why is designing your own business card so unfathomably hard? i find myself sweating over inconsequential details and can't settle on a design. what if i get it 1000's printed and find i tire of it... or i change my details...?
luckily i've found a solution: short runs of handmade cards. you can change the design as often as your mood and each one is a mini, ephemeral artwork.
you'd think it would be quite tedious but actually the process is really enjoyable and liberating.
i find it helps to work within limitations otherwise the possibilities can be oh so overwhelming.
i give myself the following criteria:
- choose the materials first
- make use of discarded materials (see, that's why you shouldn't throw anything out, you might need it later)
- must be quick to assemble
- keep it simple
go for it!
for this latest batch of cards i used my favourite materials: unbleached paper and recycled envelopes. i've had a really long love affair with the nonchalant patterns found inside envelopes.