Artist Trading Cards…I like them

I’m still really a novice when it comes to Artist Trading Cards…or ATC’s as the are known.

To quote Wikipedia:

“Artist trading cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards baseball cards, or 212 by 312 inches (63 mm × 89 mm),small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland.Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs).”

Brave Bold and Brilliant

I Was A Love Cult Priestess

The possibilities of the small format is challenging. “Less is More” is certainly what I try to keep in mind when designing.

The inspiration for both pieces was an old women’s magazine from the 1920’s. Everything was SO dramatic then!

She is Quite The Prize


4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. Silvia
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 13:11:50

    I have just started out with ATC’s as well…..difference between you and me I have trouble subscribing to ‘less is more’ lol


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