Sam Kramer's Profile
I’m Sam Kramer - the one-lady operation behind Near Modern Disaster. I’ve been working under the name since 1999 - when I first came across the Near (modern) Disaster series by photographer Nic Nicosia. I loved the series - and obviously loved the title. A few years into my run, Nicosia got word that I was using the name. He approved of my remarkable taste in 2003 - let’s hope he still feels the same.
Near Modern Disaster has gone through many incarnations over the years. (It was a killer Geocities page back in the day.) Its current (and most memorable) form as a line of note cards has been around since January of 2009.
While we'd been "in the game" for a while, 2014 marked Near Modern Disaster’s first big push into the wholesale market. We added lots of new designs to the line and we updated some…
- Born on April 14
- Joined March 11, 2007