Happy Book Lovers’ Day, lit fiends! If you’re looking for an excuse to blow off your responsibilities, this is it. While you’re getting lost in a good book — preferably in bed — keep the bookish theme of your day going by browsing a few business card designs inspired by, well, books. We like to think that book nerds are more clever than the average human. So, get creative with your schmoozing, and try one of these literary designs for yourself.
Letterpress and retro book cards.
Kristin Partlo, a librarian at Carleton College’s Gould Library, went pulp fiction for her business card.
Library science majors are doing it right.
Greek Design studio Mnm made a bookmark that doubles as a fun business card.
Tiny book business cards.
One can never have too many book pockets.
Mini book business cards: an autobiography. “Barbarella couldn’t fit all her job titles into on card, so we made a 12-page book.”
Letterpress makes it elegant, scoring makes it easy to fold into a playful, little book.
Tiny, unassuming, but purposeful — as an occasional bookmark.
A business card with room to jot down notes — or start your next novel.