Designs We're Digging: Business Cards

There's just something about a well designed business card -- the feel of the paper, the beautiful letterpress, the strategic use of typography. It's amazing how something so small can leave such a lasting first impression. A business card can provide a sneak peak into a company's story, play the role of a mini portfolio for a designer, and give a concise preview of a brand's aesthetic.

Below is just a small sampling of some of our favorite well-executed business cards. What does YOUR business card say about you? 

Instagram Inspo: Hand Lettering

These incredibly dextrous, talented, fascinating...(we could go on and on) Instagrammers take the art of hand lettering to a completely different level. Take a peek at their amazing work and you'll see why we're completely in awe:

New Zealand-based hand letterer and designer Anthony Hos boasts incredible precision.

New Zealand-based hand letterer and designer Anthony Hos boasts incredible precision.

Russian designer Misha Panfilov always dreams up the most inventive font styles.

Russian designer Misha Panfilov always dreams up the most inventive font styles.

Jonathan Faust's feed is a constant source of fun, inspiring hand lettering displayed in fresh ways.

Jonathan Faust's feed is a constant source of fun, inspiring hand lettering displayed in fresh ways.

Designs We're Digging: Cool Signage

One of the things we always notice when we're out and about is creative, well-designed signage. Whether it's at a neighborhood coffee shop or a retro sign in Downtown Vegas, there's just something about the mingling of great typography, a cool design and an impressive execution that demands attention.

Below are just a few utterly inspiring examples of great signage we can't help but love:

1. Barista Parlor, Nashville. (image via foxtail + moss)
2. Pocket Change SOMA office. (image via office snapshots)
3. Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany (image via evan chakroff)
4. Verb Hotel, Boston (image via hotels.com)
5. Alcatraz Sign (image via eat, sleep cuddle)
6. Social All Day Bar, Greece (image via work in progress)
7. Ace Hotel, Palm Springs (image via baby gizmo)
8. Pot & Pantry, San Francisco (image via creature comforts blog)
9. District Donuts, New Orleans (image via caramelized blog)
10. Oakland Museum of California (image via design inspiration)
11. Modern Times Beer, San Diego (image via @modertimesbeer, Instagram)