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la flaneuse
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Character Business Cards by la flaneuse

July 27th, 2006 12:10 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Make business cards for your character. If you like, you may hand them out when doing tasks for the game. You may want to make a calling (or "visiting") card instead:
The essential convention was that one person would not expect to see another person in their own home ... without first leaving their visiting card with the person at their home. Upon leaving the card, they would not expect to be admitted at first, but might receive a card at their own home in response. This would serve as a signal that a personal visit and meeting at home would not be unwelcome. On the other hand, if no card was forthcoming in return, or if a card was sent in an envelope, a personal visit was thereby discouraged.

I have been curious about braille lately (in spite of not having any serious vision problems), so for my visiting card I decided to try some basic braille. I had some blank business cards already, so I used those. Read more info about how I made the cards on my proof for Documenting a Construction. (Is it wrong of me to use this twice?)

My visiting card says:


I like that to a casual glance, the cards may look blank. But on closer inspection, they're embossed with a tactile mystery (to many).

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posted by Aaron on July 27th, 2006 4:45 AM


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posted by r0ck c4ndy on July 27th, 2006 6:04 AM

That really is visually pleasing. (ironic?) What a neat idea!

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posted by Leonid Brezjnev on January 5th, 2007 1:56 AM