Marc Drogin, Designer

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE TO MY FELLOW BUSINESS CARD COLLECTORS A VERY TREASURED TYPE OF BUSINESS CARD. A "DROGIN" BUSINESS CARD IS A CAREFULLY DESIGNED ARTISTIC CREATION HANDCRAFTED BY MARC DROGIN. MARC DROGIN IS AN ILLUSTRATOR AND CALLIGRAPHER EXTRAORDINAIRE.

In April 2004, I encouraged my Business Card Collector friends to forward their impressions and stories about how they discovered Marc "Drogin" business cards.

Michael Konstandopoulos from GREECE wrote that he learned about the "Drogin" business cards from reading messages posted by the members of our International Business Card Collector group. Bob Dinkin from FLORIDA USA also heard mention of "Drogin" business cards through the IBCC posts and several discussions.

I personally discovered a "Drogin" business card about twelve years ago in 1992. I looked back through my total collection count binder and discovered I had left a note to myself after I stumbled apon a very colourful and well designed business card.

Over time I realized there was a common thread to all these artistic business cards. I noticed the name "Drogin" had lined the bottom of one of the drawings on the card. I started to pull the "Drogin" business cards out whenever I came across them and placed them in their own special binder. As of May 2004, I have collected over 440 different "Drogin" cards. There are some collectors who have many more. In fact I have seen several samples that I do not have in my personal collection.

Marc Drogin recently told several business card collectors that he has probably had 2,800 clients to date with approximately 400 different variations of original designs. In April 2004 Marc Drogin estimated that he has produced almost 12,000 different individuals business cards over the past 31 years.

Bob Dinkin mentioned to me in a recent letter to me that he found his first "Drogin" business card in a local dentist's office. Bob asked the Dentist for several and the Dentist told Bob to take as many as he wanted. Bob Dinkin now has collected over 160 different "Drogin" business cards. "They make a beautiful album and I show them off to anyone who visits!", Bob Dinkin explained. Bob Dinkin has been collecting business cards for over forty years.

I created an internet group to discuss and trade Marc Drogin's business cards appropriately named the "BusinessCard-Drogins" group. To subscribe to the group please email: BusinessCard-Drogins-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Another excellent webpage was created by Suzanne McCartney that displays some of the magnificent variations of Marc Drogin's business cards. Please visit: www.ibccsite.com/drogin

 

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