Alt Summit 2014: The Business Cards

Alt Summit 2014: The Business Cards

February 3, 2014

Before I get back to my usual blogging routine, I thought I’d share one last tidbit about my trip to Alt Summit 2014. When it came to meeting people, as I mentioned in my last post, it was all about the business cards. It took me a little time to get used to thrusting smoothly handing my card over to someone 3 seconds after introducing myself but by the end, it felt completely normal. Cards by no means changed my perception of people themselves but they definitely helped me remember conversations and put faces to the names when I later sorted through the masses. Here are just a few of my favourite cards from Salt Lake City:

I’m a sucker for letterpress, fonts + hand-drawn scripts and these ones are far too pretty not to mention:

Birch + Bird: Alt Summit 2014 Business Cards1. Bella 2. A Thousand Threads 3. Making it Lovely 4. Edith & Kaye 5. Oh So Beautiful Paper 6. Heather Dempsey/GetMarried 7. Goods by Grinn 8. Not Merely Living 9. Life in Sketch 10. Frock Files 11. House of Lucky 12. Eat Boutique!

Far from boring, these stylish neutrals stood out from the crowd:

Birch + Bird: Alt Summit 2014 Business Cards1. Little Retreats 2. Brewed Together 3. Little French Bakery 4. Bungalow 56 5. House Tweaking 6. Brickyard Buffalo 7. Oleaner + Palm 8. The Paper Mama 9. Bree Johnson 10. A Life Well Lived 11. Birch + Bird (I know, I couldn’t resist!) 12. Crew & Lu 13. A Storied Style 14. Whippy Cake

Just a random selection  of some other great cards that stood out from the rest:

Birch + Bird: Alt Summit 2014 Business Cards1. Melissa Hope 2. Whimsy Box 3. Oh Happy Day 4. Handmade Charlotte 5. Caravan 6. Even if Nobody Reads This 7. Dandee Designs 8. Kollabora 9. Go Mighty 10. Small for Big 11. Not Martha 12. Delilah Snell/Dear Handmade Life 13. Simple Green Smoothies

Inspiring, aren’t they? I’m a big fan of simple cards that say it all at a glance but I love seeing all of the variations and design possibilities that others put out there. Do you carry business cards with you on a regular basis? I do for my shop, Spruce Collective, and think I’ll feel a lot more comfortable handing them out in social settings from now on. Practice makes perfect, right? If you want to hear more about my experience at Alt Summitcheck out my tips here.

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