World Greeting Cards
World Greeting Cards
José Francisco Borges
The woodblock prints of northeastern Brazil began as an offshoot of a folk art known as literatura de cordel
or string literature. For centuries, folk poets roamed the countryside telling stories of historic events and selling their transcribed poems with woodblock print covers to rural audiences. José Francisco Borges was an herb seller, bricklayer, farmhand, carpenter and potter before becoming a poet and woodblock print artist. He is now one of Latin America’s most celebrated artists and his work is exhibited in museums around the world.
We are pleased to share our collection of greeting cards featuring the enchanting illustrations of British
artist Nicola Heindl. Nicola's artwork has become synonymous with Putumayo as she has created unique works for all of our album covers. Her folkloric style embodies our mission: to introduce people to other cultures through music and art. Most feature celebratory, birthday and other sentiments inside, and each Nicola card includes a free music download from Putumayo.
KIDS GREETING CARDS
World renowned artist, George Rodrigue, was born and raised in New Iberia in Southwest Louisiana. His early work, celebrated here, honored the culture and traditions of the local Cajun population. George later became known for his Blue Dog paintings. He is considered one of the great masters of Louisiana painting.
Bill Hemmerling was a self-taught artist who discovered painting late in life. He was born in Chicago in 1943 and relocated to his mother’s hometown of Ponchatoula, Louisiana as a young man. After retiring, his attraction to Southern folk culture and art led him to begin painting on boards, doors and other discarded objects he found. While his art career lasted only a few years, Hemmerling has become one of Louisiana’s most widely collected artists. He is best-known for his paintings of an African-American woman he named “Sweet Olive.”
Emerson Matabele is an African-American photographer who strives in his work to reflect the dignity and beauty inherent in marginalized cultures. His compelling images, gathered during the course of sixteen years of wandering, seek to focus on what is, reflect on what ought to be and endeavor to remove the contradictions. He currently resides in Kigali, Rwanda and maintains a photography studio in Savannah, Georgia.