After being asked to produce another card series by Canteen I became fascinated with the history of card giving, particularly Victorian calling cards.
Cards were sent to residents or left by visitors when messages weren’t able to be delivered in person.
A coding system was implemented as a quick reference as to what type of messages the cards contained. Each corner of the card was assigned a different meaning, condolences, goodbye, congratulations, and when folded it represented the calling card's content.
This card series explored the folded corner system. The first image was used in the 2015 Canteen greeting card collection.