Far from Hallmark:
Official Street Cards
2/1/06 - LatinRapper.com news
For those people who are looking for cards with a more urban
edge to them, from Brooklyn, New York comes Official Street
Cards. The company was founded June of last year by Alex
Vasquez, who describes the cards as "hood feelings expressing
a greeting." In discussing his motivation to create the card
line, Vasquez explained to LatinRapper.com "Seeing that
there's nothing out there that I could just say exactly what
I'm thinking, I'm not too much into the real Hallmark card
that goes in depth with the mushy stuff"
Street Cards can be found online and in 20 locations
throughout Brooklyn and New Jersey, Vasquez hopes to one day
find his cards among established ones at stores like Walgreens.
The Street Cards website includes a feature where visitors can
submit a card design which will go under review by those
people involved with the company, if a card is selected for
use then the artist will receive a copy of their card in the
Vasquez points out that his company is diverse. "I'm Puerto
Rican, there's Afro-Americans thatís involved with it, so its
multicultural company," stated Alex. "We have Chinese
illustrators, we have Caucasian illustrators, people are
connected with the actual company."