Much maligned, often referred to as the “lowly fish” or the most unattractive in the Atlantic, and yet the reason for Europeans venturing to the unwelcoming shores of New England, the codfish has found new life on Cape Cod. Artist and graphic designer, Andrew Newman has given the ubiquitous cod a place in the world of art and humor. His cod cards celebrate all of life’s holidays, joy, beauty, and sometimes sadness.
Why, one wonders, would an artist use the cod as his muse? For Andrew it was a natural evolution. Living on Cape Cod, in the midst of such dramatic scenery provided seemingly endless inspiration for him, and listening to the dropped r’s of native speakers completed his vision. Cape Card has taken the cod to new heights, infusing it with whimsy, humor, and love.. Keep checking our website for new additions.
About Cape Card
Cape Card began in December, 2007 with “The Christmas Cod”, and quickly expanded into “The Hallmark of Cods.” Cape Card has allowed Mr. Newman to use his illustration skills and sense of humor to create a wide range of images for a multitude of applications. Cape Card® also has a store on Etsy at www.etsy.capecard.com and a blog at www.capecard.posterous.com.
About the prints
The images are printed on acid free, archival stock similar in appearance to watercolor paper. The printer used is the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 which uses Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment inks. These prints should not fade for 150 – 200 years under glass if not in direct sunlight. Most images are also available in 5x7, 8x10, and 16x20 sizes.
About the cards
Most of the "cods" and cards are printed commercially on heavy stock with the outside coated, and the inside matte for writing. Cards that have not made prime time yet are printed in the studio on heavy matte stock on the same printer used for the archival prints. All of Cape Card's prints, cards, stickers and posters are printed in the USA. All cards come with envelopes.