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Get your customers attracted with your design skills & impress with creative business cards, see some wonderful shapes, materials used in modern business cards
People are always brainstorming to come up with unique cards which will perhaps be emulated by others. Today we are presenting the top 50 creative business cards which will mesmerize your clients totally.
1. Laser cut business card
2. German Torres
3. Face to a name
Putting a face to a name is an innovative idea brought out by Reactor.
4. Black and white pattern with a gold name logo
5. Relaciones Publicas
If many individuals from a firm are handing out business cards, this kind of tab style will allow easy organization for recipients.
7. Vitor Bonates
This card has been created by designer Vitor Bonates, who is also a music lover.
8. Business card by Moises Guillen
9. QR Codes
This is a creation by Thomas Low.
10. Business cards by Sandrine Abraham
Stencil is an eye-catching design by David Gasperini.
12. BDH Millwork
Leftover wood provides the material for a creative business card made by Wax-an advertising studio from Canada.
13. Martina Cavalieri’s creation
14. Custom Die Cut Cupcake
15. Your url
If you want to emphasize your presence on the web for a corporate or personal brand, this business card can clearly make a statement.
16. Powell Peralta
This design has been created by the amazing bunch at JukeboxPrint and is an ideal skateboard business card.
17. Phyllis Gan Business Card
18. Hands business card
If you’re a web freak or a coder, this is the best way to present your skills.
20.Stationery Business Card
21. Bon Vivant
This is a creative business card made by ad agency JWT for Brazilian cheese outlet-Bon Vivant.
22. Lilla Bolecz’s business card
23. PostFaust Business Card
24. Not only a card
This is not only a card as it has real lawn seeds and is created by creative agency STRUCK.
Engraved business card has been created by designer John T Kim from New York.
26. Matthieu Rossat’s business card
27. Simon Wenger
A cute business card which you’d probably like to eat.
This card has been designed by designer Richard C Evans for London-based furniture outlet Bentply.
30. Francesca Sardigna’s creation
31. Fuelhaus Business Card
32. Snack Time
Designed by folks at Canada-based Rethink.
This business card has been designed by creative agency DraftFCB from Cape Town.
34. Federica Sutera’s creation
35. Jake Mates Business Card
A business card that can be used as a tool.
37. Choko La
This is the second collection in the list by Draft FCB.
38. Christian Vogtlin’s card
39. Pierre Desmarias
This card has a wooden design which makes it natural.
41. Elena Mirosedina
This outstanding design has been created by Ukraine-based graphic designer Tanya Kozlova.
42. Marina Marjina’s business card
43. Leafy Die Cut
44. Stretch it out
This card has to be stretched so that you can read it.
45. Business Card by Jill Lockhart
46. Custom Letterpress Design
47. Photo Genius
48. Business card by Leo Mesa
49.Carrie Wong Business Card
This is a transparent style card.
This is meta collection of free font lists from various respected design websites. In total there are 24 lists showcasing 1,075 fonts which are all free to download. These font collections are shortlists of the best free fonts of 2013 and 2014 which which will hopefully save you a load of time if you are on the hunt for quality designer typography.
The fonts vary in style and are ideal for websites, flyers, brochures, logos and graphic designers. There will be a small amount of duplication amongst the typography collections as they are ‘best of’ lists but we have tried to provide a broad selection of unique and quality collections to give our readers the best chance to find one or more free fonts they can use for their personal or commercial projects. Enjoy.
