CARD CHOPPER by Saatchi & Saatchi New York for Saatchi & Saatchi

CARD CHOPPER

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Industry Advertising agencies, Business equipment & services
Media Design & Branding
Market United States
Agency Saatchi & Saatchi New York
Art Director Kevin Li
Copywriter Ethan Schmidt
Released April 2010

Credits & Description

Category: Self Promotion
Advertiser: SAATCHI
Product/Service: ADVERTISING AGENCY
Agency: SAATCHI & SAATCHI
Date of First Appearance: Apr 26 2010 12:00AM
Entrant Company: SAATCHI & SAATCHI, New York, USA
Chief Creative Officer: Gerry Graf (Saatchi & Saatchi)
Copywriter: Ethan Schmidt (Saatchi & Saatchi)
Art Director: Kevin Li (Saatchi & Saatchi)
Industrial Designer: Che-Wei Wang
Industrial Designer: Taylor Levy
Media placement: Card Chopper - office - 26/04/2010

Describe the challenges and key objectives
Business cards are wasteful: they use lots of ink and tons of paper. We invented a way to create business cards using no ink and no new paper.

Describe the brief from the client
As part of the Saatchi & Saatchi Blue Initiative, we were tasked with inventing a tool to help save the environment.

Describe how you arrived at the final design
Introducing the Card Chopper: a pocket-sized device that re-purposes litter into business cards. Here’s how it works: 1) Place the litter on the tray. 2) Press down. 3) Remove your chopped business card.

Give some indication of how successful the outcome was in the market
By re-purposing litter, the card chopper saves existing trees from becoming litter – and gives people a new way to leave their mark.