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60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs

August 20th, 2009

Most business cards tend to be forgotten, which is why they are not effective. Business cards can become great interactive elements with the added ability to have custom shapes, different materials and matte finishing along with a great design idea.

In today’s article, we would like to present a collection of 60+ Creative Business Cards ideas that say a lot about a person.


itomi

itomi

lush

by www.gavinmartin.co.uk/

Murillo Design

intersection

Elevator

kinos aarau

BRCKT

vlad soto

CAT BOX

Wanderlust Maps

EDUARD CEHOVIN

cartes de visites

Structural graphics

The Atomic Toy Co.

rubber band

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94 comments for „60+ Unusual Business Card Ideas & Designs
  1. dlv on August 20th, 2009 at 4:35 am

    wow, i often visit business cards sites but most of this designs are new for me !!

    awesome! really ! Congratulation for creators and owners of this cards, and you for this collection here on Noupe !

    adeux

  2. Magdy on August 20th, 2009 at 4:43 am

    wow this is awesome, really interesting, thanks!

  3. Essam on August 20th, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Wow, absolutely new great ideas.
    Though there’s a lot of brilliant ideas, but in my opinion the rubber band is the greatest.

  4. Ahmed on August 20th, 2009 at 5:38 am

    there is some funny collection there

    well i think if dentist want to make card would he make it in a teeth

  5. Tom Krieglstein on August 20th, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Best collection of biz card designs I’ve seen. Thanks!

  6. DavidMoreen on August 20th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Some great business cards. I don’t believe that I would ever use any of the tough. I like sticking to the little piece of paper!

  7. Vexard on August 20th, 2009 at 9:19 am

    beautiful :)

  8. Honour Chick on August 20th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    excellent collection. thanks for sharing this, very creative ;)

  9. Some1 on August 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I can’t find anything new. I have seen all these before.

    • Iggy on November 20th, 2009 at 7:16 am

      Hater!

  10. Fabulous Photo Gifts on August 20th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Hi – What a great collection of business cards.

    Whilst some are impractical, I did like the Google search idea – really clever.

    It’s bizarre I know – just how these things go sometimes but I spotted this on someone’s tweet and had a look. Even more bizarre is the fact that we’ve just launched a new product range of printable metal business cards.

    You can see them here:

    http://www.fabulousphotogifts.co.uk/index.php?ref=metal_business_cards

    How spooky is that?

    Thanks – Jonathan.

  11. Callum Chapman on August 20th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Good post but I’ve seen them all before…
    What’s unusual about the Moo Business Cards? That holder up there (http://noupe.com/img/b-cards37.jpg) is the free business card holder you get with the free (10) business cards you get… and you can’t see an actual business card?!

  12. jimmy.wang on August 20th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    very good,I’m first time to see,Thanks

  13. PV on August 20th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Google and the Diesel Design is really good. Thanks for sharing.

  14. RaDe on August 20th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    An amazing source of inspiration

  15. Chris on August 20th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Great selection of cards you have collected here! I especially like the Google card :)

  16. Ivan Miši? on August 20th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Excelent colection

  17. Michael on August 20th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to have custom LEGO people, or even just LEGO bricks, as business cards. Those are too cool. Wonder who could do printing on LEGO bricks?

  18. Trudy on August 20th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    These are so strange and cool. The Google search one might be my favorite though.

  19. Oliver Web on August 20th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Great collection of business cards. Loads of great designs and the Google one is my favourite. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Nora Reed on August 20th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    It seems that posts about creative business cards never get old. There have been so many in the past, but they are all so good and there are always so many more creative ideas. Thanks for sharing the interesting collection. I look forward to more.

  21. Colette Mason on August 20th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Some cracking examples there :)

    I am in the process of coming up with some new cards for my company – this shows you you don’t have to be too dull and corporate about it – I’m not a “suit” so these really appealled to me.

    Thanks for collating the list.

  22. tabiji on August 20th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I don’t remember his name, but someone put their resume inside a Spam box.

  23. Driveways on August 20th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    lots of interesting and innovative ideas with this collection

  24. Paul Mackenzie Ross on August 20th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Nice collection of cards there, I’ve seen a few before but there are some fresh ones there. The Lego “business cards” made me smile but some of the “label” style cards, although creative, looked a bit scruffy.

