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12/24 - 12/31/13: I'm on holiday travels! Orders placed will be shipped on 1/3/14
Jan 13: Featured on Etsy's blog! What an honor. Thanks! http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/keep-it-weird-the-sweet-life/

AUG 24: Vacation time! :) Orders placed now will be shipped on September 7.

AUG 1: Awwww yeeah--thank you to those who participated in the ROOM TO READ sale yesterday! The 20k goal has been reached AND MORE! That means 2 libraries will be built :)

If you missed the sale, become a fan on facebook and you'll be in the know next time with the rest of the SUPER ELITE ;). http://www.facebook.com/YeOldeGangster

***VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY! Win fifteen cards from my 2013 series. Just click "share" and comment on the latest post at www.facebook.com/YeOldGangster ***

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SALE TODAY 7/31: Save 50%, and 50% goes to the Room to Read Charity!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78835054/sale-today-731-this-day-is-going-to-be

Today really is going to be legen... wait for it... dary.

What's this all about? Well, my favorite author, Tim Ferriss, is doing something SPECTACULAR for his 34th birthday: He's building a library for underprivileged children overseas via RoomToRead.org. If he raises $20,000 at http://bit.ly/oQYQoM by TONIGHT 11:59 PST July 31, 2011, he will foot the bill for another $20,000.

His book, the Four-Hour-Workweek has influenced my life directly, and this shop would not exist today if I hadn't read it. It has inspired me to really define my dream life (live everywhere, connect with amazing people, avoid getting a job and make money with my passion for letterpress & design) and make it a reality. He is bribing us to spread the word, and its a great opportunity to spread some goodness in the world. I know I wouldn't be where I am today without the ability to read.

So, I'd like to chip in--this brand new card is dedicated to Room to Read, and if you order it (or any other cards) in my shop until 11:30 PST (need some time to make the donation!) use coupon code ROOMTOREAD at checkout and receive 50% off, and I will donate 50% of your purchase to the cause. And since you're gonna have at least an extra $2.50 in the bank, what better way to spend it then by donating it directly to Room to Read at http://bit.ly/oQYQoM Many small things add up to some great ones.. don't be afraid to donate even $1.

Spread the word (facebook, twitter, carrier pigeon, craigslist, strip tease for charity, etc) so the next generation of little ones can grow up reading & appreciating slutty gangster rap/internet meme cards. Er, I mean so that they can read Nietzsche and Plato.

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***JULY 20, 2011 Update: Everything is back in stock after the huge rush from the feature on Cool Material--thanks so much for your continued support! There are also 2 totally new cards--"You's a motherfucking p-i-m-p." and "The back of your head is ridiculous."

***JULY 9, 2011 Please Note: Due to the overwhelming traffic I received from the feature on www.coolmaterial.com this week, both "Damn, you's a sexy bitch" and "Go shorty its your birthday are on backorder and orders placed now will be shipped next week. Also note that they will be a second printing: either an almost identical silkscreen version, or a slightly different but equally or more awesome design with the same text printed in the original letterpress method. P.S. Thank you SO MUCH Cool Material! Such an honor!***

***June 27, 2011: NEW! Check out the sexy new facebook page and website. Be a fan on facebook for updates & special discounts for gangsters such as yourself at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ye-Olde-Gangster/225715137455902. ***

Gangster-rap, letterpress greeting cards by Melissa Rachel Black, aka Ye Olde Gangster.

This shop is a small, one woman effort. Everything you see here is created by me, Melissa Rachel Black. I love making things, and if you like what you see, I'd love it if you could share a link on your facebook, twitter, or email to friends who you know would feel the same.

See all of my work at flickr.com/photos/melissarachelblack
Web www.melissarachelblack.com
Etsy www.melissarachelblack.etsy.com
Blog http://melissarachelblack.wordpress.com/
Twitter twitter.com/yeoldegangster

Places you can find my art:
Cool Material
Urban Outfitters
Pecannoot
booooooom
The Presurfer
FecalFace
The Militant
Rapt
Schmap Paris
Articulate
Leeds Student
The Scribe
Matchbox Magazine
Luxemburg - Germany
Good Times
Fish Rap Live!
City On A Hill Press

Thanks for stopping by!

***Please note: As of November 2010, I have relocated from California to Germany. All greeting cards are available for immediate shipping in my new home, so please feel free to order & they will be shipped within 3 days. If you'd like to order any other item, please message before purchase. Thanks!***

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.