What is the number one rule when creating new business cards? Make sure that they can be used as a talking point in themselves, that way they’re likely not to meet the dull fate of being cast into a shoebox with all of the other ones out there that didn't make the cut onto the desk...
It’s clear, thanks to moo.com they’re printed on good paper stock so I can relax and have a good laugh with people about my favourite genre of subjects - you guessed it - words. I always let people choose which one they want which is a bit more fun. Make sure that your design pertains in some way to what you do, that way you can bring your work in an interesting way into the conversation.
I had the pleasure of meeting a proper cockney chap on a cruise recently and even he couldn’t guess the meaning of some of them, but he had a good laugh trying.
Yes we all know now that if you Google someone you’re likely to find a reference via social media to them. I believe that a card still has its place though; it’s a tangible opportunity to market your skill set and personality. Why on earth would you want to miss an opportunity like that?