Postcards with an inspired sense of history
Venerable Vintage Press features altered images of work originally created by, for the most part, artists working before or around the turn of the century, images now available to us through the public domain.
Exploring the history of the work is an experience in itself. Finding and digging just a little exposed me to artwork I'd never seen before, offering me an easy way into our cultural history. But my real focus is the postcard. I most enjoyed putting all the pieces together to make the cards.
Venerable Vintage Press postcards start with images either found online or scanned in from personally-owned hard copies.
I've made changes to the downloads/scans to fit my purpose ~ making the image work as a postcard. I've tried to be true to the spirit of the original, but haven't tried to create an exact replica of the source.
I chose postcards (vs. greeting card, poster, or text) as a medium because:
- i like the hard-copy approach to correspondence.
- it's a relatively cheap way to share art.
- putting pen to postcard is an easy way to stay in touch.
- the postcard's footprint is small and to the point. Card backs offer just enough space for a short, pithy message. I like that.
- i also like thinking of the many hands that touch the cards on their way through the postal system. From found image to recipient makes for an interesting journey.
Paper & format, returns & exchanges
Venerable Vintage Press cards are commercially printed on sturdy, premium 17 pt matte paper and are approximately 4"x6". Each set is well packaged for shipment. Shipping at present: $2/set for U.S. addresses; $3/set for international. No extra shipping charge for additional sets in the same order.
A set includes four different images. You can choose your own group of four cards, either from the shop or from the galleries. Contact me for details. Most images on VVP have a corresponding postcard.
The postcards travel well through the mail, with or without an envelope, but four kraft (brown paper) envelopes are included. Let me know if you prefer not to have envelopes (50¢ off).
I'm happy to exchange a card if you'd like to pay for shipping. I don't accept returns unless there is a problem. But if you are a new customer, I can send a free sample if you'd like to look before buying.
Click on any image on the Contents page to get to a gallery. Once there, either scroll down or click the header image to see all there is in the gallery.
Card sets are available to purchase. See the shop for details. If you're interested, a sample card is available free of charge.
Drop me a line if you have questions or special orders. ~ Thanks, Pam