Usually we try to report on things that we have actually owned or used, but these greeting cards are so new to Toronto, we haven’t even had the chance! Designed by acclaimed Brazilian illustrator Geraldo Valerio, Urubbu cards are printed reproductions of his original art, which are collages made from cut paper that is mostly from recycled magazines.
At once retro, fantastical and contemporary, colourful birds, botanicals, and whimsical animals dominate.
I love this one! The fish is perfect and reminds me of these Scandinavian fish tea towels we were going to buy.
aooooooooo! Even the wolf has a mod carpet.
In the words of Stephen T. Colbert. BEARS!
Brr, those were getting too wintry. I think it’s time to put some spring in our steps.
Urubbu has recently relocated from Vancouver so they are slowly becoming available in shops around the city. Leslieville shop Eyespy (1100 Queen Street East) and Fawn Ceramics & Home in the Distillery (55 Mill Street, Bldg. 54) both now carry Urubbu. And for those of you who are not in Toronto, the cards are also available in BC, Alberta, Quebec, and Sask. E-mail them ( firstname.lastname@example.org) to get on their contact list in order to get updates on where their cards will be stocked in Toronto/Ontario and beyond.
Visit their website to see more! (click on logo below)