Edward Gorey Verse Advice Notecards
Edward Gorey’s characters regularly find themselves in odd—even disastrous—circumstances. They’ve seen their fair share of mishaps and are wiser as a result (if they haven’t met their unfortunate ends, of course). Now, they’re passing along their sage advice in this boxed notecard assortment of images from Gorey’s Verse Advice. From home improvement to organization, the advice in these illustrations is truly quotidian.
The decorative box contains five each of the following four quotes and illustrations:
It’s possible to pick up crumbs / By pressing on them with the thumbs.
The helpful thought for which you look / Is written somewhere in a book.
A one or two inch piece of string / Cannot be used for anything.
A timely use of glue or paste / May well prevent a shocking waste.
The 20 notecards (no inside greeting) are printed in full color on recycled high-quality card stock with soy based inks; soft white envelopes
Edward Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. His artworks are collected and treasured throughout the world.
Card size: 5” x 7”. 20 Notecards with 20 envelopes, 5 each of 4 designs