duncan shotton's business card case says 'nice to meet you' upon opening
duncan shotton's business card case says 'nice to meet you' upon opening
oct 04, 2015

duncan shotton's business card case says 'nice to meet you' upon opening

duncan shotton’s business card case says ‘nice to meet you’ upon opening
all images courtesy of duncan shotton




bringing a bit of joy to the monotony of everyday objects, british designer duncan shotton has created a clever business card holder that reads a friendly greeting upon opening. the ‘nice to meet you’ case — currently seeking funding on kickstarter — uses an optical illusion to animate the amicable message when slid ajar. as the user shifts the stainless steel cover over the plastic case, the words ‘nice, to, meet, you’ are revealed one-by-one. an additional variation sees a simple animation of planetary-like orbs spinning on the surface, named ‘orbit’.


the cases come in 4 styles: black and silver editions of the ‘NICE’ and ‘orbit’ variations. whether you’re a fresh graduate starting your career, an experienced professional, or an avid networker, the ‘nice to meet you’ card case can help you make a great first impression at both business and social occasions.


the ‘NICE’ case in black

the silver case animates the friendly message ‘nice to meet you’ upon opening


the ‘orbit’ case animates a simple spinning of planet-like orbs

‘orbit’ in black


‘orbit’ in silver




the four styles of card cases — black and silver ‘NICE’ and ‘orbit’ variations

technical specifications and dimensions

the three elements that animate the friendly message

the product, including the packaging, is set to be entirely made in japan

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