Lately we have seen a huge increase in creativity when it comes to business cards. They range from metal wonders of the world to simple yet perfectly suitable paper cards. There are even business cards that cost $1,500 per card that people are dealing out left and right. Well, maybe not your average Joe, but celebrities and rich people. You have to wonder though, if you are able to “print” business cards with diamonds encrusted on them and just hand them out, maybe it would be better to give the money to charity instead. I mean, then it would do much more good than just sitting in someone’s pocket. But then again, what do I know, right?
There are of course other more cost effective solutions when it comes to business cards. There are even some that go beyond the scope of what a business card really is all about. Usually they are just pieces of paper with contact information on them. But that’s where Katharina Hölzl has switched it up a little. She doesn’t care much for the ordinary way of passing out contact information. She’d rather do it with a song, and I don’t mean singing here.
She has actually designed a business card that will make your Musicbox play heartwarming music. It comes in the form of a punch card strip with your contact information on it. The punch card strip itself can be fed into the musicbox, and you will be able to enjoy what your new connection wants you to hear. I think this has to be one of the first musical business cards out there. The thing is though, in order to listen to it, you probably need the musicbox as well. Well, I guess this is more creative than a diamond encrusted business card at least. They both will generate a pretty unique reaction when you pass them out. Business card creativity is going places, and I think what we are seeing today is only the start. I keep wondering when the first business card hologram is going to hit the streets. We’re still waiting…