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Hello! My name is Charley Cohen. I am a professional ballerina by day but decided to open Modern Rubbish in 2010 after flipping through the journals of my youth; I was inspired to turn my melodramatic rants and bad poetry into cards. Call me old fashioned, but I have a softness in my heart for the handwritten note.

I asked my longtime boyfriend and artist, Peter Dimick to illustrate the cards. His artwork shown at San Francisco's Hang Art Gallery is loud, eclectic and pure awesome. At first, Pete was lukewarm to the idea of strange, albeit morbid greeting cards but the initial sketches were too funny to be ignored and Modern Rubbish took flight.

Each card is an original work of art. Peter draws using ink pens, watercolor pencils and paintbrushes and I write the wording in stencils. The original artwork is then converted to a digital image. We use a…

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  • Joined January 22, 2011

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About

Hello! My name is Charley Cohen. I am a professional ballerina by day but decided to open Modern Rubbish in 2010 after flipping through the journals of my youth; I was inspired to turn my melodramatic rants and bad poetry into cards. Call me old fashioned, but I have a softness in my heart for the handwritten note.

I asked my longtime boyfriend and artist, Peter Dimick to illustrate the cards. His artwork shown at San Francisco's Hang Art Gallery is loud, eclectic and pure awesome. At first, Pete was lukewarm to the idea of strange, albeit morbid greeting cards but the initial sketches were too funny to be ignored and Modern Rubbish took flight.

Each card is an original work of art. Peter draws using ink pens, watercolor pencils and paintbrushes and I write the wording in stencils. The original artwork is then converted to a digital image. We use a local, family owned eco-friendly printer in SF. They have wind powered printers, how cool is that?! We use post consumer waste recycled paper and vegetable based toners.

Check out my blog for the latest happenings!
www.modernrubbish.com

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