See everything, everywhere.

The Global Architect Card announces you in 14 languages: "I am an architect. I am here to see this significant building." It's an essential accessory for the wandering architect hoping to visit or take pictures of obscure buildings.
English
Chinese
Hindi
Spanish
French
Arabic
Portuguese
Russian
German
Japanese
Kiswahili
Turkish
Korean
Italian

Why

Architects go out of their way to visit interesting buildings when they travel, but often the buildings they care about are considered special only by other architects, leaving the staff who take care of those places confused to be visited by foreigners with funky glasses.

We’ve chatted with confused security guards, befuddled janitors, and hesitant staffers while trying to explain why we’re taking 75 photos of a staircase. With the Global Architect Card, you don’t have to struggle.

Great Gift

The Global Architect Card is a great gift for students who are entering architecture school, a present for graduation day, and as an all-purpose something special for the nerdy architect (or wannabe architect) in your life.

Details

  • 14 languages covering roughly 5 billion speakers
  • Credit Card sized, for easy wallet carrying
  • Black anodized steel
  • Silkscreened white text
  • Etched with a unique card number
  • Designed by Dash Marshall in Michigan/New York, Fabricated in California, silkscreen printed in China

Translations

Each translation was completed by real people, many of them designers who understand nuances of the other language and the creative act. We cannot guarantee 100% accuracy but the G.A.C. is probably still better than hand gestures! Thanks to Lupi Asensio, Orhan Ayyüce, AJ & Toshimi Brustein, Francesca Girardi, Daniel Harris, Yoomi Kim, Martin Lorenz, Alan Rittenberg, Poonam Sharma, Sarah Tobin, Papa Toscano, Min Yu.

Where's ____?

Picking just 14 languages for a "global" card is basically impossible. The languages included here were chosen for number of speakers (first and second language), geographic reach, and architectural tourism hotspots.

Bulk Orders

Want to offer Global Architect Cards to the whole team? Yes! Contact us for special rates on orders of 10 or more.

Stockists

Currently only available online, but if you would like to sell in your shop, please contact us.

Contact

Designed and produced by Dash Marshall. You may reach us by emailing info (at) dashmarshall.com

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