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Your Business Card is Crap!

Posted by Scott

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Hilarious, this guy is like the Tony Robbins of business cards or something. “It took me TWENTY—FIVE—YEARS to design this.” Link

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Jesse says:

April 24, 2009 at 11:59 am

foil stamped, embossed, die cut and a pop up. words aren’t enough.

what about throwing a drop shadow in there somewhere? or is that to out-of -this-world?

I don’t do anything guaranteed. . .except shit a couple times a day and design 2nd rate business cards it would seem.

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Ramune says:

April 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Hilarious indeed! I wish I had twenty-five years to design my business cards. He spent all that money on his wild and crazy business cards and didn’t have any left for his website I guess.

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Robin Johansen says:

April 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm

Hilarious! And absolutely inspiring aswell, guess he is an amazing salesperson, so commited to his cause – allthough he didn’t really sell that idea to me though:)

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NAVIS says:

April 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I love this video. If only his haircut would be as awesome as his business cards. I bet he’d cut his own hair too.

Although his website is equally funny that Kari posted! The video is creepy as hell though.

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North says:

April 24, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Haha, I’m glad you posted this Scott, my branding identity teacher showed our class this gem a month ago.

“…it doesn’t fit in a rolodex, because it doesn’t belong in a rolodex.”

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Frost says:

April 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Business card: 25 years
Website: his 12 year old nephew and photoshop 7.

“If it doesn’t belong in a rolodex, it will probably be thrown out”

lol.

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Bas says:

April 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

“Hilarious indeed! I wish I had twenty-five years to design my business cards. He spent all that money on his wild and crazy business cards and didn’t have any left for his website I guess.”

Hahaha.

The World Wide Web is only 16 years old, so he needs at least 9 more years to make his website impressive.

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Daniel Carvalho says:

April 24, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Ah, I see this video made it to the website heh.

I really loved this video when I first saw it circulating around the Twittersphere, so much so, I downloaded it. Absolute classic, so entertaining.

Like others, I also ended up researching on Joel. How could you not after seeing a video like that?

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Zach says:

April 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm

Wow…just wow…
I’m not even sure that…thing…qualifies as a business card any more, much less a well-designed business card. If anything, it’s more of a marketing piece. In any case, I’d still like to have one as a reminder of what I do not want to be as a designer. Thanks for sharing this Scott.

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Alex N says:

April 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm

“Life is not about being liked, its about being effective…”

He’s got “not being liked” down.

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Paulo says:

April 28, 2009 at 1:50 am

Hahaha he started design it when he was on his 20′s and finish only now for this interview, it toke a little time but he is unstoppable now. He reminds me of the American psyco…

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Paulius Slivinskas says:

April 28, 2009 at 3:40 am

Well it’s quite interesting “card” (looks like whole brochure), but i think that making a standart format business card is some kinda challenge for a designer. This guy has created a brochure with all that plane transformation things and other bling blings, loads of text. How difficult will be to use this card for a person? This squared card can’t fit into standart card holder, so i bet people won’t put this card somewhere in a pocket or else to have it all the time. 20 years of design leading to failure.

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Danny Kim says:

May 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Look at that subtle off-white coloring…the tasteful thickness of it. Oh my god, it even has a watermark. I love when the music comes up when he reveals his card. Sounds like the Go-Go’s or something, haha.