This is my animated businesscard, I designed it after receiving a special book called magic moving images. I learned how to design it myself and developed a special way to make this. The card exist of a outer sleeve with vertical raster and the animated pictures are made in a special way.

I made it with a thought to catch more attention then the standard business cards, and ad a bit more interaction between the receiver. Instead of just strict graphic and information, I added a play element because you kind of play with it and make it move. This will catch more attention and make the receiver remember the card better and stand out from the others. Effective logo items are usually the ones that have increased interaction.


To see more picture and also the video look at the full post.

And here is the video first showing an old businesscard to compare and showing the animated cards..


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    Anonymous said...

    Awesome stuff man!! When will it be for sale? haha

    shikkaba said...

    Patent this. NOW. Right away.
    Somebody out there will see this and take it right under your nose.
    This is an ingenious idea and could really get you up there.

    Chung Dha Lam said...

    I am not sure if I could patent this. Mainly how the animation works is not new it already exist and probably is patented years ago. I only can implemented it in to a business card or other design.

    Could only probably patent how it is build for a business card use. And I am a student and I don't have that much money to buy a patent.

    tsevis said...

    It's indeed a great idea.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    As a professional designer I think I could experiment a bit with my own business card to see if I could go out with something like this.

    As for the pattent:
    As Chung well said, this idea is pretty old. I am not sure if it patented or free but there are a lot of applications out there.
    But Chunk must be credited to implement this in personal marketing (if it's not already implemented before).

    Happy to found this blog, anyway.
    You have some really clever thinks.

    Greetings from Athens, Greece.

    Chung Dha Lam said...

    Thank you Tevis.
    Lately, not sure why I seem to get interested in some old design that are kind of faded away.

    Somehow I get lucky to discover them and bring them into live a bit.

    Carlos José said...

    Hi Chung. Congratulations man!! It looks verycool!! My name is Cazé and I run a startup animation studio here in Brazil. I read you haven't got too much money now and I would like to help/incentivate you by ordering these bussiness cards. Animated Business Cards for an Animation Studio. What do you think? Let's talk about it?

    Didier Rano said...

    Maybe that you will make a post in instructable for it ?

    Didier Rano said...

    A post in instructable soon ?

    Anonymous said...

    Grear idea, but a designer called Stephan Sagmeister already did it, check his book Made You Look.

    Zeb said...

    A business card to be used with two hand? Hmm???

    Anonymous said...

    indeed if the icons are your design then it's copy-righted (graphic implementation), but the idea can not be patented since you did not come up with it, and as we all know when it's on the net, it's free for all

    nice work though and as I've seen it from a couple of places: eg. designer Stefan Sagmeister's Business Card or see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzmyDR0fnHQ

    Ke said...

    indeed if the icons are your design then it's copy-righted (graphic implementation), but the idea can not be patented since you did not come up with it, and as we all know when it's on the net, it's free for all

    nice work though and as I've seen it from a couple of places: eg. designer Stefan Sagmeister's Business Card or see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzmyDR0fnHQ

    Shawnmb said...

    http://www.google.com/patents

    Chung Dha Lam said...

    Thank you all for your comments. His looks kinda different, but is same principle. I will be making more kinds of these card with more kind of experiments of animations.

    Carlos Jose if you would be kindly to contact me though my email to talk further on this.

    volle said...

    Where do you get hold of the plastic?

    Anonymous said...

    It's possible with myn name adresse and the name of my company ?

    Anonymous said...

    great work. any chance you can post some instructions / where to buy materials / etc. thanks

    Paul Walker said...

    Very clever! Can these be economically produced in large numbers?

    Chung Dha Lam said...

    They can be easily produced by any printer or press company. So you don't have to make a special machine produce these business cards.

    Will go to a press company to let them produce my business card so I can give them to away.

    MackieMac said...

    An amazing book named Magic Moving Images -animated optical illusions- has the same effect and it has 26 different animating images. See the book in action on youtube:
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=S5W5JJXtqhw

    Available to buy from Amazon.

    Anonymous said...

    I bet you got your inspiration from this book - Magic Moving Images.

    Chung Dha Lam said...

    Read the first sentences I said I received that book and learned from watching it, how it works and how to make it. Inside the book it doesn't explain 100% how it works. If you watch it carefully it's easy to understand how it works.

    Anonymous said...

    Nice stuff. and it helps alot

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    Chung Dha Lam said...

    I read someone saying this is copy of Sagmeister however anyone see the correct picture of vids of one, that card is not showing animations it is just hiding away the info and when the sleeve is removed it shows the info. Also I never had held one in my hand and never met Stefan Sagmeister, so I can't copy it at all.

    Also he posten stolen the circular design however the circular is my logo, also I think he hasn't seen the vid but only the pictures.

    Ryan said...

    Great implementation.
    It will definitely be a hit wherever you take it.

    As for it being original, the trick has been around for a long time. There have been many other uses for the effect, including this packaging for a hearing aid, most recently:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzmyDR0fnHQ&eurl=http://www.deafness-and-hearingaids.net/2008/08/28/awesome-hearing-aid-packaging-from-widex/

    Still, great design and creative use of the optic effect!

    Jaysee said...

    I was jaw drop stunned. These are the best business cards in the whole world! I gotta contact you someday when I open my own business. Total genius. You should present this to design symposiums and expos.

    Shelley Noble said...

    BRILLIANT! I have had the old classic Magic Moving Picture Book for decades and been dreaming of making my own lenticular optical for years but I never thought of applying the technique to cards!

    And your animations are so simple yet so sophisticated and effective! I would love it if you could explain your development a little further. Mostly how you came to understand how to make a shape move under the lines?!!!!!

    Bravo to you and your work!

    Animated Pictures said...

    Awesome! The idea is fresh. You can make business out of that!

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    Chelsea said...

    These are amazing, though pricey I'm sure. These graphic design templates for a brochure, CD, and business card at Sessions College are pretty good: http://www.sessions.edu/Design-Career-Center/Design-Tools/Graphic-Design-Templates.asp?fmid=0

    Lekan said...

    This is my first time of reading about this, though not a new technolopgy but a new innovation and this can make your card outstanding giving you the best tool for your business and the needed edge over your competitors.I am going to refer to this blog in my blog http://www.all4business.biz which is about creating best business card In this our part of the word I have never seen such a product.

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    julie junnifer said...

    its a new idea for me .How you made these graphic animated cards,what is a play element on that cards?
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