Business cards are designed and printed by the million every day. Ignoring the print-it-yourself booths and card design Web sites, we went looking for the creative thinking that’s behind the cards you keep.

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While most of us have boring corporate cards produced en masse (and cheaply) to illustrate our professionalism and dedication to the altar of work, others try a little bit harder.
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And, while some people collect them in those cheap plastic wallets, there are one or two people who lust after business cards like teenage boys lust after Internet paste-ups of Jodie Marsh.
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“I’ve got millions – hundreds and hundreds of thousands. I’ve been collecting cards for ten years,” says Michael Dorrian, senior designer at London agency Start Creative. Dorrian is mad about business cards. In fact he’s a bit obsessive about a lot of things: “I did a book on club flyers. 
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I’ve got a huge collection of club flyers, hundreds of thousands of club flyers. Thousands of airline safety cards; I remember having thousands of stamps, thousands of football cards.” He’s even got a collection of fruit stickers.
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