Hot Off the Press: Museum of Jazz and Art, Cannonball Wine and More

June 5, 2013

At the Oakland Indie Awards party last week, a fellow approached me with a smile and a business card. It turned out to be PsPrint customer David Allen, who is participating in the creation of the Museum of Jazz and Art here in PsPrint’s hometown of Oakland. Had Allen not handed me a card, I might have forgotten the conversation we had owing to the fun-filled night I had at the party, meeting other people, taking in music and, perhaps, consuming adult beverages. But the next day, I found Allen’s card among the other business cards, stickers and postcards I collected from local merchants and promptly looked up the museum’s website. I’ve heard some mocking of business cards the past few years, but I still believe in them. They’re an ice-breaker at trade shows and other networking events. They help people recall connections they’ve met when they return home or to the office. They provide a tangible reminder of that meeting. They don’t get lost in a phone’s contacts. And when they’re as creative as those in this week’s “Hot Off the Press,” they even serve as marketing tools. Among this week’s collection of PsPrint customers’ printing jobs are square business cards and other creative styles – not a dull one in the bunch! Have you seen or designed a unique business card lately? Please share in the Comments!

Back and front of business card for Museum of Jazz and Art


Direct-mail postcard design by Vicki Paulo for Caldecott Properties


Front and back of business card design by Jenna Pempek for Two Roads Studio


Door hanger for The Pentecostals of Alexandria


Back of business card for Anveya


Postcard design by Robert Frazier for Artists Association of Nantucket


Business card for Pietisserie


Booklet cover design by Mary Fahey for Colusa County Resource Conservation District


Brochure for Cannonball Wine Co.


Sticker for Stadium Fare


Rack card design by Angela Moniot for Barton Health


Sticker for Beejus


Invitation for Michele McGlynn LoManto’s “Occupy Lenape” exhibit


Postcard design by Steve Glanzer Design for Cole Valley Antiques


Sticker for Compass to Care


Invitation design by Damon Duree for Rebuilding Together Oakland


Sticker design by Tom Chapman for Growing Up Guide Pup


Postcard design by Ramon Silva for Messengers4Change


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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I dig the Pietisserie business card!

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The PsPrint Blog is a resource for graphic designers, freelancers, small business owners and fans of print marketing. You'll find helpful techniques on printing everything there is to print, including business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, invitations, greeting cards, door hangers, magnets and more. The PsPrint Blog shares creative ways to improve your design and layout skills, and useful tips for marketing your business in any medium. We also like to have a little fun, sharing design inspiration and spotlighting some our favorite customers' printed pieces in our "Hot Off the Press" series.