Thursday, September 25, 2008

Business Can Be a Dangerous Place - The Peanut Business card

Imagine this.

You have a meeting with a new Japanese client that you are trying to make a good impression on. In your hand you have your proposal and business cards all ready to distribute. After the introductions your new colleagues hand you their unusual new business cards, and you recoil in horror, unsure of what to do. Why the fear you ask, well, these business cards are the newest trend in unique promotion, they are laser printed PEANUTS.

A Japanese company named Arigatou is using high grade CO2 laser engraving technology to print logos, names and telephone numbers on organic materials like beans, rice and peanuts.
These “Taberu Me” cards cost a bit more than regular cards, a set of 150 costs 5,800 yen (around $50). Great, peanut business cards....what will they think of next.
So of course this got me started on thinking on other alternatives for anyone thinking of investing in the Peanut business cards. (Please don't.......)
The Origami Business Card

Business Card for a map company

The stretchy business card for a personal trainer.

A business card that grows with you.


Jennifer B said...

ok. HOW did you find the peanut business card?! That is really unusual. I enjoyed this post! What a nice change from the candy corn saga over here.

Jennifer said...


I think I spend too much time searching the internet superhighway. It did make me laugh though. Who would have thunk it.