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This is my business card. It has all I think a good business card should have: basic contact info and some creativity, all of that in a white, one sided card with black text. The creativity is up to the reference for my name's correct pronunciation, inspired by language dictionaries, since I don't know many people who can correctly say this funky german names...
I didn't think my visual ID needed a symbol, as I already have a impossible to pronounce remarkable name and surname. I also didn't fill my card with fancy graphics, as I preferred to show my creativity in a more discrete way. Anyone interested in more of my work can visit my online portfolio (behance.net/gerhardschlee, from where I took most of this text). By the way, the typeface I used is the beautiful Fengardo.
One thing I've sought in this work was to avoid cliches and seek differentiation through simplicity. One of my references was the business card of the legendary Paul Rand, which probably all of you already know. Just like uncle Paul, I tried to break the monotony of my design by aligning the informations asymmetrically, but still in a harmonic way.
I believe I managed with this work to make something creative and attractive without too much visual pollution. Many people try a minimalist style and end up being simpleton, instead of being simple. I think a good minimalist design is, on contrary of what it may look for some (clients, mainly), hard to achieve.
What do you think, people?