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Use a Keychain Stamp to Turn Anything into a Business Card

While taking part in a contest to design an unconventional business card, artist Mikey Burton came up with the idea of using a rubber stamp. He writes,

People love getting a cool business card, but might love it more if they see the process of how it was made. For my card, my mind went to the idea of rubber stamps, however, there is not a convenient way to carry around a rubber stamp with an ink pad without making a big mess. I discussed this idea with my good friend Keith Berger, proprietor of Cranky Pressman. He told me about the Inspector Stamp, a small, metal, self-inking stamp that comes on a keychain [...]

The “classic” business card is often a ritual simply to impress the reciever. The idea with my new card is that it does away with the usual pretentiousness. With this stamp, you are able to print your condensed snippet of info onto any substrate—a beer mat, someone else’s business card, a napkin, or even someone’s hand. After all, people are more likely to lose a business card in a drunken stupor, but less likely to lose their hand.

Keeping one of these stamps on your keychain would give you a quick way of leaving your photography website URL with potential clients. You could also pair it with an instant camera for one-of-a-kind business cards! Cranky Pressman is selling them for $23 each.

Computer Arts Projects [Mikey Burton]


 
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  • http://twitter.com/cabbey cabbey

    ironic choice of advertisers for this story.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Hah. That’s Google Adsense magic for ya :-P

  • http://tambnguyen.com/ Tam Nguyen Photography

    You ever heard of AdBlock Plus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.neumann Matthew Neumann

    Ads? Haven’t seen one of those in years. Cool idea, though…I may order one.

  • rohicks

    Interesting idea, however you have to be careful where you stamp your information. Would be a great invitation from the cops to get you for graffiti or vandalism.

  • jorgebarragan

    Nice idea

  • http://twitter.com/albin2189 albin roussel

    that’s really cool.
    My B cards are getting older and older. plus you are more likely to meet people ready to view your website than folks wanting to call you.
    all you need safe with your keys! Genius

  • Samcornwell

    Don’t use AdBlock! PetaPixel will cease to exist.

  • http://twitter.com/JacksonCheese Jackson Cheese

    Exactly. AdBlock users piss me off. You’re getting the content for free. All you need to do is look at a few ads in return. Otherwise a lot of great blogs would go belly-up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremy.madore.3 Jeremy Madore

    Good call, Ryan!

  • http://www.blackjustinebeiber.com/ Black Justin Beiber

    Wow seriously slow news day.

  • http://twitter.com/JacksonCheese Jackson Cheese

    This guy has an Amazon ad on his blog. Classic.

  • http://twitter.com/greystgirl Grey

    I always end up printing up too many business cards or redesigning them halfway through the box. This is definitely more environmentally and budget friendly.

  • rtfe

    not sure if an actual ad, or just….

  • http://www.facebook.com/tomixyz Tomi Tarkin

    Excellent idea! World hungers for concrete and tangible experiences in this increasingly virtual and alienating world of computers.. Good thinking, I’m curious about buying one..

  • Nabo

    Be good if you could have the stamp of your unique QR code to stamp onto random things also, do u think they do them!