Over the years I have designed many different business cards for my evolving art venture. I recall the first card I made back in the day... it was a basic template of information, no logo, not reflective of any creativity, made from a basic word program... printed from my home computer on the business card paper, you know, the kind with the perforated lines for easy separation... you had to make sure everything lined up or when you tore them apart your information was off-center or worse... part of the info ended up on the row of cards in the next column... remember those? I tried to snazz them up by hand drawing little designs on each card... the lack of success was more a reflection of my limitations than anything else. I know that many people are totally satisfied going this route.
Today, there are so many options. Over the last few years I have discovered and used Vistaprint, Zazzle and Cafepress. All three sites offer similar products and printing services but I find that each one also has their own advantages depending on what you are after. I have made postcards, business cards, prints, stickers, canvas reproductions and even a cute little makeup bag, all with my art and logo printed on them. I have spent countless hours designing and redesigning... so much fun!
Wellll, enter MOO cards. Jackpot! I just discovered this marketing product paradise and I am hooked! Imagine not having to choose which artwork to feature on your business cards... instead, feature as many pieces as you like... Brilliant! I designed my new business cards yesterday and used eight different images of my paintings. They are like trading cards! I can't wait to get these cards next week... I will update with a photo of all of the new designs as soon as I get them.
In the mean time here are two new pieces that I included in my business card order...