A respected sourcebook for inspired business card design, the latest edition in Rockport’s best-selling series presents “the most current and innovative work by top designers worldwide.” Sibley/Peteet Design of Austin, Texas, was tapped by Rockport to review thousands of entries from more than 25 countries and choose 400 of the very best for inclusion in its 240-page hardbound anthology.
Even in the digital age, the book emphasizes, the diminutive business card plays a vital role in bringing people and organizations together around the world: “Business cards tell a story; they open doors; they make a statement; they answer questions; they connect; they unlock and initiate conversation; they provide information and serve as an extension of one’s self.” FUEL’s two winning entries — including the design firm’s own business card and one created for client Cedar Ridge Vineyards — achieve these objectives with their artful integration of visual and tactile elements.
Bill Bollman is FUEL’s Creative Director. Before co-founding FUEL in 2001, he worked for Horizon Communications, JW Morton and Basler Design Group. Bill studied Illustration at Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, Iowa. An expert in the “old ways” of hands-on print production, these skills influence his work in the digital world to this day. His work throughout his career has been featured in international publications including Graphis, How International Design, Communication Arts, and The One Book as well as numerous design annuals and reference books.