Posts tagged ‘Print’

November 11, 2011

Print Design Series: 22 Unconventional & Creative Business Cards

by Molly Mahar

There is no sense in representing yourself with a poorly designed business card, especially when designers are coming up with so many creative and unconventional concepts these days. Even if you aren’t a designer, you can still brand yourself with an esthetic card that shows a side of your personality.

Keep in mind that a business card should be readable and professional. Your card should have creative aspects, but designed in a tasteful manner, so you will feel confident handing it out to anyone. Think hard about your personal brand, or company brand identity when deciding what you want your business card to look like… your card should emulate those qualities!

Here are some of my FAVORITE business card designs. Not only are these designs fun to look at, but they all organize the elements well within the frame. They are readable, and portray a certain personality and identity. Visit the links below each card to be redirected to their sources.

http://blog.dingbatpress.com/business-cards/sweet-savory-letterpress-business-cards

http://design-milk.com/10-creative-business-cards/? utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed:+design-milk +(Design+Milk)

http://design-milk.com/10-creative-business-cards/? utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed:+design-milk +(Design+Milk)

http://design-milk.com/10-creative-business-cards/? utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed:+design-milk +(Design+Milk)

http://design-milk.com/10-creative-business-cards/? utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed:+design-milk +(Design+Milk)

http://www.wittylove.com/search?updated-max=2011-05- 23T04%3A46%3A00-09%3A00&max-results=5

http://www.ideate.co.za/2009/09/22/10-unconventional-business-cards/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://blog.psprint.com/printing/unconventional-business-card-designs/

http://logodesignerblog.com/creative-business-cards-design-inspiration/

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/50-awesome-and-creative-business-cards/

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November 10, 2011

Print Design Series: Whimsical Invites

by Molly Mahar

My bookmarks folder is overflowing with beautiful printed invitation designs that are not only stunning to look at, but provide inspiration for other designers to think out-of-the-ordinary, and to experiment with different techniques. Instead of hiding away in my folder, these whimsical designs are finding their way into my blog.

It is amazing to see how far print designs have come over the years, not only with invitations, but with business cards, promotional materials, posters, and more. I truly enjoy exploring for and looking at the work of talented designers, because they compose the elements and typography in such beautiful and interesting ways. Each design piece I have compiled has its own unique style, and their designers experiment with new concepts, illustrations, & typefaces.

Graphic design is a constant learning process for me, as it is for any designer, no matter how much experience you have. Having just started designing about three years ago while studying graphic design in college, I sometimes feel like a needle in a haystack, disappearing into a world of amazing designers. All I can do is continue to design, try new things, and gain inspiration to keep moving forward. Coming across designs like the ones you see here contribute to the realization that this is definitely what I want to spend my life doing. I hope they can inspire you, too. Enjoy!

http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/rolodex/regas-new-york/

http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/rolodex/regas-new-york/

http://www.joelfelix.com/grad-cards

http://feltandwireshop.com/system/product_images/1723/original/_fullshotofall.jpg?1266098523

http://www.joelfelix.com/la-celebracion

http://www.thomas-printers.com/wedding-invitations/mitolo.html

http://www.thomas-printers.com/wedding-invitations/lise.html 

http://www.thomas-printers.com/wedding-invitations/laura.html

http://designspiration.net/image/51947/

http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2011/08/ashley-peters-yellow-and-gray-patterned-letterpress-wedding-invitations/

http://ohsobeautifulpaper.com/2011/09/danielle-pauls-vintage-inspired-marquee-halloween-wedding-invitations/ 

http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/woodland-weddings/