20 Business Cards of Historic People


There are some businessmen who have the belief that certain items in their visual repertoire are an excellent starting point on telling a potential client who they are without having to physically say it.  Some believe a nice briefcase will do the trick.  Others believe a nice suit will give off a great impression.   Today we’re focusing on another item:  business cards. Some say a business card can leave a great mark on a person.  See how some business cards of famous people would have or would not have left a mark in this awesome gallery we’ve put together.

Evan Williams, Co-founder and CEO

Evan Williams Twitter business card

The interesting thing about Ev’s business card is that there’s no phone number.

Barack Obama (US Senator)

Barack Obama business card

Jam packed with four different addresses, President Barack Obama’s business card from when he was a senator was like a mini phonebook.

Neil Armstrong

Nail Armstrong business card

The first person to step foot on the moon. Did you know that for years there was controversy around whether or not he dropped an “a” before “mankind” in his famous “one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind” line when he set foot on the moon.

Isaac Asimov

Issac Asimov business card

Considered one of the big 3 of science fiction writing, biochemist Isaac Asimov left behind quite a legacy. Fun fact, he was a claustrophile, meaning he enjoyed small closed in spaces.

Fidel Castro Ruz

Fidel Castro Ruz business card

No contact information for the Cuban dictator, so I guess this is more like proof that you met him.

Edward Ruscha

Edward Ruscha business card

Young artist is right, but we expected more from Ruscha. Maybe in a future version his name looked like it was cut out from the Sunday advertisements?

Albert Einstein

Dr. Albert Einstein Business Card

Einstein was never part of the faculty at Princeton, but he did have an office there while awaiting the construction completion of the Institute For Advanced Study.

Prof Dr. Freud Und Frau

Prof. Dr. Freud Und Frau business card

Sigmund Freud kept his business card short and sweet. Perhaps your subconscious would lead you to find his office for a meeting.

Harry Houdini

Houdini business card

Surprisingly, this business card was not made with disappearing ink.

Mark Zuckerberg

mark zuckerberg business card

Seems like Mark Zuckerberg wanted to make it crystal clear who was in charge once he made the move to Palo Alto.

Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump Business Card

Probably the most interesting part of this card is the logo. Are those T’s?

Larry Page

Larry Page Business Card

The logo alone dates this card. Also for you techies, so does the http url instead of a secure https url.

Bill Gates

William H. Gates Business Card

The color scheme screams New Mexico on Bill Gates’ business card.

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang Business Card

Chief Yahoo…we’d love to see how deep the use of titles that incorporate “yahoo” ran into the org chart.

Steve Jobs

Steven Jobs Business Card

I think he did a good job of coming up with new products for Apple Computer Inc, don’t you?

Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones business card

This might be our favorite business card. Even if you don’t know who Chuck Jones was, you know what he did just by looking at his business card. Beep! Beep!

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Business Card

Here’s what the fine print states:

To Whom It May Concern

My old customers, and others, are no doubt aware of the terrible time I have had in crossing the stream, and will be glad to know that I will be back on the same side from which I started, on or before the Fourth of March next, when I will be ready to swap horses, dispense law, make jokes, split rails, and perform other matters in a small way.

Steve Martin

Steve Martin Business Card

This certifies that you have had a personal encounter with me and that you found me warm, polite, intelligent and funny.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney business card

I think this guy did okay in the cartoon business.

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol business card

Even his business card looks like a work of art.

The Wright Brothers

Wright Brothers business card

Believe it or not, the Wright Brothers had a bicycle company that they using to fund the flying endeavors.

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak business card

Zero chance of anyone throwing this card out, just based on the design alone.


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