Takin' it to the next level; business cards!

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  1. Dubious Drewski

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    So I guess it's time to start handing out actual business cards instead of scrawling out phone numbers and email addresses all the time. I have no formal design training, but here are some attempts at a business card.

    So which one is the keeper? Are they all junk? What could I do better?

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    Thank you!
     
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    My personal favourite is #1. But is it over the top? It conveys what I do, but it might also unintentionally convey me as a hooligan or something.
     
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    1 is great but wouldnt entice me to use you as my photographer, as I wouldnt want to look like that :)
    2 is a lovely picture, but doesnt match what your selling
    3 is my favourite great for events but wouldnt entice me to use you as a portrait photographer,.

    I think however if you are giving your cards to people you meet after explaing what you do, then 1 or 3 would be best. If your leaving cards in publc places then im not sure about which is best

    Actually numer 3 is my favourite!
     
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    2. is confusing.

    3. is too corporate

    But #1 !!!! That's YOU, Man!
     
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    Alright. I ordered 100 of #1 from overnightprints.com. I was very tempted to do 100 of #3 as well, but I'll take it easy for now - I'm about to launch a website and I will eventually need to put that on the cards instead of what I currently have. ("He gave us a link to his Flickr? Now THAT'S professional!")

    This is all very exciting.
     
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    While I think #1 is just totally YOU...if I didnt KNOW you a little, I would just think you look like a weird hobbit. :)

    Not crazy about the other 2 either...sorry!!! Just not my thing...but thats just my opinion so dont take it too personally. ;)
     
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    Now let's see what kind of reactions I'll get when I hand THESE things out.
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    haha. Thanks for your input guys.
     
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    Thats gonna get some attention for sure.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Umm. just one point.. and something to keep in mind for your next print run... but you're name's not on the business card.
     
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    Oh yeah. Woah, wow. How did I miss that? Haha. Next run, I guess.

    Well, I was handing them out all last night at a show I was shooting. The reactions were good. I think people like them. I think this'll work.

    In case you're curious, my most common reactions were "Hey wow", "Oh cute!", "woah", and just plain old bursts of laughter.

    Though one older fellow took one look at a card and then sternly looked back at me as if I had loudly belched at his daughter's wedding or something. I don't think he'll call. Haha.
     
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    #1 was the best choice. Striking, and a clean, professional design.

    Don't ever go for #3. It is too cluttered and tacky.
     

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