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August 20, 2007 5:21 AM   Subscribe

DIY business card holders from paint chips from industrial designer Aaron Tang at designverb, step by step.
posted by taz (10 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great idea, as long as you are a person who a) carries business cards but b) doesn't mind your holder looking like you made it yourself from free paint chips.
posted by DU at 5:24 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the idea of having card holders with mysterious phrases like, "green shimmer" and "sprit whisper" on them, but I wonder how well thise would actuall stay in one piece.
posted by piratebowling at 5:28 AM on August 20, 2007


I have business cards but I almost never give them to anyone. I can't bring myself to not see them as pretentious.

These business card holders, though; very not pretentious.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:45 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


piratebowling - they're free. It falls apart, you just make another one.
posted by desjardins at 6:19 AM on August 20, 2007


Great idea, as long as you are a person who a) carries business cards but b) doesn't mind your holder looking like you made it yourself from free paint chips.

That's me! Cool post, thanks, taz.
posted by sveskemus at 6:22 AM on August 20, 2007


Right...

"Little wooden boxes, is it? Oh, oh, oh. We want to learn how to make business card 'olders out of little wooden boxes, do we? Getting all high and mighty, eh? Free card stock not good enough for you eh? Well I'll tell you something my lad. When you're walking home tonight and some great homicidal maniac comes after you with a bunch of unboxed business cards, don't come crying to me! Now, the Time Magazine blow-in mailing card. How to make a business card holder out of Time Magazine blow-in cards...

All: We done blow-in cards.

Sgt.: What?

Chapman: We done the blow-in cards.

Palin: We done blow-in cards, Hotel Do-Not-Disturb door hangers, Froot Loops boxes...

Jones: Large and Kel-Bol Paks.

Palin: Recipe cards, Kleenex boxes...

Chapman: Cardboard CD cases, Tylenol boxes

Palin: Five-Alive juice boxes...

Jones: Sam Adams six pack holders...

Chapman: Frutopia 12-can boxes...

Sgt.: What about milk cartons?

All: We did them.

Sgt.: Chocolate AND homo?

All: Yes!

Sgt.: All right, paint sample cards?

(All sigh.)

Sgt.: We haven't done them, have we? Right. Paint sample cards. 'ow to make a business card 'older out of free hardware store paint sample cards.

Chapman (Googling on his notebook / quiet aside): What's a business card?"


With apologies to The Pythons.
posted by Mike D at 6:26 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


...they're free. It falls apart, you just make another one.

Ain't nothing free. Unless the time you spend making something like this is worthless. Then it's free.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 AM on August 20, 2007


Screw the holder, how do I make business cards out of paint chips? "Spirit whisper" indeed.
posted by Nelson at 9:39 AM on August 20, 2007


That's what I was thinking, too - business cards on paint chips. Now that would be nine kinds of awesome, then you could put them in those spiffy holders! Thanks, taz!
posted by Lynsey at 9:31 PM on August 20, 2007


business cards on paint chips ... then you could put them in those spiffy holders!

I think if you make business cards out of paint chips then you should carry them around in a $2000 Louis Vuitton business card case, which you, of course, only flash ever so discreetly as you pass out your card to virtually everyone in the room.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:35 PM on August 20, 2007


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