Do you know that branding is quite an important part of any organization – and nothing sets the point across as ‘Business Cards’?
Yes, business cards are quite an integral part of any organization, as they are the first link of communication of your business to the outside world – and for this reason, you must make sure that your business cards stand out and make quite an impact – but in a good way, of course.
So, the question is – how should you make a great first impression?
Know this that when it comes to business cards, the very thing that you should note is the font – what font you select matters a lot; and add to that – the design, layout, and color – all of these factors make a great business card.
If you want people to connect with your brand, it’s always advisable to go with a trending font – and which can easily be created from scratch by a font designer. Now, getting a font created from scratch is sure going to be expensive – but if you are on a budget, you can always select an available font in the online stores. There are various online stores from where you can readily choose any font that speaks to your brand – Creative Market, DesignCuts, FontBundles, to name a few.
Speaking of readily available fonts, let’s take a look at a few of those fonts that can make your business card stand out to the masses.
Published by the ‘Red Rooster Collection’, the font ‘Glasgow’ is designed by Steve Jackaman.
Sharing a common visual look with that of the ‘Times Roman’ fonts, the ‘Glasgow’ font looks like a classic font, but can still give a modern look to any design. Having quite a touchy and legible writing style, this font when added to your business card can make it a statement-style. And perhaps the best part about this font is that you get to choose from 10 different styles.
If you are a fan of Sans Serif fonts (who isn’t?), then, you are surely going to love the ‘Code Pro’ font.
This font is inspired by the original Sans Serif fonts – think Futura and Avant Garde – but it has a modern look, furthermore made trendy by its classic touch. Adding this font to your business card will surely make it stand out. Classy and fashionable at the same time, the font consists of large and round black letters, thus providing good readability.
Want to create a long-term impression with your business cards? Opt for this font. This font too contains a whopping set of 10 styles for you to choose from.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably have heard of Helvetica – well, who hasn’t?
A Sans-Serif typeface, it is a classic font in the world of designing. Today, however, many variants of the Helvetica have cropped up, though, you will notice that all of these fonts have the same touch – they all have tight spacing between the letters.
This font works quite well when printing out longer names or designations on business cards. Want your business cards to look simple and minimal – go for this classic font. And if want inspiration, just take a look at how some renowned brands are rocking the Helvetica look – Panasonic, Motorola, Nestle, Toyota, to name a few.
Released by Adobe in 1992, this font has the ability to enhance the look of any business card – and that is mainly due to the rounded tails of the letters ‘y’ and ‘j’ that makes the business card look quite creative and stylish.
If you like the style of extensive kerning pairs, then, this font is a must – and did we mention that this font, unlike many others, is quite easy to read due to its clean and clear-cut shapes and structured letter fit.
Gibson is often dubbed as one of the most popular choices for designers, mainly because of its easy readability.
Belonging to the Sans-Serif typeface, the font ‘Gibson’ is created by the renowned font designer Rod McDonald as a tribute to the productive life of John Gibson and his love for typography. If you want your business card to gain attention, then, this is the font to look out for.
Having the delicacy of an extended descender, the font ‘RiesLing’ is based on the famous wine, which goes by the name of ‘Riesling’. Dubbed as a retro font, this letters of this font have quite a tight spacing between them, all the while maintaining a clean and playful touch.
One of the most notable parts about this font is that it can go from thick to thin and vice versa, thus making the business cards look quite trendy yet formal at the same time, if added to them.
If you love all things simple, and are looking for the same in your business cards, try adding the font ‘Ciutadella’ to your business cards. Dubbed as simple yet effective, the letters of this font has a minimal but a creative look to them.
Designed by the font designer Eduardo Manso, this font consists of 10 styles for you to choose from.
Created in 2007, the font ‘Nevis’ is a great choice if you want your business cards to achieve a bold look. With this font, you can go for all caps if you want to focus on the important words on your business cards – trust us, that will give your business card a solid look.
This letters of this font have stout angles, which is further complemented by its edgy typeface.
The font ‘Jura’ was created by Daniel Johnson in 2011. Classic yet modern, this font can make your business card stand out with its attention-grabbing style.
That being said, if you ever find yourself at crossroads on whether you should either go for Sans-Serif or Serif fonts for your business cards, then, ‘Jura’ will be your go-to solution.
Just like its name, the font ‘Garden Gnome’ is best suited for products related to small kids.
Designed with a bouncy, playful and a quirky style, this font when added to your business cards will work well, if you are into comic writing, children story books or toys.
So, you see, there is quite literally a whole world of fonts out there – and you are practically spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing one for your business cards. However, you should do well to remember that no matter what font you decide to choose, it must depend on your business and your target audience – and combined with the design and layout of the business card.