These wooden business cards for Cody Maple showcase perfectly how the recession has ushered in a new age of self-promotion. Gone are the days in which high-quality card stock is the only worthwhile option; now we see wood and other unusual materials used for business cards that reflect the tastes and interests of their owners.

Cody Maple's wooden business cards are laser-etched on thin slats of maple wood. Maple is a graphic designer, print designer and photographer, so his punny maple business cards reflect both his skills and his last name.