The new cards arrived from Shutterfly. As soon a December you will begin to see them arrive in your mailbox. It’s a promo. Short for promotional and the fact that it arrives at all is due to marketing. Until a new client arrives and or an employment offer comes we are on a shoestring budget we have financial limits.
We hope that money limitations do not impact our creativity as so much of our work has been dependent on imagination and embracing what surrounds us. We commonly use what we already have and not what we need to do creative work. We reserve spending on what we require to live for and with, on what sustains us and finally what’s within our financial means. Prospective employers will value my values on unnecessary spending, strain on the environment and investment. Inks are gross. Paper is expensive. Digital print paper isn’t archival or recyclable. Pitch it if you must, but we do give where these go some thought, as many of these will end up in the trash. There are only 101 of them.
In December, when it arrives, know that it was done with love. Decide. Choose. Or, without any thought whatsoever gift it to somebody who loves you and enjoy the colors and the shapes transfer to a new soul.
As I mentioned earlier the card is a marketing campaign for :clearcreative.com: and myself Christopher Palacios. We’ve been designing since 1999 and love/appreciate the support you have given us over the years.
If you would like one I will tell you how if you shoot me an :email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible put REMEMBER in the subject line.
Thanks to the folks over at Shutterstock for their 101 prints for free promotion which made this campaign possible. We trust that Shutterstock treat the environment with love, care and respect.
About the card:
An alter/ofrenda is the primary focus– the ofrendas honor the deceased using flowers, sweets, imagery and handmade gifts. These offerings are gifts left for the dead to receive in the past, the other world or the present spirit. A candle is often lit as a ritual symbolized as death and rebirth. The ritualistic sacrifice is offered to those who have “passed”. La memoria/los muertos translates into memory/the dead and salutes the el dia de los muertos or the day of the dead. The color palette,, the shapes and requisite skull illustration hail The Day of the Dead Festival.
Dia de los Muertos is a holiday observed throughout Mexico, the U.S. and North America. El Dia/The Day observes the community of family and friends who have died. Overlapping with the U.S. holiday of Halloween the celebrations occur on October 31 and November 1st and 2nd.