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possible new business card design?

June 30th, 2008 | No Comments | Categories: Random Catchup · Uncategorized |

This might be fun… 🙂

ipod-esque business card

Whaddya think?

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  • jennybee

    I like it.

    I think you could get away with it just being the screen though… the UI design is strong enough for people to understand it visually.

    Another idea would be to produce paper sleeves for iPods designed like this… so it’s practical too.

    Lots of fun to be had…


  • Mike Arthur

    If you buy one, I may have to stab you.

  • steve

    Jenny – great idea: I’ll play around with that. You’re rather good at this design business, aren’t you? 😉

    Mike – buy one what? An iPod? I’s got one. A Business card? I’d probably order a few more than ‘one’ were I to go with the design 😉

  • Mike Arthur

    That particular business card design.

    To clarify, I will stab you if you order one or more.

  • Gareth Saunders

    I like it too — I like the “Now Playing” heading … cos you is!

    I disagree with @jennybee though, personally, I think it needs the rest of the iPod body to give it context. I suspect that not everyone would recognise immediately that it’s an iPod screen without that context.

    The balance to be made, however, is with size. With the full iPod body it could render the text too small.

    What I would do however is remove any extraneous text that doesn’t make sense in the business card context, such as “1 of 14” (one of fourteen what?) and the time in the bottom-right corner. “Chart junk” as Edward Tufte might call it.

    I’d also look at reformatting your mobile number into a more standard format (5-6): i.e. 07966 235072 as that’s more universally recognised as a mobile telephone, even though the ‘with spaces’ version is easier to remember.

    And if you’re planning on taking these abroad consider the format: +44 (0)7966 235072.

    My immediate thoughts …

  • steve

    no you won’t, so stop making nonsense threats you silly little open source anti-apple bass-monkey 😉

  • Mike Arthur

    I’ve got an iPod too, I’m not anti-Apple! (much)

    Seriously though, if you went with this, couldn’t you add some “cover art” of your picture too? That would be cooler if you insist on it…

  • steve

    I tried the cover-art, but it made everything too small, unless the cards were actually the size of an iPod… 🙂

    But I’d still need to decide what goes on the other side…

  • Kevin Cooke

    That would be brilliant, though I agree with what has already been said about using just the screen for the design to maximise the size of the font. But, I’d say keep the gimmick stuff like the time, and track number just so those who aren’t as sharp can really identify the design 🙂

    Really clever!

  • Kevin Cooke

    My brother just had a good thought.

    Apparently (though I don’t know because I don’t have an iPod), there is a star-rating feature… he thinks you should use that instead of the time scale thingy. Yes. Thomas’ $0.02!

  • Kat

    Yay! I like it a lot….I agree with Kevin though, go with the * * * * * option rather than the time!

    Much awesomeness!