design business cards always need to stand out from the pack, but some people like to use everything at their disposal to make the most attention-grabbing cards they can. To do this, they often incorporate as many colours as possible. The cards below illustrate this perfectly, and they also demonstrate the range of possibilities one has when designing colourful business cards with creativity and style.
These Polaroid-esque cards use more muted colours, capturing the faded tones old Polaroids have.
These cards were designed to be handed out at the South by Southwest Festival. The unusual mascot, bright greens and rounded edges mean these cards will be noticed – which is essential when trying to make contacts at one of the world’s largest, most well-known festivals.
This design takes some similar elements – namely, the colour scheme and an unusual shape – and ends up with clean, simple cards that are no less eye catching.
These cards use candy colours to feel quaint and retro, which is the entire appeal of letterpress printing. Moreover, it shows off the skill of the printers themselves.
The contrasting patterns and colours are a bold choice, but it reflects the dynamic nature of the media and arts industries.
This photographer did the same, but the use of black and white on the back suggests an artist who focuses more on textures and composition, essential for more artistic projects.
A web designer used some personal phrases and some that pop up again and again in his line of work on his colourful yet simple business cards.
Colours can also be employed to make business cards that look like something else. This card, for a travel agent, looks like a passport that is waiting to be used by the customer.
This card, although not as colourful as the others, looks like a Nintendo controller, which shows how tech-savvy this guy is. It also taps into the trend for geek chic and will elicit a lot of comments, which is great for creating a memorable business card.
Have you found any quirky, interesting business cards that deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments.
Alex writes for printing experts Print Express, who specialise in custom business cards, posters & flyers. In his spare time he studies graphic and web design and aims to get better at using Photoshop.