My anonymous friend from high school, DigiGirl, sent me a link to the Art of the Business Card.

Within this album are 549 photos of some very well designed business cards, collected by the dailypoetics group on Flickr.

Most of the cards are very well designed, with good concepts. What struck me more, was the high level of typography. I found myself  pouring over the type treatments and the choices each designer made with the type. Typography is so important to design, and so many designers out there just don’t respect it at as a separate, unique, and necessary discipline.

Can you be a good graphic designer and not be good with type? I would tentatively say “yes.” But, you won’t be a GREAT designer without putting more effort and focus on typography.

Sorry my typovangelism hijacked my own post on the business cards. Check out the cards, they’re really fantastic!