10 Totally Unique Business Cards Sure To Capture Your Attention

Today's economic scenario requires some eye-catching innovation in order to land a job.  I should know-I'm struggling horribly to make ends meet and, mostly due to my current location, can't find a regular job that I'm qualified for.

I have to admit that I've not really considered the unique business card angle since my recent move here.  I did make a good one for my catering company (that was in my previous life...):

Yep... I was as bald as bald can get...  The catch phrase was "Great Food, Less Hair."Yep... I was as bald as bald can get... The catch phrase was "Great Food, Less Hair."

An eye-catching card can really make a difference.  Here are some examples.  Some of these designs are brilliant.  Others funny.  Some simply mimic the look of another item.  Regardless of the tactic, some really creative minds are at work here.

1. Wunderburg Design

This is just plain cool.  A wax seal.  I haven't seen something like this in... well, a long time.  It adds a certain amount of class to this card-but I wonder if you can get to the company info without crumbling the seal in the process...

2. Murillo Design

I'll raise you one Murillo.I'll raise you one Murillo.

I like this.  It would be very functional on poker night.

3. Gavin Martin

This looks like it would hurt...This looks like it would hurt...

Now, I'm not sure what Gavin Martin does... nor am I sure how I would fit his card in my pocket.  But you have to admit, it's quite the eye-catcher.

4. Le Reflet

Just plain coolness...Just plain coolness...

Designed by Fabrice Praeger for a Parisian restaurant, this card was rumored to be so popular that people would enter the restaurant just to get a copy of it.


5. Intersection

Who doesn't want a card that you can go "Vroom!  Vroom!" with, much to the annoyance of your office mates?


6. Dave Blank

 Best secret agent name EVER.Best secret agent name EVER.

Yay!  I love this card.  It doesn't hurt that the guy has quite a cool, oddly memorable name...


7. Rick Tharp

The Passion of Rick TharpThe Passion of Rick Tharp

Here's another guy like Gavin Martin; I don't know what he does exactly.  But in this case there's a clue.  Is he a draftsman?  An Architect?  A Graphic Arts Teacher?  I just don't know...  But I do know that that T-Square looks really heavy.


8. Cat Web Applications & Software Engineering

I really hope this card doesn't smell like my cat's litter box when you open it up...


9. Smith's Double Entendre Design Studio

Mmmm...  Could it possibly really be chewy and minty?  I'd be sort of concerned that I'd get this confused with my real pack of gum.


10. Chef Burger


I'm all for a good burger.  I'm just a little afraid of a burger that looks like it'll eat me...

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Jun 23, 2009
by J. Barker
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Howdy!  Yep, I'm the same guy who does the toy and gadget blogs... This is just a more mellow picture.  That was quite a delicious beverage...