Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Web Wandering Wednesday - Wandering The World and The Web




I am a Business Card Nerd, but you knew that didn't you? I'm certain that had I been born in Victorian times I would have had a beautiful calling card and collected those little treasures in albums created especially for them.


Today, I create my own Business Cards and admire those of others.


When you're a collector you are always pleased to meet, in this case, another Business Card Nerd. I bought a photograph from this Fine Photograph seller and was thrilled with his unique business card included in my purchase.


Fine Photographs
Paul Frecker
4c Plympton Street
Lisson Grove
London nw8 8ab


So, as you travel the world and the web, look for inspiration in designing your business cards. And make sure to read the November issue of Shades Of The Departed, The Magazine, for a feature article on calling cards. This is going to be a keeper.

My Favorite Spots for Inspiration:

Moo.com - You know I love them, check them out for inspiration.


CardNerd - Yes, we have our own website.

Smashing Magazine - Here are the inspiration and tutorials of Smashing Magazine.

eBay - Search eBay for Victorian calling cards and business cards. You don't have to buy to be inspired.

Victoria Magazine - In the real world Victoria Magazine devotes a page to beautiful modern day Calling Cards. There's a tremendous amount of inspiration here, and I have every issue.

6 Comments:

Blogger Gini said...

Not only do we share the obsession of "Victoria" magazine (as we discussed at the Jamboree), we share the love of Calling/Business cards too.

I have this lovely book for many years: Business and Calling Card Design -- Calling Cards created by Victoria (ISBN 0-688-11400-8). You would love it fM!

Victoria really puts out lovely magazines and books. I am pulling all of my Victoria Magazines out and enjoying them all over again as I have many times before!

July 8, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Working on my cards for the Midwest Expo now, stumped on my monogram right now. Also can't decide between the moo mini and a regular size. Ahhh decisions, decisions!

What does the house on your card represent?

July 8, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Gini: I could read mine a thousand times and still go back for more.

I know you're going to believe this, but I have the book, have had it for years.

I know we're related.

-fM

July 8, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Jenna:

The building is a representation of the actual photographic studio that took Maven's photograph over one hundred years ago.

Thanks for asking.

When you have you're card finished, make sure we all get to see it.

-fM

July 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blogs. Can't live without them. The magazine is the BEST
I made moo cards and they are the rave with everyone I show them to.
Thanks for great blogs and Shades Magazine. You keep my creative juices flowing.

July 9, 2010 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Card Nerd said...

Thanks for including us.

July 15, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

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