Kwohtations Cards by Janine Kwoh

Yay You Won't Die Alone
Linoleum block prints, paper
[4.7 x 4.7 in (folded)]
handprinted cards

Media: Books + Paper

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The mission of Kwohtations Cards is "to spread joy and bring people closer together by making cards that recognize, embrace, and celebrate the diversity and absurdity of life."

The idea for Kwohtations was seeded in the idle chatter between two friends over coffee on a lazy Sunday. My friend Amy and I were reminiscing over our assorted (mis)adventures, bumbling moments, and personal triumphs. Too bad they donít make cards for all these random occasions, we said. Like when we get too drunk (itís embarrassing) or have ambiguous feelings (itís confusing) or decide to pursue our passions despite a myriad of pressures to do otherwise (itís terrifying and exhilarating). Or for all the things we really think and sometimes want to say.

We think it's important to recognize that we donít all look and love the same (nor should we), and that we donít have to accomplish something quote-unquote extraordinary to be someone truly special. Also, we can be pretty awkward in the way we tell someone we like them.

So these cards are for all of us who arenít 100% pulled together, but kind of like it that way.

Each card is lovingly made using an original hand-cut linoleum block, rubber stamps, non-toxic water-soluble printing inks, white acid-free card stock, colored pencils, and a Sharpie. Due to the printing process, which is done entirely by hand, there will be slight variations from print to print, ensuring each card is one-of-a-kind. Like you.