!

  • Okay so the designs that I really enjoyed here were the dog tag cards (greyhound adoption), the clothing pin, and the rubber bands. Ultra creative and I can’t wait to begin getting into better ways to create branding for different clients.

    I love grabbing inspiration from fellow designers great display of work, thank you!

  • I don’t think very many of these cards will work very well with my CardScan business card scanner! I am amazed at the creativity and possibilities people see in something as common place as a business card – very impressive. However, given my affection for my card scanner, I am somewhat glad that most of us favor something a little more “ordinary” when it comes to business cards.

  • A brilliant collection indeed.

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  • Ash

    Any companies provide such a service in the UK

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  • This is an wonderful collection that you have put up. Some of these cards are really good and quite inspiring too.

  • wow, this are really cool. Now I’m inspire to make one myself. 🙂 Thanks

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  • Great post, I really enjoyed it. I will have to bookmark this site for later.

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  • Awesome state of the art business cards!


  • vinod kapoor (jawali).

    cool and fentastic designes which has touch my heart.

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  • Hi,

    These are really good designs for cards.

  • Nice collection. Added it to my resource page. Good job guys.

  • Kay

    Great inspirational cards. Bringing innovative designs to life certainly doesn’t come cheap.

    We are working a several great ones ourselves so once they are complete, we will showcase them.

  • nice stuff… have i seen it somewhere else too… i don’t know…

    but i must say it’s very good business card designs

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  • Great inspirational cards.

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  • Alex, thank you for replying to my comments. At first I thought it was deleted because I provided a couple links to my own business card design.

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  • No problem, Doug.

  • There’s a contest going on for the most original business card design so I wrote up a post about it with some images of my own cards. You can check it out if you’d like: http://www.dcblog.net/2008/08/business-card-contest-moohaa.html

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  • WOW…looks awsome. I am going to redesign my standard business card after reading this article. Thank you for sharing such a good design idea. Thank you.

  • I love the wood grain card.

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  • All cards are beautiful and cute, I like all those.

  • Great designs on these cards! Thanks for the looks.

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  • Some really unique and creative ideas…good stuff!

  • Excellent collection. First time I see this type of business cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Cool! Very original business cards!
    Here another collection interesting:
    Transparent business cards a touch of sprint!

  • John Britto

    Beautiful, fantastic creative idea.

  • Elise R

    These are some great designs. Does anyone know where they can be printed? I’ve asked around, but the scratch-off printing is maybe not so common…

  • Cool! Very original business cards!

  • I like the Version with the window. Great selection.

  • Very attractive and unique business cards

  • nice collection

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  • Awesome list! It seems like there really is no limit to what you can do with business cards. Only limited by a designer’s imagination.

  • I really liked it. I also gather a collection of business cards.

  • Bobby

    Wow amazing post. Some insane business card designs for sure.


  • Excellent ideas! Some designs are really unique.

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  • I love those designs. Business cards can be so unique and inspiring. I especially loved the ones that relate to their business such as Mass Envelope Plus, Coffee Industry, and Thomas Wood Products.

  • What a motley collection! Some were cute, a few were simply outrageous and the rest were trying too hard. I’m not sure how practical some of the designs really are.

    Just think, how many of those ‘peg’ or ‘tape’ cards (Cehovin Eduard) can you really carry with you?

    And of course, the production cost of a few of these designs can be really prohibitive (like the metal-embossed ones).

    I guess, the list is nice to look at but may not be practical for actual use.

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  • Mamoon Khokar

    the scratch one is amazing…i like it !!!

  • Great list!

    I really like the digitopolis one it really has that intelligent fancy articulate feeling well done!

  • Cris

    Realmente son originales si bien para la mayoría de las empresas, las que vi en http://www.tarjetascolor.com son suficiente.

  • Its really amazing and beautiful. Thanks

  • Great compilation. Thanks.

  • Jim Smith

    Nice collection. I also like http://www.cardonizer.com Business cards gallery for inspiration. It is daily updated site with cool designs.

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  • Melvins design gives me a headache but it’s phenomenal in it’s representation. Though I’m not sure if that could be turned into a weapon on the street or a shank in a prison.

