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Now that craft sites like Etsy have made silkscreened cards easier to produce and distribute than ever before, the calling card is making a serious comeback. Along with a few other kinds of cards…

Gramkin Paper Studio (via NotCot) specializes in palm-sized kissoff cards, designed to make your late-night interactions as transparent as possible. After all, handing a piece of fine card stock to the overly aggressive semi-vixen at the other end of the bar should end the conversation with enough whimsy to keep things civil—and you won’t even have to leave the bar.

Others include “I’m glad we stay mildly interested in each other’s lives,” “I’m not drunk enough to give you my real number,” and “Really great meeting you but I’m not currently in the market to make new friends.”

To think you used to have to send it all by text.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom