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Krafty business cards


Kraft paper business cards are popping up all over the place. My local print shop is featuring them big time on their website right now, and I find myself handed them quite frequently at networking events of late. I’ve scoured the web and curated a little selection of my favourites. Hopefully they get the creative juices flowing in all the designers out there. For the rest of us, may they serve as an inspiration the next time you need to order up a batch!

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Stock Photography

Getty Images
From multi-million-dollar advertisers to leading newspapers, feature film and television producers to bloggers of all kinds – for premium digital content, the world’s most influential media look to Getty Images

Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of photography, illustration, footage, typefaces and rights clearance services.

Jupiter Images
You’ll find top collections including Ablestock, Comstock and PhotoObjects. Between them, they offer imagery for almost any project, with a wide range of conceptual and lifestyle photography, including everything from holiday photos and sports stock to industrial shots.

Images are acquired under exclusive contract from professional photographers and illustrators who are paid a royalty every time an image is licensed. The images are stored digitally, showcased, licensed and delivered instantly to business clients worldwide via the Internet 24/7.

Veer provides visual elements like Photography, illustration Type and even Ideas for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Our products include stock photography, illustration, typefaces, and unique merchandise.

The Photolibrary Group represents the world’s leading stock brands and the finest photographers from around the world, to bring memorable, workable content to the creative communities in Europe, America, Asia and The Pacific. We provide customers with access to over 5 million images and thousands of hours of footage and full composition music.

Fresh Food Images
Fresh Food Images (formerly The Anthony Blake Photo Library or ABPL) is a leading specialist in food and drink images. From fast food to haute cuisine, from paddy fields to supermarkets; whatever you’re looking for you will find it here.

Fotosearch is a provider of royalty free and rights managed stock photography, illustrations, maps, video, and audio. We bring together many different stock agencies to provide “The World’s stock photography at one website.”™

Founded in 2000, INMAGINE® has grown to be the leading supplier and distributor of Royalty-Free digital stock photography in the world. With more than 3.5 million Royalty-Free stock images from over 100 best-selling collections, we hold the most complete list of Royalty-Free publishers in the market today.

As an independent European agency, PhotoAlto works with a group of independent photographers to produce and create images with a distinctive edge.

123RF is your one-stop royalty-free photo library offering stunning, practical stock photos at the most affordable price!

iStockphoto is the internet’s original member-generated image and design community. Get easy, affordable inspiration with millions of safe, royalty-free photographs, vector illustrations, video footage, audio tracks and Flash files.

Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Every day we add thousands of photographs, illustrations, and vectors to our outstanding collection of premium, royalty-free images. Select the plan that’s best for you, or choose as many different plans as you need, and start downloading today.

Our streamlined subscription options, high-octane search and 24/7 image access mean you get what you want, when you want it, with just a few clicks.

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Stock Illustrations

Stock Illustration Source
Stock Illustration Source (SIS) is the largest, most established and respected name in the illustration industry. We represent the finest illustrators and illustration collections worldwide for adverting, corporate and publishing. We also offer custom assignments providing you the opportunity of working with our artists in creating unique & original images specific to your needs.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect image or a little inspiration, Illustration Works’ extensive, edgy collection will come through for you. To us, stock art doesn’t mean clip art. It means having a rich, diverse collection of leading national and international illustrators (around 300) at your disposal. These engaging, eclectic images are unique to our collection. You won’t find them anywhere else — which means your project won’t look like everyone  else’s, either.

Veer provides visual elements for use in professional creative work, such as graphic design, motion design, advertising and filmmaking. Our products include stock photography, illustration, typefaces, and unique merchandise.

The largest dedicated vector clipart shop on the Net! Our unique and high quality clipart collections can greatly enhance the quality of your designs for web and print. Each of the nearly 200 clipart CDs in our shop can also be downloaded immediately after purchase.
The collection of more than 10 million royalty-free clipart images, photos, illustrations, fonts, sounds and Web graphics provides creative professionals with the most choice at the best price. With a subscription, you pay one fee and download what you need.