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post #31 of 56
I once saw a card design that had about 15 or 20 different short statements about the guy. Shit like "saver of lives" "hero to children" "man amongst men" and they kept getting funnier and funnier. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by Bic Pentameter View Post
Blood type is important in some circles in Japan. ...

I'd urge professionals considering doing business in Japan to refrain from putting their blood type on their cards, or putting too much emphasis on it unless they are dealing primarily with (young) women.

And want to rhesus monkey about.
post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by Bic Pentameter View Post
Blood type is important in some circles in Japan. A currently airing television program has celebrities divided by blood type taking various tests...("AB's are much better at finding their way in the woods. O's don't like spicy food. A's and O's can't cooperate on the scavenger hunt...")

But in 12 years of doing business with Japanese/in Japan, I've never seen anyone put blood type on a business card/resume, or heard of any business deal falling apart due to the blood type of the people involved. The topic does come up in small talk though, particularly with women, who seem to place great stock in it.

I'd urge professionals considering doing business in Japan to refrain from putting their blood type on their cards, or putting too much emphasis on it unless they are dealing primarily with (young) women.

Bic

+1 Never received such a business card, and never heard of the practice either. Although blood type does come up in talk among friends, I think it would be weird to put such info on a business card.
post #34 of 56
If one's company has really shitty business cards, is it okay for said person to make their own?
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by el Guapo WOngO! View Post
The business card scene is a classic (killer..)



What always immediately comes to mind when people talk about business cards. Saw the thread and thought of this scene right away.
post #36 of 56
I wish I could do the calling card thing and have thought about this, but chicks would think I'm a serial killer. Maybe I'll reserve it for when I'm wearing a suit only.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoIvd3zzu4Y
post #37 of 56
If you're actually serious about business cards, you cannot do it through "a website" as inquired about earlier. Find a competent graphic designer with knowledge of typography. They'll hook you up and will get it printed through a real printer. The cost is obviously going to be higher but if you guys are seriously showing disdain towards people who give you cards with their phone numbers and emails already printed on it (as expressed earlier), then you're 3/4 of the way towards the Bateman scene anyway...so a little cost shouldn't be that unreasonable. A thought: if you're a creative and unique person, the "standard nontraditional" thing to do these days (yes, I'm aware of the oxymoron) is to set up the card so that it reads vertically - "portrait" instead of "landscape"...my card's that way. Kind of neat. It's a little bit of creativity.
post #38 of 56
The font is called "Pale Nimbus", the card is "Bone"...
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Connedude Enterprises, Inc.
196 Corporate Dr.
New York, NY 10001

Anybody else read this as Connenude? Don't tell me it was just me.
post #40 of 56
Florida State had a quarterback one year who came on campus, as a freshman passing out cards that read "Chris Rix, Starting Quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles" and had his number and email. A girlfriend of mine was a lucky recipient of one of the cards. She thought it the height of douchebaggery. Apparently the amount of hazing this induced made him change numbers. He did wind up starting (after injuries & whatnot to people in front of him) but was perhaps the most hated quarterback we've ever had.
post #41 of 56
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Originally Posted by PianoMan99 View Post
I am reviving this thread.

Can anyone suggest a good website for business cards and the best business card font?

Thanks.

There are several websites that will do it, but as another poster suggested, you are better off working with a local printer. If you have the time to visit they can probably show you different card stocks and fonts.

Helvetica is one of many default business fonts. Others include Frutiger, avant garde and futura. you can look these fonts and others here:

http://www.fonts.com/
post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post
Florida State had a quarterback one year who came on campus, as a freshman passing out cards that read "Chris Rix, Starting Quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles" and had his number and email. A girlfriend of mine was a lucky recipient of one of the cards. She thought it the height of douchebaggery. Apparently the amount of hazing this induced made him change numbers. He did wind up starting (after injuries & whatnot to people in front of him) but was perhaps the most hated quarterback we've ever had.
I actually met Rix after a Canes/Noles game. He would make Hotchickswithdouchebags.com proud. What a major league cocksucker.
post #43 of 56
Here is a list of fontshop germany's top 100 fonts: http://www.100besteschriften.de/

Although the link is in German the names of the typefaces are exactly the same in English.

Also in the American Psycho business card scene the last 2 business cards shown are simply in Helvetica regular.

Hope that helps.
post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by Rani View Post
Here is a list of fontshop germany's top 100 fonts: http://www.100besteschriften.de/

Although the link is in German the names of the typefaces are exactly the same in English.

Also in the American Psycho business card scene the last 2 business cards shown are simply in Helvetica regular.

Hope that helps.

What, no Comic Sans?! Blasphemy!

Joking, joking...
post #45 of 56
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post
What, no Comic Sans?! Blasphemy!

Joking, joking...

Yeah, they missed Sand as well.
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