Awwards – 100 Greatest Fonts of 2014
Hongkiat’s 100 Must Have Free Fonts
CreativeBloq’s 100 Best Free Fonts For Designers
Creativeshory’s 75 Best Fonts of 2014
UMagazine’s 60 Free Fonts
DesignModo’s 23 Free Fonts – Behance Collection
Naldz Graphics’s 40 Best Fonts
UMagainze’s 22 Free Fonts for Pro Designers
Graphic Design Junction’s 100 Free Fonts For Designers
Designer Optimus – 20 Free Best Fonts for 2014
WDL – 12 Best Free Fonts of 2013
PSD Review’s 40 Free Fonts for Hipsters
InstantShift’s 25 Best Free Fonts for Print and Web
GDJ’s 35 High Quality Free Fonts
UMagazine’s 60 Free Stylish Free Fonts
CreativeBloq’s 30 Best Handwriting Fonts
GDJ’s 50 Free Fonts Best of 2013
Smahsing Hub’s 30 Beautiful Sans Serif Fonts
29 Awesome Free Fonts for Web Design
Splashnology’s 16 Free Fonts Jan 2014
19 New Free Fonts For Designers
Hongkiat’s Top 10 Fonts Loved By Web Designers
Smashing App’s 44 Free Sci-Fi and Techno Fonts
35 Free Tattoo Fonts
Handwriting fonts have been gaining more popularity over the past few months, so we decided to pick 35 of the best free ones from across the web.
If you need a handwriting font for your project, look no further. When we talk about free handwriting fonts, we’re not just referring to one style of typography; they can come in a number of various executions. They are in the same area as cursive fonts but with even fewer constraints and often based of free-form illustrations.
More recently, this style of typography has been making more appearances than ever before, with print and digital alike favoring it over more traditional offerings. Here, we plucked some awesome free fonts in a handwritten style for you to download and enjoy.
This cool script font was created by graphic designer Måns Grebäck, who specialises in logotypes and typography. Free for personal use only, a commercial licence for Housegrind can be purchased via the Aring Typeface website.
Freelance designer David Ellis created handwritten font Dickie using MyScriptFont, an online tool that allows you to create a vector font from your own handwriting. “It’s a great starting point as there aren’t that many great handwriting style fonts out there and it’s a pretty quick process,” Ellis comments.
03. Mink Type
Mink Type was created by New York-based art director Filiz Sahin. “Mink Type is a cool, handpainted display typeface that was developed using brush tools in Illustrator,” she comments. “Each letter has three variations including upper and lower cases so you can create a custom feel for your designs.”
A condensed sans-serif font, VersionType was created by senior designer Victor Coreas. “It is meant to be playful and very loose,” he comments. The typeface includes a full set of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters, and it’s free for personal and non-profit use.
Created by student and freelancer Claire Joines, Billy is a font made from her own handwriting. “Because it’s my own handwriting it didn’t take me long to make,” says Claire, “So I decided to put it online for other people to use freely!”
It’s free for personal and non-profit use (although attribution or a thank you would be nice); if you want to use it commercially, get in touch with Claire. She’ll normally ask for attribution and a small donation.
06. Happy Fox
This Happy Fox font design was a collaborative effort between illustrator Laura Caldentey and Fran Llull. Wanting a thin font to use in their projects, Caldentey drew an alphabet and a selection of glyphs, and worked closely with Llull to refine into this final design.
This handwriting font is, by far, the most popular of the type designs offered online by the artist known as notfon1234. The last update to the design saw a clean up to the spacing and characters, and the font is now completely free for commercial use.
08. Gunny Rewritten
Based on his older font Gunny Handwriting, type designer Vit Condak recently released this new typeface Gunny Rewritten. Unhappy with his original version, Condak completety remade the design and now offers it as a free download for all to enjoy.
09. Halo Handletter
This elegant hand writing font was developed by graphic designer Mario Arturo. One of over 20 fonts created by Arturo, who specialises in fancy and script designs, Halo Handletter is perfect example of the latter. Free for non-commerical use only.
LeHand is the first font created by indieferdie. The LeHand font reflects a playful handwriting style that will be great for experimenting with on your new design projects. As a web designer and branding designer, we think there’s much more inspirational work ahead for indieferdie.
Created by Vietnamese designer Poem haiku, the Yore script is a fun take on the more traditional script offerings. Pulling in his influences from illustration, Yore will be perfect for content experimentation and might even work well on a branding project or two.
The ‘Whatever it takes’ font harks back to those school boards and chalk typography. It’s free for personal and non-profit use. The designer does however, ask for a $5 donation for any commercial use, which we think is still a bargain!
