December 9, 2002 12:31 PM   Subscribe

MikWright: Find old family photos. Slap them on greeting cards with hilarious captions. Sell them. Make many people very happy and entertained. MikWright rules.
posted by Ufez Jones (10 comments total)
I first ran into MikWright greeting cards at a little shop a couple of months ago. Recently, I purchased a desk calendar that will fit nicely on my cubicle wall and help me on days like today. Hope you all enjoy them too. Here are some of my favorites. Browse some for yourself.
posted by Ufez Jones at 12:35 PM on December 9, 2002

Love these cards - too bad they're so (relatively) pricey. I have a few I'm saving for just the right occasion.
posted by gottabefunky at 12:40 PM on December 9, 2002

Wow... I discovered these for the first time ever, earlier today.
What a coincidence.
posted by Newbornstranger at 12:53 PM on December 9, 2002

Ah, MikWright! Glad you all have (finally!) discovered them.

Ufez, your links aren't working--dunno if it's just me, or traffic, or what.
posted by hippugeek at 1:08 PM on December 9, 2002

Gaf! Thanks, hippugeek. That'll teach me to compose comments in WordPerfect.

Here are my favorites (again). Browse here. (flash req'd to browse).
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:16 PM on December 9, 2002

brilliant idea, but not the only incarnation.

i saw these last december in a great little shop in north chattanooga. the shop was called spoonfed and the owner made cards like these by hand, sewing the snapshots (or reproductions there-of) to the greeting-card stock. some of them were captioned, others were pairings of dictionary definitions with appropriate photos. hilarious and subversively retro.

unfortunately, she closed her shop in january.
posted by grabbingsand at 1:34 PM on December 9, 2002

It would be interesting to know who inspired whom there, grabbingsand, or whether they arose independently. I started seeing MikWright in Virginia three or four years ago.

Your third link is one of my very favorites ever, too, Ufez.
posted by hippugeek at 1:56 PM on December 9, 2002

Vaguely unrelated: the 2003 demotivators calendar is out...
posted by blue_beetle at 9:05 PM on December 9, 2002

Don't you just love it when the "click to enlarge" button pops up an almost identically sized version of the original picture.
posted by seanyboy at 4:31 AM on December 10, 2002

These are vaguely reminiscent of the Psychograms shorts from Liquid Television in the early 90s. (Dear mum. Injected the serum today. Results have been somewhat unexpected.)

God Bless Americana covers similar territory but with a more anthropological angle.
posted by euphorb at 11:44 AM on December 10, 2002

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