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Etch A Sketch Business Card

Alas! I finally made my business card!
It took roughly 40 ideas for me to lock in on this one. I have to give a lot of credit to my digital graphics teacher for helping me to develop this design.
I wanted to make my business card something on a physical etch-a-sketch, because I knew it would stick out and send a clear message. I printed a trial run of 12 on cardstock, and cut them myself. At 3.5x4", they're a little more bulky than the traditional 2x3.5" proportions, but I don't mind making that sacrifice.
The font that the type is based off is Futura Medium. It is a font available on Adobe Illustrator.
This etch-a-sketch piece took approximately 2-3 hours to complete. I wanted to be especially careful in rendering this one, because it is something I intend on printing and handing out to others, and I want to give a good first impression of my work. Regretfully, the etch-a-sketch unit itself did not have the best mechanics, and struggled with me by locking up a few times.

EDIT: I am including on the left another image so people can see how the business cards turned out, as well as a better photo of the original business card :)

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DragonPud's avatar
Haha i read your description and still didn't see the business cards until i scrolled down to brows the comments XD NOW i see them. I was all like 'you have 3D cards? wouldn't that make them hard to stow away in pockets, purses, etc? hm.... :dummy: I'm a derp.

Fantastic job and awesome creative idea!
pikajane's avatar
thanks! :) I had a lot of fun developing the concept and though I have to cut these babies myself, they're worth the time and effort. It's always a hoot giving them out!
DragonPud's avatar
Oh I bet! It would be fun getting one this carefully designed :D
Ty1610's avatar
oh man.... i want one of those buisness cards, i collect them, and this would be soo awesome!!!
pikajane's avatar
do you have a business card too? If so perhaps we can arrange for an exchange :)
Ty1610's avatar
no... sadly not... :(
BlackRoses1994's avatar
Haha I thought that was a bunch of etch-a-sketches with the same image on them before I read the explaination
pikajane's avatar
lol that means my business cards came out as well as I wanted them to!
Kay1952's avatar
This is probably the most memorable business card anyone will ever see. It's smart and clean and says everything you need it to say. Great work!
Kay1952's avatar
It's clean, it says everything you need to say. To say it will be memorable is an understatement! Good Work!
pikajane's avatar
Thank you very much! That's the best compliment I've received on my business card :)
Last-Verse's avatar
That's genius! It's sure to get you noticed ;)

O.O i already left a comment on this? In Nov 2011?

Still love it!
pikajane's avatar
haha you probably left a comment on this a long time ago because I recently updated it with a new image.

thank you!
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LeonardoSquidBee's avatar
The etch scketch princess.
Isen't that what the etch sketch says?
Your amazing at it i could never do stuff like this i can hardly make a staight line ._.
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haha oh I see
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