“Day Jobs”: Business Cards for Fictional Companies

Reason #42,017 for why I love the Internet: A few days ago I was swooning over amazing alternate reality movie posters, so yesterday someone sent me a link to designer Fernando Reza’s equally brilliant business cards for fictional companies. “Day Jobs,” a limited edition poster “full of bits of pop culture and nerdy easter eggs” contains clever nods to everything from Batman comics to Watchmen to Office Space. It’s basically a beautifully designed treasure trove of inside jokes that you can hang on your wall (or fill a Rolodex with, as Reza points out)—check out the mega-sized version for all the entertaining details.

Of course, once you’re through figuring out all the geeky references, you can immediately start playing the “What’s Missing?” game… how about Blue Sun, Firefly fans? Whither the Tyrell Corporation? What about some Yoyodyne for the Thomas Pynchon/Buckaroo Bonzai fans in the house? The concept is so much fun that I can’t help but hope for a Part II…

Bridget McGovern is happy to report that she has a pretty excellent business card of her own, even though she’s only semi-fictional.


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