Thank you for the laugh, Chris!
Totally got a laugh-out-loud from me!
It doesn’t fit in a Rolodex because it doesn’t BELONG in a Rolodex.
He must get that a lot; people keeping his card despite not liking him.
(He is being facetious, right? Half the time I can’t tell anymore. Damn Internet, ruined subtlety.)
Reminds me of Glengarry Glen Ross with Alec Baldwin.
“Coffee’s for closers only!”
(warning: crude language)
Hat’s off to Teo! That comment is spot on… Also wanted to add that someone needs to tell him it’s not a business card, it’s a brochure.
I would run through a brick wall for that guy! (whoa…threw up in mouth a little bit just typing that)
“Life not about being liked, it’s about being effective”
Yeah, we’re all going to die. So much for being effective.
Here’s a business card on Strathmore that’s not crap: http://www.feltandwire.com/?p=374
AND it still fits ina Rolodex.
That’s how I imagine the Devil’s business card would look. Come to think of it, that’s how I imagine the Devil would sound discussing his business card.
Look at that subtle off-white color. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my god, it even has a watermark.
I think I’ll start designing all my clients’ cards like this, and then charge them $5/card…
Hilarious. thanks Tina.
@Mark I love the whole business card thing in American Psycho, that film is an unsung Gem.
In the UK we have a name for people like this guy but I can’t write it here. Very funny.
Effectively ineffective is the new effective.
God help his clients… whew!
that’s the man
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that, I had a good laugh. :)
Who is this jackass?
And we designers wonder why people think we’re all egomaniacs and passed over for a “seat at the table.”
Nick, does it rhyme with banker?
For $4.00/ card it better be leather bound with 3 dollar bills stuffed inside.
that rolodex quote is just the best thing I’ve heard in a while. who uses them anymore anyway?
omg, that is absolutely the best comedy sketch for graphic design, EVAR! That was riotously hilarious! Perfection in every way. It could have been written word for word as great comedy but undoubtedly it is indeed just the sad hubris of genuine prickness, bless his cotton socks! I LOVED it!
More Joel Bauer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEfEOKoFYX0
Looks like it would make a nice Coaster/beer mat.
That is hilarious, I love it. But while you guys joke, he actually does have a point. Especially as a designer if you have a plain old boring card what are you doing? I hate business cards, I think they’re things people get to feel important. He’s right about the title not mattering, I own my own company, I can have any title I want. But what kind of a douche would I be if I said I was the CEO? But people do this all the time.
Cards are things I have if someone asks for them or I need to give a customer my email address because they don’t have a pen. If I have to use one I want people to be delighted by it.
They will be delighted, save my email address, then throw the card away.
I scan my cards, put them on our database, then recycle them. If I kept every card, even every “cool” card I have received… I’d be up to my eyeballs in cards.
I <3 him!!
By the way, who among you/us is using Contxts.com — was reviewed on this blog last month, I believe. Slick. No. Bauer. Needed. Except. Jack.
This made me think about Zaphod Beeblebrox. I don’t know why.
“Even if they don’t like you – they’ll keep the card. ” haha. Now THAT was funny!
So he isn’t a comedian?
It took him 25 years to design that card. Guess he charges by the hour.
“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” Abraham Lincoln. I’ve been looking for years for the right time to use that quote. Thanks for the opportunity.
25 years making that??? that would make a nice wedding invitation
No human can be like this.
what a cockboy. 10 out of 10 for being totally in love with himself too.
Who the #$% is that guy? According to his philosophy of CARD – we should know, right?
I don’t like him, but actually, he’s right.
I’m not a designer but I man, do I APPRECIATE you design-folks. You spare me from idots like this that take the Terminator-approach to business – yeck!
Thanks for the laugh Tina – this was too funny. And a bit pathetic.
Funny. What a douche
The pop-up style of a children’s book is some kind of work of a meniacle genius…I assume.
So great, heart breaking, I´m not a CEO yet…
Amazing, I share it al ready LOL
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