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  • I agree designers have no limits to their imagination and creativity for the card designs, but the real world practicality of paying and producing these cards in numbers can be the reason why they fail. Or worse, people have no way to add them into their normal business card folders, so they get lost in the piles of papers on peoples desks.

  • Awesome card designs. Thanks for the great list.

  • J32

    This are some awesome designs you showed here. But I doubt that designs like these would work for more than one, two or 3 clients. They are individual of course but hart to sell I guess.

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  • Bill Bartmann

    Excellent site, keep up the good work

  • Adam

    These are nice, but they must cost a fortune, and putting the $$ aside, the production must take at least 2 weeks.
    I did a funny shaped business cards few years ago, it took 2.5 weeks to get them (from proof approval), because they had to make a die for the shape and go through different steps to get what I wanted… and yes it came out VERY expensive!
    I don’t bother anymore with these crazy BC, unless you are a big company, I’m a freelancer and I now print my cards at http://www.myminicards.com because it fast, cheap and original (the size is different and I can print all of my portfolio), what’s even better is that I don’t need to print huge quantities to get a decent price (and be stuck with 1 design for months/years), with them, I print a new batch of 100 every now and then.

  • ashley simpson

    sic stuff ya’all! kinda diggin your collection – im a business card designer / enthusiast. i most definitely love when i see a great inspiration post. my favorite two business card design inspiration sites, blogs, or whatever are creativebits.org and cardobserver.com. there is definitely a ton of designs on these two sites. i ran into this co site http://www.tasteofinkstudios.com/portfolio/business-card-design, now i use it for inspiration almost every time i am working with spot gloss in my design. anyways, good luck designers and keep kicking out sic designs. lovin it!

  • Great creative business cards. I’ve got alot of creative ideas from your post. thanks

  • Hello,

    It’s really very nice Business Cards. It looks so Attractive.

    Thanks for sharing. If you have some more design then please share it…

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  • laura

    fantastic!!!! really fantastics!!!!

  • Itâ��s a really good place to start if you are looking to redesign your business card or design one from scratch all together.

  • I love these! Have you ever seen the Google business card that they were giving out to new users for Google Profiles? Just wrote a blog about it http://www.searchschwag.com.

    I’ve been on your site tons of times though. It’s helped me come up with almost all of my business card ideas (I do graphic design on the side)/

  • I love these! Have you ever seen the Google business card that they were giving out to new users for Google Profiles? Just wrote a blog about it searchschwag.com.

    I’ve been on your site tons of times though. It’s helped me come up with almost all of my business card ideas (I do graphic design on the side)/

  • Beautiful collection bro.. I really appreciate your business cards design work. Truly creative designs.

  • The Manicurist card is inspired (and who knows a manicurist who has a card?).

  • Great Designs, love the Austin Walsh cards!

  • Business Card Design Idea

    Great collection of business card designs there.
    I love the Austin Walsh one, it’s really unique. The others use of metallic material is also awesome.

    I feature some really cool business cards on my site as well. Hope you come and check them out!

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  • These are very cool designs.

  • I love them all! I came up with my own unique business card idea at http://www.PromoBills.com. Instead of handing out a regular business card, I can hand out “Million Dollar Bills” with all my contact info. The best thing is people keep them because I can put whatever info on the back in the huge space that I want. People get a kick out of em

  • amazing card designs!!! very inspiring..
    I wish I could make one for myself one day..

    –great designs!–salute–

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  • hi guys!
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  • sufi

    all the rare business card!!nice!!

  • The “Actual Size” one is really impressive, nice out of the box idea with a twist.

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  • mumthas

    good ideas, but ……some are leaning out from the flow of reality

  • jeeva

    cool cards with u always ……………………………………………………………………..cool n touch.

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  • That’s professional design, thank you for idea 🙂

  • Fantastic, coollllllllllll

  • preeti

    Very innovative designs ……….. awesome

  • Just discovered your blog…Very HOT! Always looking for innovative ideas to spark my designer mind. Awesome collection!

  • wow varieties of design…… amazed 🙂

  • O’tobbie

    great works!

