The evolution of business cards

Acquaintance CardDesign Float Blog has a wonderful brief history of the business card - from it’s origins in 15th century China to the present day.

Enjoy a short trip through the evolution from visiting cards to trade cards to the modern day business card.

On the 21st century card:

Today’s business cards come in an array of shapes, sizes and materials. Designs are no longer limited to paper-based products and almost any surface can be printed on to create a unique card. And thankfully, handing out your business card is no longer the etiquette minefield as it was a few centuries ago. There are still a few essential rules that should be followed to ensure its success. Keep your card easy to read, service-appropriate and include all your relevant contact details if you’re interested in building business acquaintances that get you further than the front door.

 

Source: designfloat.com

 

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