Givin' 'em the Business

posted Apr 25, 2014, 1:17 PM by Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder   [ updated Apr 25, 2014, 1:24 PM ]
I don't normally like business cards... They're just so many pieces of paper that get shuffled from drawer to drawer, only to be found at some random time and inspire the question, who was that? ... and, why did I keep this? It seemes to me, that if the contact information was not gleaned immediately, it might never be... so why waste paper?

For a while I had business pencils. If my contact information wasn't used, at least the recipient could draw a picture or doodle while talking on the phone... or even use the pencil to write down the information on the pencil.

When I'm at a faire, sometimes someone wants my contact information. Again, there are those business cards... this time with faire oriented info, but still little 2x3 paper scraps. I met a merchant who handed out hand inscribed mini scrolls. at least he was thinking of something different. Unfortunately his writing was difficult to decipher, so it didn't work as well as one might hope.

When someone wants my faire info, I usually dig out a pick. I put my logo and web site on the front. If they play an instrument, maybe they can use it. Still, it's a bit hard to read. If you are in charge of a faire, I have a whole book just to get to know me. Luckily, I get them really cheap by collecting bottle cape (really, I do), because actually paying for one would be cost prohibitive.

So with all that in mind, I decided to design a faire card that was a bit unique, and gave a little bit of me. It works as a stand alone card, but I have embellished it as a broadside chapbook as well... It's still a bit of work to make, but I only pull them out when someone that doesn't already have my contact info asks.

Oh, and this version contains Hamlet.