Architect, industrial designer, and artist Alexander Girard—or Sandro, to friends—designed textiles, logos, and other aesthetic flourishes for Nelson and Eames furniture, Braniff Airlines’ colorful interiors, the Time-Life Building, and many other epitomal mid-century modern icons. Rediscover the streamlined artistry of the Jet Age and celebrate in timeless style with Alexander Girard’s invitations and cards.
Alexander Girard prints are known for their bold use of shapes and a color sense drawn from the artist’s love of Southwestern folk art. Start your dinner party with invitations featuring the signature suns of La Fonda del Sol, Palio’s geometric patterns, Quatrefoil’s abstract blossoms, or the graphic yet lush flora of his Eden prints for the Herman Miller company. Girard’s striking stripes create variations on a classic theme that make them perennial designs for any occasion. His silk-screened prints like Hand and Dove—originally designed to beautify workspaces—put a modern finish on reflective nature scenes and pastoral moods. Once you pick a favorite design, use our online design tool to customize and format your invitation’s wording. Track your guests’ RSVPs and use the messaging options to send directions, updates, or any last-minute requests.
Every year, Girard designed his own custom greeting cards to send friends and family. Continue a gracious tradition with his timelessly modern symbols of hospitality. Send his famous International Love Heart for your holiday wishes or a more romantic notion to your beau on Valentine’s Day. If you can’t send actual flowers, one of Girard’s cards designed with a papercraft-inspired bouquet or a Good Luck Clover makes a lovely replacement. If you’re a holiday card traditionalist, send your yearly missive on flat-printed paper cards in thick or double-thick stock. For messages with just one reader, a single keepsake greeting on a folded card offers you plenty of room for your own epistolary genius.
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