I am proud to announce that the business card design work of Oxide Design Co. has been featured (three different times) in The Best of Business Card Design 9. (If that sounds strangely familiar, it’s because I said something very similar when we were recently featured in Letterhead & Logo Design 11.) Published by Rockport, and painstakingly designed by Rule29, the book is “an innovative collection of the most current and best work by top designers worldwide.” It’s an honor to be included, and again, to see some of our less well-known pieces receive some recognition.

The Best of Business Card Design 9The Best of Business Card Design 9
Word Made Flesh business card by Oxide (page 075 of The Best of Business Card Design)Word Made Flesh business card by Oxide (page 075 of The Best of Business Card Design)

Page 75 features Oxide’s business card design for Word Made Flesh, a non-profit organization existing to serve among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor. Their complete identity is designed with a keen eye on the gritty, urban environments in which they function. While their primary logo is the spray-painted version of a bird taking flight, the business cards act as miniature stencils, which can be used to create the logo in any situation.

Film Streams business card by Oxide (page 209 of The Best of Business Card Design)Film Streams business card by Oxide (page 209 of The Best of Business Card Design)

Page 209 showcases the business card we designed for Film Streams, Omaha’s only independent, non-profit cinema devoted to the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. The cards utilize the non-traditional “roller stamp” logo we built for Film Streams, which is a continuously repeating linear identity applied to all their materials.

Oxide Design Co. business card by Oxide (page 165 of The Best of Business Card Design)Oxide Design Co. business card by Oxide (page 165 of The Best of Business Card Design)

Last but not least, Page 165 honors the business cards we designed for ourselves at Oxide Design Co. The cards are lovingly letterpressed by our friends at Spark on Crane Lettra 220# all-cotton cover, and finished with the trademark three-dimensional Oxide badge.

Marketing materials for the book describe it as “the ‘go-to’ sourcebook for business card design inspiration,” and I’d say that’s a fairly accurate statement. There’s a lot of really compelling work shown, and the team at Rule29 did a great job building their “creative specimen” concept throughout the book while still respecting the design of the selections. Order a copy today from your local bookstore!

View the project page for Film Streams, Word Made Flesh.