13. Before Breakfast
Recently, designer Simon Stratford discover iPad app iFontMaker and shortly after challenged to create a font with it in under 10 minutes. The result? This hand drawn typeface Before Breakfast. It may not be one of the most considered entries in our free fonts list, but, as Stratford comments: “It’s a fun, handwritten typeface that probably breaks every rule in typography.”
One of our favourite free handwriting fonts, this design by Ferdie Balderas comes in regular and italic as well as capital and lower-case letters. He’s even made it supportive of a number of different languages including French, Spanish and Polish.
We just had to include this download in our list of free handwriting fonts. Chomp is a playful design created by Camberwell based designer William Bayley Suckling. As a student at The London College of Communication, Suckling regularly experiments with fonts and is happy for you to use it with any personal or commercial work.
16. LSTK Bembo
One of the loveliest free handwriting fonts we’ve seen in a long time, LSTK Bembo is an ode to one of the real daddies of book typefaces, Bembo. This handdrawn version of this classic typeface can be used whenever you want to combine personality, tradition and a pinch of attitude. The important glyphs are included in this postscript font except the lowercase x.
17. Haiku’s Script
Haiku’s Script is Poem Haiku’s first attempt at creating a font. Beginning in 2011, it took three months to finish, from July to September. It’s free for personal use and Poem Haiku would love to hear any thoughts and comments about this free handwriting font.
New York based designer Sune Matras tasked himself to create a font based on one of his father’s handwriting styles – a very personal and specific one – normally used for short messages and headlines. We’re pleased as punch to include this gorgeous design in our list of free handwriting fonts.
19. Sketch Block
This hand-sketched headline font was designed by artist Lukas Bischoff. He comments: “Created solely by me from sketch by hand and then digitized, Sketch Block makes a perfect font to create the hand-made character look, or to supplement illustrations with typography.” Free for personal use only, it’s one of the nicest free handwriting fonts we’ve seen in a long time.
A contemporary and decorative font, GoodDog was created by Fonthead Design. The curly typeface is a popular choice, having been download almost a million times since its release. This free handwriting font comes complete with a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and characters.
21. J.D Handcrafted
J.D Handcrafted is one of 16 fonts created by Emerald City Fontwerks, the stylish design being one of the studio’s most popular. The brush, script-style typeface is free for personal use, with a full set of characters at your disposal.
A quirky, narrow and condensed design by typographer Vernon Adams this free handwriting font is perfectly suited to designs on the funny side, such as comedy strips. Amatic only includes uppercase letters but comes in both regular and bold styles.
Created by Hans Gerhard Meier aka Fontourist, this beautiful script-style font’s name explains exactly the type of design its suited to. This is one of three fonts designed by Meier and his most popular download by far.
24. Mari & David
The charming free handwriting font was designed by Chilean designer and typographer Rodrigo German. The Mari & David font comes in regular, bold and extrabold, which means there’s plenty to play around with. You can also receive numbers and symbols in this style when you download the font.
Daniel is one of many fonts created by designer Daniel Midgley. Free for both personal and commercial use, Daniel includes a full set of upper and lowercase characters, numbers and various special characters.
This gorgeous, calligraphy based handwriting font was created by Nepal-based graphic designer and typographer Ananda Maharjan. Placing the font on a base of watercolours as well as a white canvas ensure that its versatility shines.
27. LSTK Clarendon
Created by Austrian mobile studio Studio Elastik, this is their second free font to be released into the wild. They describe it as their “handlettered badass version of the English slab serif typeface, Clarendon”, which explains the name! It comes in bold and outline.
This free handwriting font – Mawn’s Handwriting – is another created by Måns Grebäck; a graphic designer specialising in font, logotype, and typography design. It is to be downloaded for personal use and as always, donations to the designer are always welcome!
29. Bispo Nova
Bispo is a script typeface made inspiring on italic chancery calligraphy, with a flat nib pen and a module of 10 pen widths. Designed by Brazilian typographer Jackson Alves, he decided to make this typeface to allow everyone to be able to create pieces with a charm of calligraphy and taking advantage of the Opentype features.
