Latest from the Journal
- Two new cards featuring Shaun TanThe press ready artwork for these two just got sent to the printer this afternoon! “Eric’s Garden” and “Tender Morsels” both images by Shaun Tan
- First InStyle – July 31We’ve got a little stall at the upcoming Life InStyle Trade Show! It’s slightly terrifying! – but luckily, because it’s our first show, we don’t have to put together a complete stall – instead, we’ll be at the top of … [+]
- New Office!We’re still sticking pictures on the walls and figuring out where the paper-clips should live… but we’ve moved Merrygoround out of the home office and into its own space :) We’re right on Ruckers Hill, High St Northcote. Thank you … [+]
Merry-go-round reusable cards have x2 more designs coming out, both featuring beautiful artwork from Shaun Tan. Ideally we’ll have them back from the printer in time for Life InStyle, which opens at the Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne on Thursday July 31.
One of the most enjoyable things about Merrygoround has been the opportunity to contact some of our favourite Australian illustrators and have their work appear on the cards. It’s lovely to think that each image will go on to brighten the day of a new person as they receive it in the mail :)
2014 kicked off with images from Sydney artist Catherine Nolan and Melbourne based GhostPatrol. We’ve had great feedback on both these cards with lots of people sending and receiving Catherine’s ‘Bird of Paradise’ and a couple of Ghostpatrol fans thrilled to hear that they can pick up a Merrygoround card featuring one of his images.
We’re always keen to hear about your favourite image makers especially if you think they would look good on the front of a Merrygoround card. Just drop us a line and let us know your suggestions.
How do they work?
It’s one of those “now-that-I’ve-seen-it-that-makes-total-sense” things.
(you can see it here in this little 23 sec movie)
Our reusable greeting cards simply have slits cut inside the card allowing it to hold your message on a separate slip of paper.
The person who you send the card to then has the option of replacing this slip of paper with their own and sending the card on with a new message.
Users can fill in a little heart-tree on the back to record how many greetings the card has carried : )