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Meet the Designer: Near Modern Disaster

Meet the Designer: Near Modern Disaster

If your card-sending-style falls in the "the raunchier and sassier the better" camp, you're about to fall in love with Near Modern Disaster

Creator Sam Kramer gets us every time. She's a one-woman-show, who's been designing brazen, honest cards with an edge since 2009. Her initial tagline was "cards for people you want to make out with," which she claims is still pretty much accurate. We recently got a chance to learn a bit more about Sam, her cards and the problem with koalas. 

How would you describe your style?
Simple, yet unique. Heavily peppered with humor and awkward sentiments.

Where do you look for inspiration?
I make it a habit to keep funny people around—so friends are always a source of inspiration. If all else fails, alcohol.

What’s the most memorable card you’ve ever sent or received?
I'm pretty sure I've kept every card I've ever received—and while I can't think of one in particular that stands out above and beyond the others, I did always love the way my grandmother would sign cards, "I am doing OK."

If you had the option of adopting a baby fox or baby koala, which one would you choose?
I'm pretty sure all koalas have syphilis? I'll take a fox, please.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
Sunscreen (my skin is nearly see-through), some way to listen to Superchunk, someone to hang out with (and make out with).

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