Fun & Modern Greeting Cards on 100% Recycled Paper

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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We are on vacation at the moment. Please come back on August 12!

Man vs. George Design

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Man vs. George Design


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Sales 5,612
On Etsy since 2009

Fun & modern greeting cards and art prints on 100% recycled paper ... made with love in the great Midwest!

MAN vs. GEORGE DESIGN was founded in 2009 by Ryan and Tilney, and is based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (the first suburb west of Milwaukee). Ryan, the artist behind MvG, died unexpectedly in 2014; Tilney is continuing the business as a tribute to his memory.

MAN vs. GEORGE DESIGN offers a large collection of fun and modern greeting cards and art prints. Our bold and colorful greeting cards have a flip-side surprise...the designs wrap around from front to back for an extra pop of color and fun! Everything we make comes from a pet-free, smoke-free studio.

Designing greeting cards started solely for personal reasons: We realized the night before our niece Lucy's birthday party that we had forgotten to pick up a card, so Ryan designed one that night. It featured a pair of spider monkeys holding up a banner reading "Happy Birthday". When it came time to print, Ryan thought the back of the card looked so bare and empty, so he continued the design from the front to the back of the card. The back showed one of the monkeys holding up a new sign reading "Wowie Zowie" -- that was Lucy's favorite expression at the time. The card was the hit of the party, so Ryan continued designing them for family celebrations. Within a few months, he had a small collection of cards that varied in subject matter but all had the signature MAN vs. GEORGE look -- clean and modern designs with bright colors and designs on both sides of the card.

We started selling the cards in a few local shops and got valuable feedback from shoppers and retailers as we continued to expand the line of cards. In January 2010 we launched our collection on Etsy. We enjoy maintaining a shop on Etsy because it has not only connected us with thousands of shoppers from all over the world, but it has led to several wholesale accounts from retailers who found our designs here. Find our retailer map here:

We love what we do...especially the thought that our cards get to play even a small part of someone's big day!

Shop members

  • Tilney


  • Ryan


    Ryan designed all of our cards and art prints. He died in 2014, but his bright, colorful artwork lives on and continues to make people smile all over the world.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016
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Wholesale availability

Why yes, thank you for asking! We do sell our cards wholesale to independent brick-and-mortar shops. Contact us for more information.