In December of 1999, I was trying to think of Christmas gifts for most of my friends. I had, naturally, waited until the last minute, and didn't have tons of money, so I was trying to think of something that I could make myself, that would still be cool. For a while, I was pretty keen on the idea of knitting sweaters for everyone, until, in a flash of inspiration, I decided to make personalized ID cards, based on the "International Man of Mystery" theme I had used for the AUS election a few months prior.
|My IMoM ID Card (actual size)|
(click for closeup)
I used photos from my personal collection for the cards, attempting in general to get as mysterious and appropriate a shot as possible of each agent. Luckily, our high school graduation formal dance had only been a few months prior, so tux-and-bow-tie photos were in abundance. Every agent's codename reflects an important personal trait or quality unique to them.
After I'd designed them all, I printed them out, used a business-card-sized laminator to plastic-coat them, and then went round and delivered them Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas everyone, from Brook!
Here are the original 13 IMoM cards (click to enlarge).
I have also since added seven more IMoMs to the official roster...
NOTE: With 00TABLES, the most recent recruit, I experimented with a slightly narrower card to accomodate a different style of lamination sleeve, so that the cards will fit better in wallets.