[Racy Messages]…Tart Cards of London
In my never-ending quest for learning about random things, I somehow stumbled across Tart Cards. What are tart cards you may ask? Well, to put it plainly, they are the business cards of London prostitutes. But surprisingly, tart cards can also be really interesting aesthetically. Many of them use neat fonts, great color combinations, or clever imagery. Using these as a template, Wallpaper* Magazine reached out to graphic designers to design their own ideas of Tart Cards. Check these out…(and they are safe for work, don’t worry!)
I think a great designer is able to use subtlety to get a point across and many of the submissions in this project do that very well. You clearly know what many of them are advertising, but it isn’t blatantly in your face (like say…the cover of an adult film.). Head over to Wallpaper* to see the rest of the 450 designed cards. There is also a blurb about the project that highlights how one of the artists used his design to call attention to the dark side of the sex industry (human trafficking, etc) Keep in mind that some of the designs are way more suggestive than the ones I picked out so those may be NSFW.