Turning a business card into a genuine point of human communication, Ade Chong’s rubber-stamped design is simple in execution and adorable in concept. The blank lines for “field notes” tingle my fingertips, making me want to write secret messages to everyone I meet. These cards imply cheerful introductions and lingering conversations. Bravo to Ms. Chong, a self-proclaimed social media addict, for refreshing physical social media.
I wanted something that I could give to people when I travel—other designers, friends and general acquaintances. Inspired by another project that I was working on, the ‘field notes’ section is a blank space where I can write about my memorable experience with the person I met. I also left an extra line on the front of the card for an alternate contact method (foreign mobile number/Facebook url etc), depending on the circumstances of our encounter. The result is a multi-purpose set of namecards for wannabe nomad designer.
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blogs we publish
Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.
Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.
Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.
events we organize
Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.
Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.
Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.