Most people who’ve spent good time, money, and memories collecting Pokémon cards would throw a fit if you brought up the idea of painting over anything from your prized collection, but there has to be a special exception for custom card artist Lunumbra. Continue reading »
That’s not a specific character. It’s a suit of armour made entirely out of Magic cards. Made by TechnicolorTraveler, it consists not only of a full suit (helmet, gauntlets, boots, etc) but a sword and shield as well. Oh, and also a cape! All of them made out of Magic cards. In case you were ever worried about what to do with your spares. Continue reading »
The Victorians had a much more macabre approach to the festive season!
Christmas cards today usually feature a jolly Santa, fluffy woodland animal or green glittery tree, but Victorian versions had a much more terrifying tone.
The first Christmas card was commercially produced by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 but it was not until the 1870s, and the introduction of the halfpenny stamp, that sending cards was affordable for almost everyone. Victorians then leapt upon the idea with alacrity. Continue reading »
Many of us would, given the choice, rather spend Christmas with our pets than our families. Robert E. Jackson’s Instagram shows us humankind’s love for pets in this gallery of fabulous family Christmas cards in which the pets are to the fore. Continue reading »
Frank Underwood is getting the presidential treatment from a real White House photographer.
Pete Souza, who followed Presidents Obama and Reagan around snapping photos, is at it again in Washington, D.C., Monday, where Kevin Spacey, in character as House of Cards’ fictional president, is hitting landmarks in the nation’s capital for a publicity photo shoot for the Netflix series, with Michael Kelly, who plays aide Doug Stamper, in tow. Continue reading »
If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven’t seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves. From frogs stabbing each other to Krampus (a half-goat, half-daemon) entertaining the ladies… Yeah, these seem random as hell these days, but when you think of it, they actually work as a time machine and reveal the relevant topics of those days. Here: Greetings From Krampus Continue reading »
A couple of years ago, Milan-based graphic designer Luca Milani created a Christmas Edition of his graphic project ‘FONTLOVE’, where he uses type to create minimalist festive images. In addition to posters, Milani has also used these graphics on greeting cards—on the back of the cards, you would find the name of the typeface and all the characters that have been used. For instance, one of the pieces from the collection shows falling snowflakes against a dark blue sky, where the snowflakes are represented by asterisks. Continue reading »
Cute handmade matchbox-cards for all occasions – great alternative to traditional greeting cards! You can even send these lovely message boxes directly. Continue reading »
Greeting cards are a dicey affair, either they’re sentimental or there’s a joke with a big—often unfunny—punchline. This is why I prefer my messages with a little black humor in them. You know the person giving you the card loves you, so it’s just fine if you give or get a little abuse in with the bargain. (Cards given in a semi-obligatory way in an office context don’t count.) The artist is named Phil Wall if you are wondering. He was doing some rough sketches and put them up on Facebook where they got a very enthusiastic response. As he points out, the phrasing is more British—it’s a lot more common for people to call each other “cunts” as a playful put-down in the U.K.! Continue reading »
Engineers at the Canwick Water Recycling Centre near Lincoln were doing a regular sweep of the sewage system and they found some interesting items down there. You won’t believe what people have flushed down their toilets in London. Continue reading »
Mudsplash Studios offers greeting cards and art prints that feature fun characters, vivid colors, and a humorous twist. Owner and designer Kacey Schwartz has been an illustrator for the last 7 years, working with clients to develop original characters, packaging illustration, and children’s art for games and books. Creating holiday greeting cards for family and friends, she fell in love with the medium, and Mudsplash Studios was born! Continue reading »
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