Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Unbirthday Card

People expect birthday cards, but they don’t expect unbirthday cards. I wanted to make an “all-purpose” card that could be given to someone at any time—akin to a “thinking of you” card.

Although an unbirthday is the opposite of a birthday, I still wanted to allude to the celebratory nature of birthdays (and I think most of us can agree that when we think about birthdays, we think about cake). With cake in mind, I stacked the type in a way that is reminiscent of a two-tiered cake, and then added a design glyph at the top to indicate a flame from a candle.

Hopefully this little card can brighten someone else’s day (it’s appropriate 364/365 days out of the year). So for those whose birthday is today, Happy Birthday! And for everyone else, Happy Unbirthday!

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