Minimalist business cards tend to have a beautiful, modern & stylish flair. The formula to a beautiful minimalist business cards is getting the typography, layout and material right. A simple, clean & readable typeface on a clean, distraction free background is key – and getting it right, and not being afraid to use the white-space, helps the content stand out beautifully.
There are a variety of techniques to keeping business cards simple and clean, while still providing all of the information that they need to get across. The first step is to cut down any unnecessary noise or any contact information that simply isn’t needed – perhaps a fax number isn’t needed to be included, maybe only the mobile number is needed instead of both the mobile & the office line number. Some extremely minimalist business cards even exclude the job title if it isn’t needed – a good example of this is the business card for Milk shown in the collection below, which has the beautiful Milk logo on one side, and just the name and email address of the owner on the other – all the extra details and anything deemed unnecessary has been deliberately removed.
The material & technique used can also be important – a lot of the business cards we’ve chosen to highlight make use of the letterpress technique, which can add a certain air of quality to a card, and can help the design stay clean, minimalist and stylish. The Milk example again uses this technique beautifully, by having the logo letterpressed into the card with the same color as the background. There are many ways to keep a business card looking clean, simple & useful – and minimalist cards don’t have to look alike.
This post aims to inspire with beautiful, simple business cards with a minimalist touch.