In 2014, AIGA-Iowa turned 20! The American Institute of Graphic Arts (or AIGA) was founded in 1914 as a small club of graphic artists, printers, publishers and illustrators gathered in New York City. Since then, AIGA grown into a national network of more than 25,000 professional designers, educators, students and design enthusiasts served by 68 chapters. AIGA-Iowa chapter is the one of them.
Three new birthday card designs! Floral motives, fancy patterns and festive colors… Available in 2013 at www.gallerycollection.com
Did you know…
- The earliest reference to the tradition of blowing out birthday candles was documented in Switzerland in 1881.
- The phrase “Happy Birthday” did not appear on birthday cakes until the American song “Happy Birthday to You” was popularized in the early 1900s.
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” is the most recognized song in the English language. The song’s base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages.
- In Germany, birthday candles are left burning the whole day. There is one candle for each year of age and one extra for good luck.
- In North Korea, people do not celebrate birthdays on July 8 and December 17 because these were the dates of the deaths of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. More than 100,000 North Koreans celebrate displaced birthdays on July 9 or December 18 to avoid these dates.
In my previous post I’ve shown some greeting cards I’ve designed for Sincerely, Inc. Today I’m presenting a new collection I just finished working on a few days ago…
I always wanted to create something for new electronic gadgets. I think this is the one of the most interesting projects I’ve worked on… Let me introduce a new client, Sincerely Inc. This company has launched a new application named Sincerely Ink, which allows customers to choose, customize, print and ship greeting cards from their iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. It was my pleasure to work with Matt Brezina, CEO & Co-founder of Sincerely Inc. I’m glad I was able to design new cards for his company.