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While a good business card design cannot guarantee your business success, it is one of those first touch points that make a very long lasting impression. When you hand out your business card – you give more than just your contact information. It also tells a lot of things about your company!

So, if you want to effectively communicate your message, and never get lost among hundreds of business cards in someones wallet or drawer – you need to really scratch your head, and come up with something unique and creative. To help you do that, we collected 20 best examples of creative business card designs – so milk some inspiration before creating your own one!

Update: Creative Business Cards (PART II) is out.

1. Business Card For Fitness Trainer

Zohra Mouhetta helps you strip away your belly! (Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

2. Another Bloomin’ Designer’s Business Card

“By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week.” (Designed by Jamie Wieck)

3. Knot Business Card for Massage Therapist

Michael Royer is a massage therapist in Toronto. Clients have to loosen the knot to reveal the message.

4. Meat Business Card

Eye catchy design, however I can’t understand what meat has to do with investment company? These Meatcards are non-toxic, but not intended to be food. Eat at your own risk. (link)

5. Chart Business Card

Ideally, you can trust your financial advisor to sell before a downturn and buy stocks before they go up. And so, a double-sided business card to communicate this dual promise. (Advertising Agency: Rethink, Canada)

6. TAM Cargo: Transformable Business Card

Transforming the traditional Business Card in the funny and unusual object, a little box of transporting cargo air. (Advertising Agency: Y&R, São Paulo, Brazil)

7. We Love You…

At first, it may seem that they really love you, but then you see that the gray bar beside the message is a scratch-off. Well, at least they are are upfront with their motives. (Designed by businesscards24)

8. Personal Trainer: Stretchy Business Card

If you want to see the text on this business card, you have to do a little stretching exercise – it’s like a warm up before going to Poul Nielsen.

9. Did you mean LaserPrintingInc.com?

Probably the best way to to show your website address on a business card.

10. Chris Fisher: Microphone Shaped Business Card

It’s easy to do a gimmicky card that would grab attention but the challenge was to make an impression without shouting out. Chris Fisher is one of the most-listened-to radio jockeys on Dubai’s airwaves.

11. Business Card for a Dentist

This incredibly creative card belongs to Dr. Anita Wehrle Lechmann (Designed by Michael Häne & Remo Caminada)

12. Divorce Lawyer: Hand-Tearable Business Card

Notice that there is a contact information on both sides of the business card.

13. Chest Physician: Balloon Visiting Card

A balloon was used as a medium for a visiting card, for Dr.Pramod Niphadkar, a chest physician. In order to read the details of the card, one would have to blow the balloon – an excercise that would determine his/her lung capacity. (Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather , Mumbai, India)

14. Howl Fire: Bussines Cards on Fire

Really cheap and clever way to make your company name stick in the minds of clients. Probably has a smell too.

15. Lush: Business Card Filled With Seeds

The business cards were letter pressed by hand and stuffed with grass seed. The best thing about them is when you hand one out, the seeds shake and instantly pay off the idea. (Advertising Agency: Struck, USA)

16. Taste Chocolate – Not The Business Card

Looks like they went out of business as their website is not working anymore, but at least they had some nice business cards!

17. Yoga One: Get Stretchy

If you have stretchy fingers you can make this girl do wonders! Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade

18. Stylist Appointment Card

You can probably even use it as a comb too. (Advertising Agency: Amanda Casabella, Memphis, USA)

19. Business Card for Cosmetic Surgeon

Via the use of two rubber inserts, this business card shows the effect Dr.Kiprov’s cosmetic surgery can have. (Advertising Agency: Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria)

20. Mixtape Generation Cassette Business Card

The best part of is that the phone number is hand-written. Gives this nice feeling that somebody had to do something before giving it to you (link)

Creative Business Cards (PART II)

What do you think?

  • ddd

    dentist business card is the best one! so minimalistic, yet so strong message at the same time! it’s one of those rare times when I can’t believe someone could come up with the idea like this!

  • jenny

    They all are so cool and creative!

  • anonymous

    yep, that “Meat Business Card” is really communicating mixed messages, or I just don’t get it. By the way, it may be only a sample of a Meatcard as a product (you can get one for $29). Besides that, these cards are creativity overload!

  • derek

    in response to #7 I would say that sometimes it’s better to keep honesty for yourself!

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  • Roy

    Re: #4, the meat card. It’s a reference to American Psycho. “Murders and executions…”

  • alex

    Cosmetic surgeon’s card is hilarious! :)) would love to have one in my wallet (even though I’m not interested in their services)

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  • http://lemnosisland.blogspot.com aggelos

    very nice indeed

  • http://www.businesscardsprinting.biz Business Cards

    I think the ones that fold up into a box are the coolest!

  • wtwrush

    Uhhh guys, the meat card was a replica of Patrick Bateman’s business card from the movie American Psycho, where he is an investor who is also a serial killer…helloooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/jitendra.mehta.96199 Jitendra Mehta

    really nice idea taste chocolate card

  • Sandeep Nirmal

    Fantastic designs sir,