There are many things about my impending funemployment that I look forward to. Naps. Four martini lunches. Naps. But mostly I'm looking forward to having an excuse to buy things with all that money I don't have. Things like fancy stationary. And business cards.
I've had a hard time figuring out what exactly I want to convey with my new cards. My Conde ones were on seriously boss paperstock. You could cut diamonds with these things (and I did). The design was sleek and simple and said "I'm so great that my card doesn't need to advertise it" (which wasn't true, but who am I to argue). Now that I'm flying solo, I'm not sure that's exactly the message I want to send. I'd like to find something slightly more playful with great typography and a modern-vintage feel (i.e. I want my card to look like it was designed by Hatch Show Prints). Here are some of the designs I've come across thus far.
I like the card on the top left here...but it feels a little boring.Kngo card, $15 for the design.
This might work, but it seems a little busy. And the colors would need to be altered.
100 papertalkshop cards, $30.
I'm in love with these, but I think something a bit more serious is in order.
This is getting a bit closer.
The current frontrunner for me is this one.
I'm also toying with the idea of DIY-ing it by buying a custom self-inking stamp like this and stamping my info onto old library cards, maps or cut-up pieces of old album covers. But will I really keep up with that?
What do you guys think? Do you have other suggestions? Put 'em in the comments below!