12.15.2008

                   
Pin It
   
   

Widgets

Hip Christmas Cards From Lowbrow Artists & Graphic Designers




There are tons of beautiful Christmas Cards one can choose to give this year; designers like Snow & Graham, Elum and many others... just look at my side bar with all the links to paper goods, stationers and printers.

However, you might be tired of elegance, simplicity, gold foil cards, photos of winter and retro angels and if you are, these might just be the answer.

In addition to the letter pressed cards, silk screened cards and photo cards available, there's a proliferation of cards featuring the artwork of today's hottest 'lowbrow' artists published by MOCA for Last Gasp as well as some wonderful graphically designed, artfully painted and typographic ones to choose from.

First of all, for those unfamiliar with the term, just what is 'lowbrow art'? As defined by Wikipedia:

Lowbrow, or lowbrow art[1], describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. Lowbrow is a widespread populist art movement with origins in the underground comix world, punk music, hot-rod street culture, and other subcultures. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor - sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it's a sarcastic comment.[2]
Got that? okay, now take a look at these.

Mark Ryden:



Gary Baseman:


Camille Rose Garcia:

Royal Art Lodge:

Sage Vaughn:

Tim Biskup:

Typographic Cards from House Industries:


Karlsson Wilker, Inc:

Todd Oldham:

Clayton Brothers:


Timothy Cummings:

Carlos Quitario:

Larry Johnson:

Buy them all here at MOCA's online store
Or some of them from Last Gasp online.

3 comments:

Rapscallion said...

I'm a big fan of Mark Ryden's work, some of the others are pretty awesome too. I'd love to give Camille Rose Garcia's to my boss :D

Anonymous said...

moca produced all of these cards and last gasp buys them from moca, not the other way around. and i'm sure larry johnson and the royal art lodge would be surprise to be called " low brow"

Laura Sweet said...

If you look at the title of the post it says low brow artists AND graphic designers. I suppose I could have simply said 'artists', but the majority are o the lowbrow genre. Thanks for the clarification as to what was produced for whom. I will amend the post to reflect that.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

http://www.madisonstyle.com/womens-shoesMattel delivers play every day - Shop online at Mattel Shop!




Press And Advertising

Please go here to learn about this blog's demographics and advertising opportunities.
Creative Commons License The images, text and information by laura sweet on this site are licensed and protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. If you reproduce or re-purpose, be sure to credit this blog and link back to the post. Thanks.