Well respected for its strong moral beliefs as well as having the courage of its convictions on the creative front, Cath Tate Cards is striding out in two different directions with the ranges it is launching at Top Drawer on Demand this week.
The card publisher has reinforced its belief in inclusivity as well as commitment to women cartoonists with a collection of designs by Dandy Doodlez into its Cath Tate Cartoons range.
Dandy Doodlez (pictured top) is a disabled/chronically ill digital artist who primary focus is on queer and disability representation. Dandy’s wry and pithy cartoons have authenticity and acerbic wit.
“Disability is not something that ever features on greeting cards, but it should,” states Rosie Tate, director of Cath Tate Cards. “Working with Dandy means we have been able to give disabled people a voice on the card racks – and they are funny too!” adds Rosie.
Another notable new licensing tie-up for Cath Tate Cards is its Max Made Me Do It collection, a collaboration with interior design goddess Carol Maxwell.
Drawn initially to Carol’s distinctive prints for kids, Rosie invited Carol to collaborate on a range of greeting cards. The goal has been to marry Carol’s love of vintage botanical illustrations, bold colour and typography with the familiar humour and playful tone of Cath Tate Cards.
Carol has a strong retail customer base already with a large Instagram following and hugely successful online shop and real life bricks and mortar shop in South East London, where she sells greeting cards but also prints, kids clothing, wallpaper and homewares of her work.
Top: Dandy Doodlez’s primary focus is on queer and disability representation.