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Nontraditional Valentine’s Cards

 Source: Emily McDowell During the Valentine’s Day social networks feeds were full of hearts, flowers, balloons, gifts, photos from cafes, restaurants and other romantic locations. Society and media push most of us to go crazy around the day of love. What about people who don’t care much about this day but would like to share the moment of card giving? Here some fast ideas on celebrating this occasion the other way.

Hilariously Creepy Valentine’s Day Cards

Love sometimes makes us say or do some very weird things. Australian art collective, HubbaWelcome, mocks the head-over-heels in love sort of fluffiness by presenting an almost stalker-ish series of Valentine’s day postcards. Chris Mundy and Greg Lockhart, currently based in East London, say their inspiration comes from the online culture and the loneliness and isolation that the information age evokes. [Via HubbaWelcome]

Reviving Egypt’s Postcards, at 10 Mahmoud Bassiouny

Project Postcard, a simple yet appealing initiative set to redefine postcards of Egypt. The eye-catching project is a product of conversations between Gino Kamal, Hoda El Sherif and Heba Nawara of Egyptian art & culture studio 10 Mahmoud Bassiouny in Cairo. They discovered that by conducting a simple Google image search for keywords “Egypt postcards“, results returned very traditional types of postcards with prints of pharaohs, pyramids, and museums; stereotypes that -according to them- do not represent today’s Egypt anymore.

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