Portrait business cards are definitely less common (in my experience) than landscape cards, which in design is a good thing. After all, isn’t the idea to stand out from the crowd? But if this is the case why are there so few portrait cards?
Is it practicality? All rollerdex’s and business card folders are for landscape cards, is this why the majority of cards are landscape?
I’ve asked both colleagues out of curiosity and clients regarding their work in progress what their opinions on portrait cards are. The answer has always been somewhere between dislike and indifference. I’ve never had someone give portrait cards a solid thumbs up.
I’ve posted 20 or so portrait business cards here gathered from around the web, all of which are good designs, but why so few to choose from, what do you think?
What are your thoughts?
Portrait business cards. Love em or hate em?