Last night I attended a networking event hosted by I Heart Art Portland. I think it went very well. I met a lot of interesting people and made some connections in the art community. For the event I decided that new business cards were needed. I racked my brains for ideas, concepts and styles and nothing seemed to work , until….
I decided to cut up some of my proofs and slightly flawed prints into business cards. This way, not only does the person have my information, but also has a unique piece of my work as a reminder of what I do. I cut them close to double the height of a normal business card and slightly less in length.
For the backs, I bought mailing labels. At first the game plan was to design a template and print 50 labels by computer, however, the template took forever to download and I couldn’t figure out how to use it.
Enter in the typewriter.
I’ve had this typewriter for years and years. I don’t even remember how long, and it still works great, even if I had to tape the lid closed.
I hand typed 50 labels. Sounds tedious, but oddly… I actually really enjoyed it. The smell of the ink and the ticking on the hammers was fantastic. I’m an analogue kind of guy, and sometimes I forget that.
The greatest thing, for me, was that I was listing my email, twitter and blog address by typewriter. So conceptual.
Here’s the link to the I Heart Art Portland website:
Have a great day.
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