CUSTOM SHOP BUSINESS CARDS
In the CCC-Series on printed material we show you here a fine selection of business cards from US custom shops in the 1950’s and 60’s.
With my background in graphic design I have always really been very interested in the old business cards from the Custom Car builders from the late 1940’s and up. The printing techniques, the typefaces, the lay-out and the special designs. They are always very neat to look at… and even better to collect.
It is really funny that when these business cards where created the shop owner would have never thougth about these items once would be collector items. They were only a means of promoting their business, or simply to give clients or posseble future clients a way to get in touch.
Some of these Business Cards are trully work of arts, they are very well designed with paper choice matching the looks the shop owner would like to display. While others were nothing more that the words in a nice letter font the printer happened to have handy at the time of the order.
In this article we are showing you a selection of some nice cards from some better know shops as well as some shop I had even never heard about… enjoy.