Metal business cards with an articulated hand

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9 Responses to “Metal business cards with an articulated hand”

  1. eustace says:

    Gorgeous! WANT!
    I used to have a few metal business cards – these were cards that metal fabricators used to make to demonstrate the fine control they had over electrochemical etching processes. Now that laser and EDM have largely replaced those (quite toxic) processes, you see fewer of those cards. This card, though, is in a class of it’s own.

  2. dacker says:

    I’m very curious as to how they were made. I can only assume it was a combination of ECM and possibly laser etching (for the knuckles.)

    It all could be punched and stamped, but the tooling would be pretty pricey.

    Irregardless, each card would be somewhere north of $1 each.

  3. robulus says:

    See, thats some nice design right there. Form and function, clear marketing message cleverly communicated. Great work.

  4. blackhound says:

    I just posted a quick breakdown, answering some of the questions here, as well as others.

    http://www.blackhoundblue.com/2009/01/metal-business-cards-or-how-to-do-them/

  5. FPF422 says:

    Want too !

  6. eustace says:

    Thanks for the added link! Have you seen Steve Wozniak’s card? (I like yours better :)

  7. Trent Hawkins says:

    won’t the clients just cut themselves on these?

  8. blackhound says:

    #8: Thanks. Y’know, I had seen his card, but not that photo. The photo I’d seen looked CGI, so I thought it was a concept. But what you linked to looks the real deal (fingers pressed against the scanner glass, and everything).

    The grille is there to… keep his wallet cool?

  9. Felton says:

    Ha! When I saw “metal” business cards, I thought of “heavy metal” business cards. Now I want to see if the hand can make the sign of the devil.

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