I stumbled across a write up on something really interesting on Cardboard Connection today and thought it was worth a post. The interesting something is a set of 10 postcard size cards from a NYC artist, who came to the US from France a few years ago and loves baseball. They are cards printed using linocuts and an old printing press. I thought the craft of how she made the cards was impressive. Below are some of the linocuts used for the first set. I'm throwing around the term linocuts like I'm familiar with it, but I had never heard of it before today.
Apparently she is going to be making a few sets, with this 10 card set being the inaugural offering. I guess each set will have a theme. The first 10 card set features players who have had freakish injuries in their career. For example, the Nolan Ryan card states that Ryan was "Bitten By A Coyote."
The cards come 5 to a pack, and there are two packs you can currently buy. Each pack is $15. That’s not bad considering the time, care and effort that obviously goes into these.
Check out this link to learn more. If you purchase any, I’d say tell them Napkin Doon sent you, but they would have no idea what you were talking about and might cancel your order.
I was monkeying around on the website today and saw the planned themes for follow up series, and all looked fun and interesting:
Series 1: Bizarre Injury Series (available now)
Series 2: Edible All Stars (I assume these are players with food names. I hope there is a Darryl Strawberry Card)
Series 3: Curious Second Careers
Series 4: Remarkable Mustaches (Are you in cahoots on this one Eric?)
Series 5: Men with a Van