My business card design is quite simple but I think the contrast it creates is quite striking. On the front I used Arial Bold for the letters of my name. I set them off the left side of the card so that part of the letters are obscured. My goal was to make them legible while adding a unique design element to my name.
The back features my basic contact information set vertically on the right side of the card. I wanted to match the general aesthetic of the front but use the opposite of the card for contrast.
The grainy background is the kind of paper on which I would ideally print my cards. It has multi-color paper specks that give the card texture. Also, the text is not black; it is actually a dark gray, as pure black seemed too harsh.