  • These are some amazing designs. Unfortunately, I bet most of them will not help do what they are suppose to do…namely earn their respective companies more business. My guess is that they are so expensive that the card holders hand out far fewer then they would with traditional cards. I’m sure they make the card owners happy though. Every time they look at their ‘cool cards’ they feel good about themselves. I prefer to feel good about myself when my bank account statement shows an extra zero at the end.

  • Well said Milt Sparks…. I prefer traditional cards too….

  • Great Creativity, fancy cards! But I wonder if they really work in professional world.

  • very nice designs, a real inspiration! thanks for posting

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  • some of these are great designs, thanks for the post

  • I see Joe Duffy’s got a new business card. It used to be metal like that too but with a green and blue sticker on it.

  • Awesome business cards, must be expensive!

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  • I love the metallic silhouette on the digitopolis business card design. I am a sucker for metallic anything, so being able to incorporate it into my business card design and look great on the finished product is a winner where I am concerned.

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  • Some original stuff in there (like the scratchcard). I agree that most of these wouldn’t be financially viable for most companies.

    As a web design company we were thinking of having two business cards: a fancy card for big clients or those we want to impress with our designs and a second ‘more standard’ and cost effective version of the business card for general use.

  • I’m always interested in looking at business cards for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  • To those who would mock these based on cost:
    If you note, many of these are very high end companies and as a company expands/grows, the biz card budget does too.
    Investing in a high end card says you care about your company’s image and that you’re not afraid to make that investment in a contact.
    Besides, if you make good contacts and relations, you can swing a great deal with a great idea, it’s just worth it.

  • I dig the designs by Cehovin Eduard, though I am not sure how practical / useful they are. Great list – Cheers for sharing, there are some great card designs here.

  • Investing in a high end card says you care about your company’s image and that you’re not afraid to make that investment in a contact.

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  • Awesome examples – thanks for the list! Love the Promptt design.

  • Great collection of high end business cards. I’m in agreement that if you can afford a unique design that helps you stand out in a see of boring white cards, go for it. It’s the same creativity that probably set your company apart in the first place.

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  • Great collection! I wish we could see how much does it cost for some of these cards?

  • Very nice roundup! Thanks!

  • Jeff

    LOL. I love the Census design factory, very funny but creative.

  • What great inspiration! This truly shows a labor of love. I really enjoy the creativity and boundaries that were pushed here. Very innovative and inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

  • Most of these cards use laser cutting, which can be less expensive than the traditional die cut method. They are still more expensive than the run-of-the-mill standard cards, but I think that you get what you pay for.

    If you are selling a creative service, you’ll want to show your potential customers that creativity is a part of every aspect of your business.

  • Enjoyed these! Inspiring! Thank you

  • enjoyed that! thank you for these inspriring spirit!

  • Zeph


  • There are some great examples of business card printing here. Some are impractical, but cool 🙂

  • Anonymous

    these are really amazing designs
    truly inspiring

  • Very nice cards, an inspiration for many designers!
    Thanks for posting

  • Awesome collection.Innovation at its best!

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  • Anonymous

    Wow…… It’s really impressive. I am totally crazy about this post. As the post really contains the best of designs business cards. As the business card is really playing the best of role to represent your profile, regarding services and company view. So they should be effective and with great look.

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  • Anonymous

    Wow…….. they are really looking just incredible. As the existing 35 business cards are really looking with full of elegance. And they are extremely looking impressive and effective. As we all know that business cards are the most important tool for the effective marketing. For that they should be exceptional. And the existing cards are really looking promising for the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    such an awesome design for a tiny thing. your such an inspiration for many great artists in the world. This is the future.. keep it up! and hopefully more designs to come!

  • Rob

    Love some of these. Especially the dog tag looking metal card. I believe the plastic cards come from http://www.plasmadesign.co.uk

  • There are some really inspirational designs here – it would have to be a well equipped business card printing firm to be able to pull them off!

  • Very inspirational and full of creativity thanks for sharing 

  • Webdeveloper

    Awesome collection.

  • Anonymous

    Design Galore!! Thanks for the share.

  • Esmondmsimango

    LOL! I like the peg one. I can use it in many creative ways.

  • Pavanpullepu

    wow wonderful designs

  • Very nice cards, an inspiration for many designers!Thanks for posting

  • wow wonderful card design…

  • This is the future.. keep it up! and hopefully more designs to come!