Indie cartoonists, publishers and artists are not lacking in the imagination department, so the business cards and postcards that they come up with to market their art are bound to be smart as well as eye catching if they want to stand out to the thousands of visitors walking by their booths.
Here are some of my favorite examples from this year’s Alternative Press Expo at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco:
The most popular business card style at APE was the slim business card.
Another popular business card characteristic was rounded corners. This slight die cut can make a business card stand out in someone’s wallet.
Some business cards skipped the unusual shapes, opting to straightforwardly showcase their art in the standard format.
One of my favorites from the Alternative Press Expo was Yingzi Yang’s card, which includes the back and the front side of the business card for its design.
Along with business cards, many of the artists opted for postcards to show off their artwork.
I think one of the smartest marketing moves is printing bookmarks. It’s a great way to feature your art, and people will actually use them, keeping your name and your work in people’s minds.