Bizarre Injuries Postcards by Left Field CardsJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011
We enjoy a good baseball game and baseball story around here in the Juxtapoz office, and anyone who follows baseball knows that players can be a tad on the eccentric and unique side. They also suffer some of the most bizarre injuries of all athletes. Hence Left Field Cards brilliant "Bizarre Injuries" postcard linocut set done in the linocut medium, featuring some of the best moments of the low points of an MLB injury. Nolan Ryan got bitten by a coyote? That is a great one.
From the Left Field site:
Behind Left Field Cards is Amelie Mancini, a painter and printmaker originally from France, a terrible, terrible place where baseball does not exist. After moving from Paris to NYC in 2006, she became an avid Mets fan and has produced several paintings on the subject of sports in general, and baseball in particular, all of which can be seen on her personal website.
She decided to create her own baseball (post)cards in the spring of 2011 using linocuts as her medium. She hand prints every card, one by one, on an ancient Washington hand press hosted in the basement of the Greenpoint Reformed Church, blocks from her studio.
The cards are printed on a beautiful letterpress paper using rubber-based inks and are neatly wrapped in silkscreened vellum. They are available for purchase by packs of 5 cards. Because the cards are printed individually, they have a texture and quality which make each card truly unique.
A portion of the sales goes to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen.
via The Citrus Report