Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Late Typewriter Day Entry: Business Cards

Yesterday was Typewriter Day 2014, but OSX Mavericks decided my scanner wasn't good enough for the likes of it, so I had to do some strenuous negotiation before they would grudgingly cooperate. And here we are.

Typewriter Business Cards

You could even add doodles or stickers. Makes for a nice little canvas.

And yes, I typed Earnest like the word and not Ernest like the name. So sue me. I don't even like Hemingway.

12 comments:

Spiderwebz said...

Why oversize? If you put the quote on one side and your contact/blog info on the other, it should fit perfectly!

Little Flower Petals said...

Yeah...but then you'd need actual business cards rather than index cards, which might be small enough they'd be tricky to type on. It's a thought, though!

Joe V said...

This is a very good idea. And your use of "Earnest" deserves more thought, it's at the very least a bit Freudian.

michaeliany said...

Cool idea and it fits with the insurgence philosophy since most people nowadays just exchange info by zapping their smart phones together

Rob Bowker said...

That's a great idea! I don't use business stationary, just plain old white A4 but I always staple a "business card" to it which takes the form of a photograph with some explanation on the back. I like the idea of typed cards too though!

Rob Bowker said...

...for small cards, type them in 10s on A2 (two columns of five) and then chop them up. The bottom two might be a challenge to keep straight but at least you'd get eight out of a sheet and have no trouble feeding them. Or, as you say, index cards.

Little Flower Petals said...

Ah, hadn't thought of the sheets of cards--that's a good idea!

Ted said...

If you hit the paper/office supplies sections of thrift stores enough, you'll encounter $1/$2 packages of pre-laser-perfed business card stock in letter size. Feed it as a regular sheet and type within the pre-perfed lines.

Joe V said...

This idea is inspiring, enough that I marked up a 8-1/2 x 11 inch sheet of paper and typed up ten handy business cards. But I did something different, which I'll have to post a blog article about. Hand-typed business card Internet meme!

Little Flower Petals said...

Very cool, Joe! I look forward to your take!

teeritz said...

LFP, I've been using those old-fashioned luggage tag-styled cards for the last couple of years and they tend to work nicely. See the second photo on this post-

http://teeritz.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/friday-30514-job-offers-job-interviews.html

My only problem has been that they can look a little ragged if left in my wallet too long. However, laminating them would probably solve that problem. And a hole punch. Cheers, Miss!

Hernando said...

Huh, I'm new-old to typewriters but have been considering designing and printing most of my business cards by computer, then manually inserting my contact info via typewriter, for that personal touch.