Hexaflexagons are hexagonal folded bits of paper that can be inverted onto themselves to show multiple faces. Watch the video for more information, the reason this phenomenon happens is that the Hexaflexagons are a flattened out folded up Möbius strip. I had a go at this yesterday using patterns I found on the flexagon portal it’s quite simple.
I think these would make for some pretty cool business cards.
Vihart actually posts quite a lot of cool maths related videos, it’s worth checking them out.
How much paper is wasted on business cards that are handed out and then discarded, or just get chucked because someone changes job role/company? How about you just put the details that would have been on your business card on a stamp, and stamp the details on a bit of scrap paper whenever you need to give someone your card.
You retain the fact that you are giving someone a physical artefact with your details on it, but you aren’t killing trees unnecessarily. I’m not sure how professional it looks to give someone a scrap of paper with your details stamped on it. It might not cut the mustard in some industries, but if you are a creative, then I think it’s a great Idea, you can also double up it’s usefulness by making any sheet of paper a printed letterhead. It’s print on demand stationary in your pocket!
The idea was developed by Fischer Portugal, by creative director Diogo Mello, art director Marco Martins and copywriter Rafael Pitanguy.