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 »
Here’s an adorable set of Valentine’s Day cards featuring the McDonaldland characters. These were available in McDonald’s restaurants for kids in 1978 Continue reading »
We’re an independent greeting card/paper company based in Toronto, Canada and a few months ago we realized that the greeting card industry is kind of hugely lacking in one department – cards for LGBTQ occasions and events. I mean, you can find the generic “Here come the brides” and “Congrats to the Mr. and Mr.” but what about cards for all the other moments when we need encouragement, or support or congratulations? Continue reading »
Getting nice greeting cards from your loved ones makes every holiday or celebration even more special. But how would you react if instead of saying “Happy Birthday!” your card would read “You’re Old”? Etsy shop FINCHandHARE specializes in creating funny greeting cards that look somewhat insulting at first glance, but cheerfully say the opposite when folded out. “I imagine the cards in this shop bringing a little excitement to mailboxes all over the world,” says Heather Abbot, a witty owner and designer of FINCHandHARE. Continue reading »
Every year around this time we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards. Here is the 2014 edition, which should also serve as a reminder that this year is the year of the horse. Happy New Year!
Real business cards of Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump and others! Continue reading »