While some may think that business cards will become obsolete in a “paperless” world, the fact remains that every brand identity cannot do without them. It is an integral part of every presentation toolkit. And let’s be honest. Despite all of those brand-new nifty things, we still adore some traditional paper-based instruments. Smart, crafty business cards are one of them. There is something special in them. Something that forces us to save them, put them in our wallet or card holder.
Business cards are one of those instruments that skillfully ignore the limitations imposed by their relatively small size. Despite occupying only 7 square inches, they can contain not only vital contact information, but also lavish and intricate design. From primitive minimalistic ideas to bright skeuomorphic ones, you can stumble upon just about anything.
However, what has caught our attention is abstract art. As a rule, design is centered around the company, featuring things that are specific to the business. And abstract art is, well, abstract. There are no clear messages inside. You need to dive deep to find them. It always gives you food for thought.
Today, we offer you a dozen beautiful business cards that feature abstract art.
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As you may have noticed, the design of “Bar a Pho” has a subtle eastern charm. The reason for that is simple – it was crafted for a Vietnamese restaurant. What’s more, the abstract illustrations are not just random here. They are used to portray the main dish of the establishment – the soup Pho. As a result, the business card looks fantastic as well as conveys the proper message.
These business cards by Manon Louart are marked by beautiful color combinations and bizarre, yet appealing geometric entourage. The natural motifs can be seen in all the details, starting from the background and ending with the foreground elements. It looks fresh, crisp and elegant.
Much like in the previous example, this business card by Nicole Castaneda gets its beauty from a bunch of ultra-thin lines that form curves and sleek shapes. The line art is gorgeous here; it effortlessly conveys the feminine aura of the owner.
Aline Kaori has done a great job of combining two of the most traditional tools: letterpress and calligraphy. The result is magnificent. The business card looks exquisite, sophisticated, and appealing. The watercolor paints were used to create a vibrant, artistic entourage on the back that is one of a kind for each item.
This business card oozes a powerful charm of art deco. A beautiful embossed effect in tandem with gorgeous, almost royal green, color increasingly enhances the overall impact. It looks good even in white. Though, in this color option, it feels more ordinary.
The front side of the business card created by Daniela Gonçalves strikes you as a piece that includes nothing but a scribble. However, you can actually make out facial features in here. The illustration is bizarre, yet in good way. It adds a touch of individuality to the project.
This is another business card design in our collection that breaks away from the digital tools and opts in favor of old-timey instruments such as markers. They help to instill a sense of warmth into the project and add an authentic appeal. Each card has its own drawing.
It is here where minimalism meets line art. The result is intriguing. The card has a relatively neutral design. Still, all of those typography-inspired artworks that mark the front side give their own zest. It is vivid proof that sometimes less is more.
Let’s move from a minimalistic, monochrome line style to some splashes of color and vibrant, glossy surfaces. The business card of Belen Ferreno stands in a stark contrast to the previous example. It is bright, intense and showy. You can feel the power of digital art that radiates of creativity.
This is another bright solution in our collection. Although it does not have a chaotic explosion of tones and hues, the coloring here is gorgeous. Guided by the company’s name, the designers at EVNE Developers managed to convey its essence through digital tools, coming up with this outstanding reef-inspired composition.
While all of the previous examples made sense in some way or another, this one gives us a lot to think about. The designs are grotesque. This is fantastic digital abstract art that exudes modernity and techno charm on all fronts.
This business card was created for a small local festival based in Pistoia, a city famous for production of ornamental plants. So, it comes as no surprise that the design is overfilled with natural motifs. It is bright, energetic and simply outstanding.
A Different View
Abstract art always draws attention. It makes us think and encourages us to find the hidden messages. It bears a particular gamut of emotions, to say nothing of its powerful creative atmosphere.
In the case of business cards, this only plays into its hands. When you see something extravagant like the design of the card by Ronnie Alley Design, refined like Manon Louart’s card or crafty and authentic like the card by Aline Kaori, it always makes you stop. And that is exactly what you need to achieve with your business card.