Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Card Art

Happy holiday everyone, and welcome to another installlment of Karswell's Card Collection! Of all the greeting cards I collect, Easter seems to be the one holiday that I have the least amount of good examples to showcase from, that is, when it comes to the interesting art styles of the 1940's through the 70's, I mean. But below are a few from my collection. Fyi: for an incredibly HUGE greeting card showcase you'll have to come back in May, when I break out the birthday selections (there will be lots more rabbits then too!)

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7 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

it wasn't Santa Claus, it was the Martians!...

Ira S. said...

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Faycin A Croud said...

I always love these no matter the holiday.

Mr. Cavin said...

"Mister" doesn't rhyme with "Easter," sheesh. But that's my favorite card anyway. I love the superflat way the illustrator got into those textile details--those boots are a fetish.

These are great as usual, Karswell. I always loved Halloween cards, but it cost a small fortune just to buy enough to give away--let alone doubles for collecting. So all I ever did was dream about having a library of the kickass stuff I remember from my first decade. I never anticipated how much I'd dig all these other holidays, though. Heck, now you have me looking forward to your birthday for crying out loud.

Happy Easter.

Karswell said...

>Heck, now you have me looking forward to your birthday for crying out loud.

Yes, you guys are gonna LOVE May 1st! We've got a few more posts before then though, thanks for the comments!

Pokey said...

The last one's apparently a P.Coker Hallmark card.

A.M. said...

Great picks. I love when cards aren't the normal kitsch holiday images! Not the right time period for yours, but I like this one that I got this year... looks formal, but kinda "off" at the same time. http://fineartamerica.com/products/easter-bunny-jennifer-harper-greeting-card.html