We had to pop a chalk-styled free handwriting font in the list and this one which was designed Alphabeta85 is a perfect addition. It comes in both capitalised and non, as well as numbers, punctuation, and symbols. As always, make sure you only use it for personal work!
This cutesy font was designed by Maya aka Linny. This handwriting type is actually Maya’s handwriting and after being asked to develop the font for personal use, she finally did! It comes in upper and lower case, as well as numbers and punctuation.
We love this heavy duty, scribble-friendly font designed by Blambot Comic Fonts and Lettering. Consisting purely of capital letters, this is a free handwriting font that would be perfect for some seriously bold design work. You can also grab some punctuation and numbers in the free package.
33. Soft Sugar
This fun handwriting font can only be downloaded for free in the regular format but we think it’s a great one to play around with. Evoking a sense of the old-school comic book style fonts, we’re sure you’ll be able to create something special with this one!
Inspired by architectural grids, this neat, blocky handwriting font Architect’s Daughter was created by Kimberly Geswein. Author of over 200 fonts, Geswein offers many of her designs, including this one, free for personal use.
One of 82 typefaces developed by Gem Fonts, Worstveld Sling Extra is one of it’s most popular hand writing designs, receiving over 400,000 downloads since its release. Free for personal use, this font family includes a full set of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and various special characters.
Let us know in the comments box if you create any work using these handwriting fonts!
Words: Sammy Maine
When it comes to paper art, it’s the little things that make all the difference; the intricate patterns, the tiny, talented cuts and the specific colours chosen for each inch. Estonian designer Eiko Ojala is an unfathomable talent when it comes to the method, as these recent editorial pieces show.
Adhering to almost any brief, Ojala’s style is as iconic as it is impressive. Using simple colour palettes, stylish silhouettes and gorgeous, intricate patterns, this series would certainly stop you in your tracks when turning the pages of your favourite magazines.
Working with portraits, typography and landscapes, Ojala is a true talent in the paper art industry. With a style as recognisable as his, you’ll no doubt be seeing more of his work in the coming months.
Have you come across any inspiring paper art work? Let us know in the comments box below!
This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent.
Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. It’s turned into a very inspiring form of art, and there are many great pieces out there. Many times they can be mixed with either other graphical elements or some sort of poem or saying. Here we’ve picked the ones that can inspire you and maybe give you some new ideas. Enjoy!
En Masse by ~clockblock
Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy
Typography by ~e-emoo
The Dark Knight by *Prain
love’ by ~drinadesign
One chance by ~Papa-figo
We hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from these great examples that show the diversity that can be found within typography. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe you’ve liked some and disliked others. We would also love to hear your opinions. Which is your favorite?
Thank you for reading!
Every year, the Art Directors Club of Denver recognizes the incredible achievements of a handful of highly talented students in an annual awards show. At their recently wrapped one, the winner for Integrated Campaign was communication design student Buddy Bravo from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. His series of five posters are not only beautifully designed, with that art deco/retro twist, they’re wonderfully inspiring, as well.
If you look at the creative things, even the words of the signatures to the images can be transformed into the images themselves. This was proved by the Korean designer Ji Lee.
Ji Lee is a Communication Designer at Facebook, and former designer and creative director at the Google Creative Lab, who is known for his illustrations and public-art projects. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts. Lee say’s “They fulfill me in different ways, and they complement each other. I believe ideas are nothing, doing is everything”. I love bicycling, animals, jazz, hot sauce and fun puns.
Toronto based designer Ryan McArthur has created this awesome line of prints using quotations from some of the most brilliant minds. He illustrates each of his simple, clean designs by hand then manually traces each line converting it to a vector graphic to scale and manipulate. Next, he adds in the speech bubble graphic of the author’s name along with the quote itself, and voila!
Sometimes an inspirational quote just isn’t quite as inspirational as it should be unless there’s a visual component. Ryan McArthur turned meaningful quotes into really cool posters that catch the eye and illustrate each person’s meaning. ‘MacArthur creates his simple, mostly monochromatic works by hand, illustrating with pen and ink and then digitally rendering the results’.