Why is that everyone else has cooler business cards than you? Short of crafting one yourself that transforms into a fully-functional spaceship, it’s unlikely you’ll ever blow the pants of people with a hard piece of paper with your contact details on it. Unless you’re Auckland-based designer Anthony Cole, who went to the trouble of making his business card double as a decorative Swiss Army knife.
I say “decorative”, because despite being made of solid-looking cardboard, I doubt you’ll be MacGyvering your way out of sticky situations with this particular novelty. Cole makes up for it by printing his pertinent info on each “tool”, along with a couple of job-related buzzwords in case you forget what his skill set is.
I am now seriously thinking about what my next set of business cards will look like… and do.
Photos: Anthony Cole