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November 19, 2006

Sprouting business card

Tur & Partner business card

The business card for the Swiss landscape architecture firm Tur & Partner is an example of their practice writ small. Water the card and in a few days seeds embedded within the card begin to sprout. (I wonder if they have to always give clients two cards... one to water and one to keep.

Thanks once again to Geoff Manaugh's BLDGBLOG, which is constant source of interest.

My business cards don't grow or glow or change color or anything, but they are clever and clear and beautiful. They're the work of L.A. designer/photographer Nicholas Ashbaugh.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at November 19, 2006 08:18 AM


I was wondering how the cards were made, because I am trying to do a holiday card that has a sprouting portion to it. I am a graphic designer and wanted to see what material was used for the card and what it looks like inside. I love the design, and respect it's uniqueness. Any guidance would be helpful. Thanks!


Posted by: Ashley at November 27, 2006 01:05 PM