Pick of the Week: The Snow Yak Show
This week’s pick is artist Mark Ryden’s “The Snow Yak Show” postcards. I choose these for this month’s postcard pick because they are wintery and ethereal, not to mention I love Mark Ryden’s corky style. All 17 postcards feature his work from his art show of the same name and are very well made on good cardstock with a glossy front side and a matt finish for the writing side (always appreciated). Each postcard includes the name of the art piece as well as the medium and original size it was created on, as well as his branding on the back. The design is a little sparse with no address lines or a stamp indication (I love postcards where they customize the stamp indicator) but they measure 5 by 7 which means they can make a good mini-print as well. The postcards are dived between his paintings and his graphite drawings but there are some repeats as a few of the larger paintings have a cropped version as well as the full sized. Regardeless of the lack of design on the back and repeat images I love these postcards and have been hording them all to myself for over a year and think they’d be a great whimsical set to pick and send your friends in these chilly months (which I am doing next month). And who doesn’t love yaks?
a look at each postcard: