Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010. Twenty Ten. Two thousand ten. Deux Mille Dix.

Happy New Year! In a year of mostly so-so holiday greetigs (full disclosure: greetings from this party are as of yet not totally sent), some of the stand-outs play with numbers.

Strong numbers from Scott and Emily Santoro's firm Worksight

Peek-a-boo playfulness from Philadelphia-based design beacon Frank Baseman's Baseman Design Associates

Meilleurs Voeux —complete with A tiny reindeer—from Anna Tunick of her eponymously-named firm

Optical illusion from Reich Paper

This card doesn't include numbers, but this beaut from Joe Freedman and Ilisha Helfman's Leaf PDXin Portland, Oregon sure shows some fancy shapes and precise laser cutting to ring out the old and ring in the new.

Here's to a new decade!Cards used without permission . . . yet.


Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

What lovely cards. I think the Reich Paper one is my favorite, although that solution could be used for any year; it doesn't play off the 2010 like the others.

John Stislow said...

The Reich Paper Card was designed by John and Stephanie Stislow, Stislow Design. While not a typographic play on the 2, 0, 1, 0, the optical illusion is fitting in these unclear times and "changing" of directions.

Beth Tondreau said...

THANK YOU for the credit information—and huge admiration to you and Stephanie of Stislow Design. I tried to reach Reich Paper to get info, so I appreciate your comment. In these uncertain times it's certain that the card is a winner. In future posts, I'll know Stislow Design for proper credits and kudos. All best—and here's to a 2010 that's as profitable as possible.

Beth Tondreau said...
Strong and jaw-dropping work. The book Subversive Cross-Stitching is hilarious (cf Suzanne's City Bakery Post with its knit logo.