melissarachelblack

Melissa Rachel Black

Oregon, United States · 850 Sales

melissarachelblack

Melissa Rachel Black

Oregon, United States 850 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(167)

Announcement   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 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!***

Announcement

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 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 ***

*********
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.

*********

***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!***

Melissa Rachel Black

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You're Welcome - Handmade Card
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O.M.G. You So Sexy - Handmade Card
US$4.95
You Fucking Rock - Handmade Card
US$4.95
I Wanna F%ck You Like An Animal - Handmade Card
US$4.95
Handmade Card - Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
US$4.95
Hey Sexy Lady - Handmade Card
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Come On Baby Light My Fire - Handmade Card
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I Pick You - Handmade T-Shirt
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Hippy Birthday - Handmade Card
US$4.95
Happy Birthday- Handmade Card
US$4.95
Handmade Card - You're Classic
US$4.95
Handmade Card - You're The Best
US$4.95
Go Shorty It's Your Birthday - Handmade Card
US$4.95
Pop Bottles All Night - Handmade Card
US$4.95
F%ck B&tches. Get Money. - Handmade Card
US$4.95
Do You Believe In Magic - Handmade Card
US$4.95
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(167)
amykristineandersen

amykristineandersen on Sep 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this card! Great service and arrived very soon after purchasing!! :)

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E on Jul 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! I love the card so much! :)

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About

Look ma, I'm doing it!

I'm an illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. I make really simple black and white illustrations, not too different than what used to pepper the insides and outsides of my notebooks throughout school. I used to think I couldn't call myself an artist, because I can't draw photo-realistically, I'm terrible at proportions, and perspective and I will never be friends.

Eventually I decided to accept and embrace my style. I now have my own greeting card company, a book of downloadable stock illustrations, and I get to draw for people all over the world. Last Valentine's Day, I got my deer illustration tattooed on my arm--the very same deer that was the first illustration I sold--as a reminder that I'm enough, that imperfections are beautiful and what make us human, and to publish even though I'm scared.

My style is a reflection of my beliefs and my personality--I love the ideals of minimalism, focusing on mindfulness, that less is more, and finding beauty in simplicity. I also love the way kids experience life. Their wonder, curiosity, playfulness and joy inspire me on my darkest days, so I always try to remember to play while working. I chose this path, art and creativity, because it's brought me joy from a young age, and I hope that comes through in my creations. I really love to inspire others.

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    Hi! I'm Melissa. I'm the illustrator, designer and creator of everything you see in this shop. I live in Portland, Oregon with my fluffy white cat, Oreo Pie.

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    Portland, OR, United States

    These printers provide high quality work that I pass on to you!

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Last updated on September 7, 2011
***Special 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!***

Welcome to Mel's Diner: serving only the freshest art and design!

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.

*Please note: All images are Copyrighted to Melissa Rachel Black and All Rights Reserved. They may not be copied, used or reproduced without the expressed written permission of Melissa Rachel Black*

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Currently I accept Paypal as the preferred (and only automated) method of payment. If you wish to discuss another payment option, please contact me before making any purchase decisions.
Shipping
Your cards are shipped from my studio in Germany with Deutsche Post in 3 business days or less after your purchase. Tracking numbers available by request before shipment, include your request at checkout in "message to seller".
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges are permitted if the item is damaged due to seller error.
Additional policies and FAQs
The products for sale here are only a small portion of my work--see a larger selection at flickr.com/photos/melissarachelblack. Feel free to message me with a request for any item or image.

Thanks for stopping by!