Feb 16, 2012

My Greeting Card Project

I am taking a Greeting Card Marketing and Design class at Parsons. It's not quite what I expected...I pictured a bunch of twisted creative geniuses making cards reminiscent of Bald Guy Greetings (yes I keep referencing them because I freakin' love them) or the cards found on the Oatmeal. But, strangely, a lot of the graphic design students are from other countries—Mexico, Georgia, Spain—and do not write their own copy since English is not their first language. It's also less about pushing the envelope and more about pleasing the masses. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a mass pleaser. BUT I've been making some cards that have been cracking me up. And that's the most important thing, right? To be able to make yourself laugh? Well, I guess that may not make me any money, but I don't care. I love my cards. A lot.

The cover quote is from MTV's the State — Old Fashioned Guy, to be exact. Google it if you're not familiar, it's fantastic.
Cover photography by the lovely and talented Genevieve Burruss.  I prefer this as a horizontal card, but teacher says they are harder to merchandise. Like Yogurt said, "Merchandising, merchandising, merchandising!"
(Don't get that reference? Look it up. Again, hilarious.)
Yep. That's me. Thanks Mom and Dad.

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