Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Get Well" Card Art (Rabbit Edition)

Is it just me or is everyone under the weather lately? Cold and flu season, accidents, unfortunate diagnoses, or just the simple aches and pains that accompany growing older. Yes, if 2010 was full of what ailed ya, then 2011 has gotten off to a pretty nauseating start as well. So, hot on the heels of our multi-holiday card posts from December, comes another sampling of spectacular art from the 1940's through the 1970's, (courtesy of my greeting card collection) and this time focusing on the good 'ol "Get Well" catagory featuring cute lil bunnies! This post goes out to everyone that needs some cheerin' up (myself included!)





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9 comments:

Mykal said...

I love the one with the little pickles. Some concept/copy writer sure earned his pay on that one! totally unique and cute with a photo just wrong enough to make it perfect!

Here's hoping everyone concerned makes with the healthy soon.

prof. grewbeard said...

it's H@#*L, all right...

thanx for the get well card(s), very timely...

Karswell said...

>I love the one with the little pickles.

That is a great one Mykal, and any card that mixes photography with illustration immediately gets bonus points in my book. I have many of these type cards and hope to do a post devoted entirely to them one of these days. My fave from this bunch though: the first one... that sad, chalky bunny on a black background just breaks my heart and blows my mind at the same time. How often do you see cards with that much black? I love the one with the rabbit on the old time phone too. Hell, they're all awesome in my opinion, otherwise I wouldn't have bought them and years later blogged about them!

>thanx for the get well card(s), very timely...

Hope you're feeling well Prof, and hope to see MCB back in action soon. Thanks for the comments!

Anonymous said...

Almost as cute as kitties...

Karswell said...

not even close anon... and fyi: kitten posts are reserved for April.

Mr. Cavin said...

I was going to mention the one with the rabbit on the phone, too. It's totally my fave. But your point about the rarity of black cards is a good point. I can think of all sorts of good reasons why they are rare--especially the get well card which is usually more likely to be filled with a forced sense of jocularity than funereal dark.

Thanks for these!

Karswell said...

>your point about the rarity of black cards is a good point.

There were two last month in my xmas card posts too featuring fuzzy neon reindeer on a black background... these are the cream in my collection and I'm always on the hunt for more with the black backgrounds. Thanks Mr C!

Maggi said...

Ha! They just make cards like this anymore, I just love the illustration style! I've got some like this somewhere....I need to dig them up...

Karswell said...

>They just *don't* make cards like this anymore

I wish they did! And actually there is a company that has started bringing back some of their retro cards, the backs even have origin dates and a little bit of info on the intention of the original design, sometimes notes even about the artist. I've seen them at Walgreens. Thanks for stopping by Maggi!