Heath Robinson Greetings Cards (Pack of 6)
By: William Heath Robinson
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A set of six humorous greetings cards by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) provides quirky and original scenes to celebrate rites of passage, both minor and major.
- RRP: £12.50 (incl. VAT)
- UK: £1.50
- International: £3.99
- Format: 105 x 148 mm folded (A6)
- Paper: FSC 300 gsm ivory laid cartridge
- Weight: 128 g
- Envelope: White
- Published: Aug. 2017
The cards cover six events that call for some personal record, including Birthday, St Valentine’s Day, Wedding, New Baby, Good Luck and Christmas, all illustrated by Heath Robinson in his inimitable style. From youthful romance to graceful ageing, and all the joys in between, he offers us a disarmingly warm-hearted view of the world and a compassionate tolerance of human foibles.
In this set you get six cards for the price of five. They were created as rewards for our Very Heath Robinson Kickstarter campaign and are now available exclusively from our web-site. They are not in the shops.
Each card is described in detail under Related products.
‘The quality most lasting of all in his work is the charm.’
— Philip Pullman (2014)
BirthdayAnother Revival of an Old Ceremony. The Birthday Kiss
St Valentine’s Day L’Art Mutuel
Wedding The Honeymoon Taxi
New Baby How to get a good night’s sleep in spite of interruptions
Good Luck Sorry to see you go
Christmas Winter Joys in the Park
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is one of the few artists whose names have become part of the English language. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression is used to describe ‘any absurdly ingenious and impractical device’. Heath Robinson started out as a landscape artist and book illustrator before finding world-wide fame with his mechanical fantasies. He invented machines for making coffee, lighting cigars, extinguishing candles, peeling potatoes, testing raincoats, saving chickens from injury when crossing the road and conducting just about every other conceivable, and sometimes inconceivable, activity. He satirized the new ways of living that came with technological change, small flats and shortages, creating a whimsical social commentary on his times: history encapsulated in pictures.
The Set of Six Cards
In the back row are (from left) the Valentine, Wedding, Good Luck and Christmas cards; in the front, New Baby and Birthday.