July 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Designed by Zissou | Country: Indonesia

“I wanted a card that showed my interest in sustainability, especially my love of bamboo as a sustainable material. My cards are each hand-carved and then laser etched with my logotype. The cards are also an exercise in minimalism – the only details on my card are my name. One of the advantages of having an obscure name and owning the relevant ‘.com’ is that, with a quick google search, I am fairly easy to find. It also creates a degree of intrigue with the recipient and helps drive people to my site and look at my work.”


2 Responses to “Zissou”

  1. Ria
    July 3rd, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    I’m sorry, but a laser etched bamboo business card is “sustainable”? Given the amount of energy and materials required to make a business card like this one, versus, say, a recycled paper business card printed with soy inks, this card is ANYTHING but “sustainable”.

  2. zissou
    July 5th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    @Ria – The bamboo is cut from the jungle next to the factory (where I work). The bamboo is dried and treated and the cards are then hand carved. So the only real energy use is from the desktop laser etcher which while not ideal, is minimal compared to say running a giant litho printer.
    More importantly, these cards are not intended for mass production but as a very small run to spark conversation about sustainability which it seems to have done – even if I would have preferred that conversation to start positively

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