Seasonal cards upcoming
Each year I print brand new Christmas and seasonal cards. I usually create approximately five or six designs - about 125 of each. This year, i'm making just as many styles but i've cut my numbers back a bit, not knowing what the market will be, and not having physical shows to sell them at.
Many card designs feature a typographic focus, though some with an image focus. This year again, my designs are a mix of the two. I cut a couple linocuts. One is of a star. The other is of a moon. The star cards are depicted here with a short phrase borrowed from a traditional Christmas song. I printed this one in metallic gold and a soft teal. Others feature woodtype with Christmasy green ink. And one is built strictly of ornaments printed in green and red (also depicted here).
I'm also working on a solstice card - that's where i used the silver printed moon linocut. It's not quite finished yet, so stay tuned.
I often have no idea what I'm printing as I enter the shop. Meaning I don't come with preconceived ideas or planned ideas around what the focus will be. This applies to almost everything I print, short of chapbooks which require a more fulsome plan. In this patricular case I did carve the linocuts but without an idea of what the end result would look like. I enjoy the surprise of making.
Let me know if you desire cards - it's a great time to reach out to friends and family. Even more so this year. I'm a big fan of snail mail here - and i hope you and yours are as well?
Note: If you would like custom cards, let me know and i'll happily follow-up with a quote. Thanks.