Business Cards: The Art of Saying Hello

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Harper Collins, Nov 23, 2004 - Design - 272 pages
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Business Cards: The Art of Saying Hello is the ultimate business card book, bringing together the best examples of cards created by designers around the world. Business cards are a major design challenge; creating successful cards is all about the clever use of space; but just a little space. And that’s not all. A design needs to make a splash, stand out from the crowd or announce you as part of a team; and how do you solve the problem of creating a universally understood message while catering to cultural differences and multiple languages? Materials are also important; not all cards are machine printed, and this book features cards on punched metal, stitched fabric, cards with heat-sealed cut-outs, or made from recycled subway tickets, plus clever examples of best-practice using “make-your-own” business-card machines.

Over 300 cards are grouped into sections reflecting different design approaches: Typography, Photography, Materials, Illustration and Found Objects. Proving just how inventive you can be with a limited space, this book is a rich source of ideas and inspiration both for designers and anyone wishing to make a statement with their business card.

 

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Contents

Section 1
46
Section 2
52
Section 3
76
Section 4
90
Section 5
93
Section 6
96
Section 7
100
Section 8
114
Section 18
170
Section 19
192
Section 20
196
Section 21
199
Section 22
201
Section 23
204
Section 24
213
Section 25
220

Section 9
116
Section 10
123
Section 11
128
Section 12
131
Section 13
132
Section 14
142
Section 15
152
Section 16
154
Section 17
163
Section 26
224
Section 27
239
Section 28
247
Section 29
249
Section 30
250
Section 31
264
Section 32
269
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About the author (2004)

Mike Dorrian has been a designer for the last twelve years and currently works at Start Creative Limited, London. He has co-edited and designed numerous books, including "Scrawl," "Scrawl Too," "Stickers: Stick 'Em Up."

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