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Posts Tagged ‘Patrick Bateman’

Are These the Coolest Business Cards in the Industry?

 

Before we discuss the merits of business cards, let’s recall a conversation from the classic 2000 film, American Psycho: “Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark.”

As savvy connoisseur/serial killer Patrick Bateman knows, business cards can define a man. We can only imagine how he would have reacted when he heard about Hashable (now in beta testing), a social media platform for professionals which actually allows users to virtually share their business cards over their smartphones.

But, before this catches on (or doesn’t), we’re going to take a brief look at some of today’s best (and most creative) business cards from the advertising and marketing industry. Inspired by experiential agency MKTG’s super-minimalist design that recalls its website, we have this PDF that shows odd and creative business cards from around the industry. Do you prefer Y&R’s “business in front, party in back” approach (above), David&Goliath’s “me against the world” editions or Live Nation’s pseudo-ticket stubs (after the jump)? What other designs have you seen in the industry that really stand out? Feel free to post some of your favorite examples in the comments section. For further inspiration, check out 50 more here.

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Anecdote of the Day: Self-Mutilating Ad Exec Edition

Our lovely tipsters directed us to another brilliant Reddit thread in which (we’re assuming is) a demure young lady by the name of “sugar titties” tells a tale of a friend whose relationship turned out to be less than desirable thanks to the fetish of a “gorgeous” ad exec named “Kent,” who seems to be taking his cues from the Patrick Bateman playbook. You can’t make this up people (ok, maybe you can). Read on below:

 

“A friend of mine started dating a guy named Kent. This was just a couple months ago. Now Kent was GORGEOUS. He was also really nice and funny. He had a good job as an advertising exec and seemed pretty well off. So they dated for a little over a month and things seemed really great. I guess Kent got really comfortable because when they went to bed for sexytime my friend said that he was particularly rough this time. He was doing her doggystyle and whispers in her ear “I want you to have a part of me with you at all times, forever. Would you like that?“. Going along with is she said yes. He proceeds to get up and walk out of the bedroom. He comes back WITH A FUCKING KNIFE. Scared she asked him what he was doing and he quickly sat on his knees in bed and proceed to make a small cut ON HIS DICK then said “now suck me into you”.

She didn’t even get fully dressed before running out of the front door. Bye Kent.”