fun fomato greeting cards

posted by the scholar on February 11th, 2008
filed under: art, humor, illustration, paper, personal accessories

check out these very humorous illustrations and graphic text greeting cards from the creative los angeles stationer called fomato. the creative force behind these whimsical illustrations and witty stories woven into the sentiments prefers to remain anonymous, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy these cards, many in three or four panel versions, and little badges too! (ed. note: sorry if the bigger cards are tough to read – hopefully you can see some of the stories in the close ups…)














i love the style and the bold colors. for me though the intriguing (and hilarious) stories on the longer cards are the hook. i would love to see a print series or a continuing serial of some kind with these wacky characters, since they make me smile so much.

see the full complement on the fomato website. they’ll have an online shop sometime this fall, but in the meantime you can purchase these terrific cards at black ink (boston), zipper (los angeles), magma (london), hazel or paper doll (chicago) and posman books (new york).

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10 Responses to “fun fomato greeting cards”

  1. technabob Says:

    That’s funny, I’d like one billion and ONE dollars the next time the holidays come around.

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bob,

    you are funny! xo

  3. Bri Says:

    These are hilarious! I love the “one billion dollars” card. The “honk, screw you” card cracks me up. So irreverent. I love how snarky the text is, while the art is so cute and innocent. What fun!

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    i know you have no time but if you are ever surfing you should check the website out… lots more fun stuff over there!

    thanks for the visit!

  5. maryam in marrakesh Says:

    Love these. Witty writing in greeting cards is so lacking these days.

  6. the scholar Says:

    hi maryam,

    i quite agree with you about the writing. the mysterious creators of fomato have a way with words for sure.

    thanks for stopping by, and congrats on getting the stencil people! 🙂

  7. Carson Says:

    love that fomato stuff! the style and the whimsy

  8. the scholar Says:

    hi carson,

    isn’t it goofy? i love all the little characters – they’re all sort of like the little imaginary friends i have in my head.

    and i want you to know that i am doing something different per your post- i bought four books today! 🙂

    thanks for coming by!

  9. bb Says:

    I could look at this stuff for daaaaaaays… Fantastic.

  10. the scholar Says:

    hi bb,

    these are so fun — i love them all but the unexciting birthday card really cracks me up!

    i hope you get a chance to go to their website. it’s really fun and there are a lot more mysterious characters there. so funny!

    thanks for the visit!

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