21. Ben Chen
Taiwan-based designer Sion Hsu (opens in new tab) created these stunning business cards for the photographer, Ben Chen. Using textured card stock in a variety of colours, Sion's designed are enlivened by a letterpress process and gold foil.
22. Dane Holmquist
These detailed, beautiful letterpress business cards belong to illustrator and graphic designer Dane Holmquist (opens in new tab). The talented artist created the intricate illustration himself, before enlisting the help of printers DSJ (opens in new tab) in Santa Monica, who helped bring his vision to life. Holmquist's mantra is: "If it has the potential to be cool, I will do my very best to make it so." And he's certainly achieved that with this gorgeous design.
Brand consultant Johanna Elisabeth Ecker (opens in new tab) wanted a business card that reflected both the quality of her work and her personality. Working alongside designer Kurt Glanzer (opens in new tab), she developed these beautiful letterpress business cards, which double as a tiny notebook, including a personal handwritten message for the receiver and 15 more empty pages for them to use as they wish.
What you see here is one of the neat letterpress business cards for furniture shop Bentply in Marylebone, London that can be made into mini bent plywood chairs. The ingenious card design was created by art director, writer, and designer Richard C Evans (opens in new tab) and produced by Elegante Press (opens in new tab) in Lithuania. Just follow the instructions and the kiss-cut card can be folded into a miniature replica of the iconic 1934 plywood armchair designed by Gerald Summers.
25. Whitney Shaw
The colours really won us over with Whitney Shaw (opens in new tab)'s letterpress business card. Incorporating a variety of fonts, as well as a playful illustration, this is a design that would surely be cherished by the receiver. The use of larger 'W's' also allow for Whitney's name to stick in the mind, while keeping the design aspects to a minimum.
26. Bryon Darby
Often, less is more when it comes to design. That's certainly the case for this letterpress business card for photographer Bryon Darby (opens in new tab). With its minimal colour scheme and use of the letterpress to create a series of beautiful patterns, it's beautifully simple.
27. For Luca
When Luca (opens in new tab) was three years old he was struck down with Meningococcal Septicaemia, losing both of his legs along with muscle and skin below his hips. When his dad contacted Blush Publishing (opens in new tab) in North Wales for some business cards to help with Luca's fundraising campaign they fired up the presses and produced this delightful design. We love the bright blue typography placed on a simple, white backdrop.
28. Amy Weibel
Amy Weibel (opens in new tab) is an art director and designer with a passion for food, travel, technology and, of course, design. The typography treatment on each side is simple and effective, while the trim is bold and memorable.
29. Mei Yen Chua
A variety of techniques were used on this business card for Mei Yen Chua (opens in new tab). The experimental techniques using overlays of ink works wonders. Each shape also been embossed into the card, combining slab-serif and serif typefaces. This is a confident and eye-catching card.
30. Meg Gleason
Moglea (opens in new tab) is a boutique letterpress stationery design studio created by Meg Gleason. She loves bold pops of colour, hand-lettered typography and intricate floral and geometric patterns. The letterpress studio is within a farmhouse in Western Iowa, and this influences her style, which often involves animals and nature.
31. Ninja star
Now, here's a letterpress business card that'll catch a potential client's eye for all the right reasons. This design will certainly get your 'point' across (sorry!) Although it might not be the ideal shape and size to slip into your wallet, the letterpress design and carefully placed typography make it a must in this list.
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