The evolution of the business card

Some say the smartphone has killed the business card? Check out it’s history and growth and then decide.

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Business cards actually owe their origins to 15th century China, where the cards were used as formal announcements for royal visits. They were (and still are) presented with two hands.

Since then, the card has evolved immensely, and some may argue that with smartphones they’ve become obsolete. But thanks to this lovely infographic we can see exactly how the business card has come to be:

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