The White Card

A popular design element the last few years has been the “white card” style image.  It is basically a person peering over or around a white card, normally a piece of foam core, or posterboard, adjusted to be perfectly white.

This type of image can be used above or beside a newspaper advertisement, or a web page, etc.  Anyplace you need a person to draw some attention to your design without getting in the way.  It’s a fun way to work in a seasonal or character reference.

What kind of search terms can you use to find these kind of images?  Most importantly, “white card” is the default term for this kind of thing.  You can also use combinations of:

  • blank
  • empty
  • sign
  • “looking over”
  • “at the edge of”

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