cards are a labor of love
by photographer artist Jan Oswald.Twenty
of commercial photography expertise went into the image making process.
studied Vivy for years, wondering what Vivy would do if she could do anything:
if she could fly, if she had a face lift, if she could go to the moon, if
she was a flower,
a gargoyle, an angel. Jan has been taking the photos for nine years. She
countless hours perfecting the digital images. And she insists on superior
She wants everyone to share her love of Vivy and the bulldog breed.
cards are individually crafted, they
are not mass produced using
photographic formulas or trendy phrases. Each card takes approximately one
two weeks to produce. When Jan gets an idea, she plans how to photograph
what elements are needed,
what backgrounds and sets need to be built, what expression she will elicit
Vivy, what kind of post production digital work will need to be done. When
the set is
constructed, and the lights are set and tested, and the polaroids are looking
what Jan wants, then Vivy is brought in. The actual photo session usually
20 minutes. Then the film is processed, scanned and the digital work is
is responsible for every aspect of the card making process.
the cards, builds the sets, takes the photographs, does the digital compositing,
writes the copy lines all herself. She chooses the paper stock and oversees
printing process. Jan even designs and develops the website.
VivyLand card line uses the highest quality printing available.
premium paper stock in four color offset printing, by local Denver printer
Graphics, using Heidelberg presses. Our envelopes also exceed normal stationery
standards, and are made from high quality 25% cotton fiber bond paper.
short, we love these cards! VivyLand greeting cards are
designed them to last
for years. And Jan hopes you derive as much pleasure looking at them as
Mission is to bring love and joy into peoples lives. We
do this with Vivy's light
hearted whimsical cards as well as additional high quality english Bulldog
merchandise, services, and information. We believe the English Bulldog represents
(being true to oneself), tenacity (strength of purpose), and generosity
We are adding new things
to our website every day, and we always appreciate your suggestions! Send
your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org