I collected a lot of business cards during my interviews. Since I rank everything else in my life, why not these? Brace yourself, this whole post is basically a waste of your time. We begin with my least favorite:
Nothing terrible about this card, I just didn’t care for it. Other cards pulled off the “plain” look better.
The orange doesn’t really do it for me.
Bonus points for having Japanese writing (I would have given him more if it was completely random, but he actually runs the Tokyo office). Not so much for the Exorcist-vomit green.
The attorney’s name is too small, and awkwardly placed, but I like the red.
Too much explanation underneath both the attorney and firm names, but not terrible.
I like this format, but I’m not crazy about the whiteness of the card. A format this plain needs a little more “bone.”
I like the font a lot. A little too cluttered, otherwise this might be higher.
Pretty solid, nice color. A good size for the attorney’s name.
Skadden should have kept the old card. It looks pretty awesome.
I love most things about this card. It’s also one of the highest quality cards in the bunch.
Sorry for the terrible scan. The “GD&C” is embossed, which is pretty awesome. I’m also a huge fan of the Gibson blue. Good news, because this could easily be my future business card.
Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think? ... Raised lettering, pale nimbus... white. Impressive. Very nice. Hmm. Let's see Paul Allen's card. Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.
Also, my friend Brandon has lived for 24 years, today. I’d like to note that only two of those have been in the same city as me, something that should be changed immediately.