Posted by Olivia dela Rosa on October 30, 2014
Flat design is one of the graphic design trends this year that caught our attention, and we featured some samples of this trend in one of our posts. And because of the overwhelming response to it from the creative crowd, it would just be right to see it being translated into another form of media: Business cards.
Although flat design is usually adapted as a user interface feature to website, app and mobile design, its visual appeal stands out to a lot of designers who in return render the design into print. The simplicity of flat design makes it easy for designers to highlight only an element or two of their business card design that they want to be noticed. This allows the design to be either focused more on typography or on the image or graphics.
Another key to flat design is that the elements should be simple and clean. In websites and apps there is a wider use of white space and an apparent change in the appearance of buttons and icons. They are made into flatter objects usually with long shadows, which in effect mutes certain elements into the background. Also with flat design, there is more focus on the colors. An effective flat design uses about six to eight colors (without having the whole thing looking like a complete mess), and the more minimalistic ones works with just two or three hues.
This particular design isn't entirely a new concept, but with the help of big brands like Apple, Microsoft and Google, flat design is having a resurgence. With the way that brands are giving it a fresh treatment and modern twist, it seems like it is here to stay for a while. To inspire you, here are 40 business card designs that have adapted some flat design principles into their theme.
Flavor business card template
Xoclad by Anagrama
3D Tetrahedron business cards by Sumaya Mahadevan
Fases Ferroeléctricos by Angélica López R.
Giovana Breitschaft by KONG REX
Flat design template from GraphicBurger
Retro edgy design mockup from Creative Market
Branding for Andreas Kleiberg
DJ business card by GraphicRiver
Tre Konor Creative by Jeremy Evans
Unlisted Collection by Foreign Policy Design Group
Larsson Furniture by André Falk Design
Flat design business card mockup
Creative Underground by Ken Lo
A Few And Far by Marcus Hollands
Next To Me Studios by Caava Design
Hoola by Two Times Elliot
Chromatic card template by LaVie1Blonde
Nick Reese by Brave People
Flat design mockup from VoxelFlux
To Be Bond by Popcorn
Stevenson Mine Co. by Kristian Hay
Branding/identity mockup by Itembridge
Flat business card by Hassan AK
Atrium business cards by Flëve Design Consultancy
With the right application of flat design principles and an orientation for simple, clean design, you are one step away from creating your a professional looking business card.
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Those trends definitely all need to be aware of in that the prominent one is flat design, with its prominence on white space, clear typography and bold buttons, has the capability to make products shine, with no distractions to get in the customer's way. One remarkable difference is the field of education as said so in http://goo.gl/vVAlW2
Posted on November 25, 2014 by Jacelyn Richards
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