So we were going to get back to Words Matter (and we will next week) but it turns out today’s post is 200th! We wanted to celebrate this fact with special infographics and take the time to thank everyone who’s been with us on this adventure so far. It’s thanks to your involvement that we find motivation to work on the blog, even on the days when we’d rather do something else. Like sleep.
For these statistics we looked through all 199 posts so far and counted many things. Possibly the numbers might be slightly inaccurate in a few places, you’re welcome to check them. We also noticed that we haven’t yet shown you some projects we planned to show so expect a few trips down the memory lane in the future, but mostly expect a lot of new stuff and once again thanks so much for reading us.
Also, it turns out Society6 helped us with a celebratory gift: this week they offer free shipping again so you can buy our posters and other stuff cheaper if you follow this link.
The only good thing about stomach flu is this: it doesn’t last forever. It doesn’t even last very long but while it’s happening you’re ready to swear there’s nothing worse ever.
At any rate, it’s over now and so we spent a productive weekend uploading Iconic Painters posters to our Society6 store. This remains one of our favorite self-commissioned projects and we are always happy to hear from people interested in it. In addition to posters, you can now also buy stationery cards and iPhone cases. We’re planning on adding extra products because Society’s options are just too much fun not to play with (not that we’re convinced the world needs Georges de la Tour shower curtain) so if you’re interested in a particular kind of product, let us know and we’ll be happy to oblige.
Eventually, there will be also new painters coming but we can’t make promises as to the date.
Sorry, but today’s post got swallowed by our trip to Warsaw Book Fair. You can see a selection of our spoils above and we’ll share more once we’ve taken better photos. It was a lot of fun but unfortunately ended in a cold and so instead of working on a post I’m choosing to go to bed. Regular updating (or, sort of regular) continues next week so have a good time until then.
Have a wonderful time this Easter, spend it with your friends and family
and maybe play a board game or two.
And traditionally next week we’ll share a bit of making-of story for this year’s card.
And a slight update: Easter is not necessarily a time for gifts but if you want to test that tradition, Society6 offers free shipping this week if you follow this link.
This year marks the return of our re:indeer, which we designed and while ago and liked so much that we decided to use them again, this time in a more three-dimensional Christmas card.
May your Christmas time be joyful and calm, may you spend it with the people you love and may the New Year bring you only good things.
We spent a half of this weekend photographing ash and a half – uncharacteristically – socializing so that didn’t leave a lot of time for the post. But we can actually show you something related: an image from the cover of the card we made for our friends M and O, who celebrated their marriage on Saturday.
It plays on a monogram we designed for their wedding invitation (to be shown some time in the future). We constructed the monogram out of two kinds of paper, giving it a more three-dimensional look. It’s got a bit of a DIY quality but we actually liked that because the invitation is very different in that respect.