  25. Larissa on August 20th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Interesting collection. It’s always fun to see what creative ways people promote themselves. Another great collection of business cards: http://ljdesignstudio.com/254-75-creative-business-cards-that-inspire

  26. Timur Tchekhin on August 20th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    The card of Lush is realy interesting =/

  27. erikdana on August 21st, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Seen some of those before, but deff the best showcase of biz-cards!

  28. Bluegrass Print on August 21st, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Great collection. Thanks!

  29. toymachiner62 on August 21st, 2009 at 1:43 am

    The bottle opener is one helluva great idea.

  30. keN on August 21st, 2009 at 9:20 am

    wOw…quite impressive!!

  31. SecretsPedia on August 21st, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    this is amazing

  32. bee on August 21st, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    So many designs I haven’t seen before… great collection, thanks for all the work!

  33. hendri on August 21st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    what a great business card!

  34. Mark on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Very imaginitive collection of cards. Quite a few really caught my eye. Some are not very practical but they do serve the purpose of catching a persons attention. I can imagine finding a printing/fabrication company that is capable of doing this kind of work would be difficult and expensive but I can see doing some for a tradeshow possibly.

  35. steve on August 22nd, 2009 at 1:29 am

    these are fantastic

  36. Webme1 on August 22nd, 2009 at 2:02 am

    I love this collection of business cards. A huge variety. Very inspiring.

    I particularly like Lego and the bottle opener.

  37. Bart Starr on August 22nd, 2009 at 2:09 am

    What kind of place prints these designs? I’m looking to print up a great design of my own, but have not found a printer company that does this kind of stuff???

  38. MLDina on August 22nd, 2009 at 4:28 am

    There are some really creative concepts here. I love the cards that are equally functional and fun.

  39. Bendesign on August 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Great creative concepts. very inspiring. thank you.

  40. mamdouh on August 22nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    beautiful

  41. Harsha on August 22nd, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Very good Collection.

  42. Jon Moss on August 23rd, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Great selection and some awesome ideas. Many thanks for posting!

  43. PelFusion on August 23rd, 2009 at 3:17 am

    excellent post

  44. Matt magi on August 23rd, 2009 at 5:56 am

    very cool!

  45. superdit on August 23rd, 2009 at 8:58 am

    very inspirational thanks for the list

  46. BiB on August 23rd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Excellent collection. thanks for sharing. Also recommend http://www.cardonizer.com

  47. Mahbub on August 24th, 2009 at 7:16 am

    My Favorite “We Love You[r Money]”. lol

  48. Jamie Allsop on August 24th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    This is a great selection of some really creative and inspirational business card designs. Thanks for sharing this great list.

  49. Jason on August 24th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Not to be rude, but all of these have been posted on 10 different blogs already. Stop the web design blog re-hash madness, please?

  50. Daniel on August 24th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    so interesting! :D
    congratulations for guys ideas and for made this post! =D

  51. hurmus on August 24th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Great selection!
    You may also like this card – Card soccer:
    http://ultimolayout.blogspot.com/2008/12/minicampo.html
    Thank’s.

  52. Sam Logan on August 25th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Some of these cards must cost a fortune to make!

  53. figasia on August 26th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    food for thought. thanks for the list, delicious!

  54. Tim Mustoe on August 26th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    some of these have been doing the rounds for a while, but they’re all interesting. I think some of them are a bit of a folly – massive production expense for something that in reality is impractical, but it all provides food for thought…

  55. xAkux.com on August 27th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Excelente!!!

  56. fleacool on September 2nd, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I like the google screen..
    very genius idea :)

  57. Printclick on September 9th, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I always love looking at these lists when I need some creative inspiration… thank you!

  58. Rafles on September 9th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Wooow..amazing business card idea, i like it!

  59. xAkux.com on October 28th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Muy buena!!!

  60. Sandy on October 29th, 2009 at 4:26 am

    These are truly unique and innovative concepts in business cards designs. Enjoyed watching them.. I’m sure you compile and publish more of such kind.

  61. Abdussalam on October 30th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Great Selection. Here is another collection of “Black” Business Card Designs:
    http://bit.ly/3fk7nN

  62. Fabulously40 on November 10th, 2009 at 9:09 am

    I continue to be amazed at peoples creativity.

