To business card or not to business card

I just stumbled across this awesome blog via @printpinball on Twitter (seems I’ve been spending a good amount of time on Twitter lately 🙂 )

The blog talks about whether there’s a need for business cards any longer in our most-digital age. The writer asks the question and then basically concludes that while they may not be necessary, if you’re going to do it, do it well.

A few months ago, I was asking myself the same question: to business card or not. I decided that because I really value beautiful paper goods and because I am asked regularly for my business card, that I needed a new batch.

And, I decided I if I was going to do it, I wanted to do it right. In my mind, the very best you can get is letterpress, so that’s what I got. And to bump it up a notch, I found a woman (Kathryn Podorsky of Della Carta Studio) who does both letterpress and calligraphy, so she hand-drew my business name too!

The blog post above also speaks to me because I find this urge, in our ever-digitized world, to find things that are real and tangible and have one foot in the past. Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I find analog so beautiful. Things that are hand-crafted by artisans (yes, I said artisans…because they truly are) make my heart full! To see the hard work they put in to their art is inspiring. This is the same feeling I have when I dabble with my MF film camera…it feel authentic and grounded in the past. There are many other reasons I love shooting with film, but much of it has to do with a feeling that I am working with one foot in the past, using traditional methods, with no tricks, no gimmicks–just plain old-fashioned hard work and craftsmanship.

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