Monday, March 26, 2012
Is the Business Card Dead?
Artfest starts in 2 days yet I had to pack for it 2 weeks ago as I am accompanying my husband on a business trip prior to the event. It dawned on me the other day, that I had not brought any business cards. I thought briefly of going to a kinko's or someplace and get some generic cards made up but I didn't really want to spend the money to have some un-artistic cards made on the fly.
As I was walking around town, I found these stickers on sale...I bought a couple packs as I remembered I had brought some playing cards and thought I could stick them on the cards and make my own business cards but then that looked kinda cheesy.
so instead, I wrote my info on the back of the cards. and then treated the front as an ATC. (Artist Trading Card)
I had also brought a couple pages from an old book. I just cut out interesting parts of sentences...
along with cutting up some of my ephemera that I brought for art fest.
...and made up 30 individualized ATC/business cards....
they are random, kind of like fortune cookies....
I would much rather receive one of these rather than a generic business card.
The next morning I opened the paper and here was one of the articles! It was saying how this next generation has a much more casual approach in general and how they are averse to paper and more digitally oriented and if they do get a business card it usually winds up in the trash or a big shoebox.
Business cards seem to be going the way of books, newspapers, video stores, etc. Kids can now "bump" their phones together to get each others contact information.
I embrace technology, ie my blog...
yet I am of the previous generation...sigh...I still love paper.