  63. Burak on February 14th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Cool post check it out more 101 unusual business cards :
    http://www.burakicel.com/?p=637

  64. Jack Björklund on March 7th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Matnyttig fakta – tack :)

  65. Salman Aslam on March 9th, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Awesome collection =)

    Loved that rubber card and the one’s which were fold-able.

  66. Website design on March 19th, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Liked all of them but if i had to choose one for my self then would go for Diesel Design Sober and all details

  67. Rob on March 30th, 2010 at 5:00 am

    These guys in the UK make some really unusual awesome metal and plastic business cards. http://www.plasmadesign.co.uk/businesscards.htm

  68. FW Website Design on April 5th, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Some really great ideas – some more practical than others!, Thanks for sharing.

  69. Tulip Kiya on April 16th, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Awesome collection! A abundant accompaniment commodity would account some printers/manufacturers area some of these absurd cards were made!

  70. Kommunikationsdesign Nürnberg on April 20th, 2010 at 1:42 am

    I need new Businesscard. The Google Card is great! Thank you for the Collection

  71. Spot of colour on May 31st, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Some of these’s are really cool, wonder how much some of them cost?

  72. personalised wallpaper on June 1st, 2010 at 3:30 am

    We have a wealth of experience in creating high quality prints for the home and retail market and this is to get the wall art.
    thanks

  73. Late Gray on June 5th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    All of them are marvelous and wonderfully creative! My favorite is the Google card. I’ll bet you could do one featuring the Google home page. I might have to try that…

  74. sa on June 14th, 2010 at 5:11 am

    very funny!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Mike on July 4th, 2010 at 11:05 am

    So many great designs

  76. Neodymium Magnets on July 15th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    good,I’m first time to see,Thanks

  77. Cardview on July 19th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Great collection! Thank you!

  78. Brock on September 6th, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Most business cards tend to be forgotten, which is why they are not effective. Business cards can become great interactive elements with the added ability to have custom shapes, different materials and matte finishing along with a great design idea for seo trends

  79. Andrew on September 28th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    WARNING
    First time I visited http://www.brckt.com today my AVG Antivirus identified it as a suspect site.

    Let me congratulate you on a wonderful compilation of innovative cards that inspire our imagination, and are a real credit their creators.

  80. Timu@Miami on December 1st, 2010 at 2:34 am

    Amazing samples.. I am looking for some ideas for Real Estate business card. I will appreciate if u let me know any sample you know.

  81. Raphael Coccia on December 28th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Wow I really like the Lego cards and the Bottle Opener one. Thanks for sharing.

  82. pinkograf on January 17th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    nice collection. Someone is not just a business card, but ok.
    Here another collection: metal business cards, transparent business cards, wood business cards, cardboard business cards:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/pinkograf.da/OriginalBusinessCardsOnVariousMaterials#
    http://picasaweb.google.com/pinkograf.da/MetalBusinessCardsSteelOrAluminium#

    have a look!

  83. john on January 21st, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    good cards

  84. creative web design on February 7th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    A fresh, modern, really stunning design ideas.

  85. vibe web design on February 11th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks for it, Your articles are always useful & Helpful to us. I wait your next article.

  86. online marketing on March 7th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    you really have unusual designs which is great.I love it….

  87. wart removal on March 13th, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Cool! The clip thing is what I liked most. It truly has the image for it and basing on its picture one could be captivated to choose this.

  88. Statii vizitki obiavi on March 15th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Great collection of business card

  89. business cards on May 14th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Amazing set of creative business cards !
    I got many ideas for my card design from your post.
    Thank alot for sharing.

  90. Claudio on July 12th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Great Stuff, of which some I never seen before. Thanks for publishing.

  91. Robert Rogers on June 5th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    It is no surprise that most of the people that have used creativity in designing their business cards are the same people that are creative designers professionally. I wonder how many people actually use the cards that require some “assembly,” though.

  92. Rafael Montilla on June 5th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Great samples, I like the one with Google logo.

    you should put a list of companies where to print them.

  93. Laura Brentley on August 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I especially like the ones that incorporate hair clips. Great idea for stylists!