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Art + Illustration Cards

Artist Collection

A carefully curated collection of contemporary artwork presented as square format greeting cards. USTUDIO hand pick and license designs from professional illustrators from all over the world in this eclectic greeting card range. Arty, funny, beautiful, irreverent and all blank to send on any occasion or keep for yourself.

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CATS IN ART Greeting Cards


Combining a love of cats and a passion for popular culture, creator Nia Gould ('Niaski') has collaborated with USTUDIO to create a luxuriously produced, 'punny' card range reimagining the lives of cats in famous historical works of art. Originally based on the book 'A History of Art in 21 Cats' the designs have now expanded to include music and books.

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Happy Birthday Cards

Dave Newton

Dave Newton - one of our favourite people to work with. Full of happy, positive vibes with each design being meticulously created by hand. Dave does not use computers or tech to create his imagery. Everything here has been cut out by hand, specifically for working on a screenprint press. Positive messaging and shiny happy graphics - perfect for birthdays.

Who Are USTUDIO Design?

Designed in Bristol UK

USTUDIO Design are a multi award winning contemporary greeting card publisher. Renowned for our arty, illustrative style, our greeting cards are sometimes beautiful, often humorous but always exceptional on quality and finishing. We have been working out of Bristol design studios since 2003 where we design and collaborate with artists and illustrators to create paper and lifestyle products for 1000’s of shops, big and small, all around the world.

USTUDIO Collaborations

USTUDIO Design work with artists, designers, illustrators and creative like minded brands. Our collections are curated using the work of very talented individuals such as Al Murphy, Nia Gould, Dave Newton, Blanca Gomez and the awesome Studio Arhoj. We try to publish memorable cards that can become framable keepsakes and we hope that some of our cards are kept for many years.

Cards Can Be Art

To receive a card is a fantastic! It makes you feel loved or cared for because card sending is a positive means of connection between two individuals. They highlight a common bond whether it’s an appreciation of beauty or humour or simply that you care about that person. USTUDIO design cards with care and attention to the importance of these personal connections.



Friencils by USTUDIO Design are set of six HB pencils offering helpful, scribbly positive affirmations to keep your spirits up when the going gets tough. Each pencil features a different happy and positive slogan - words of support you might expect from your best friend when things aren't going your way.

They're packaged in a bright and sunny little box which means they're also great as a stationery gift for someone who will appreciate the sentiment.

Also in the collection: Rascally Friencils, Complimencils and Demotivational Pencil Sets.

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Al Murphy

Watership Downer

STOCK ALERT! The sad and literate bunny rabbit is back! We are delighted to reintroduce a limited edition run of one of our most iconic pieces: The Watership Downer stoneware mug.

With classic artwork by the crazy funny Al Murphy, this latest version is still blue inside.

The mug still has all the benefits of a mug and holds hot/cold liquids (coffee / tea / gin / Rishi Sunak's tears) but is cool and funny at the same time.

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Birthday Cards

Blanca Gómez

USTUDIO have been working with Madrid based illustrator for many years. We love her tasteful simplicity and are very happy to announce a new range for 2024. Continuing with Blanca's delicate feminine illustration but this time with added specific sentiment where all of the new designs have a birthday theme. Foils and embossing work well with this style of illustration and we have spared no expense on the attention to detail.

Photographic Cards

1000 Words

A mainstay of the USTUDIO collection: 1000 Words is a creative and humorous photographic greeting card range with imagery licensed from both professional and amateur photographers. Largely humourous in nature with a little digital editing on occasion the curation reflects the sense of fun that permeates the USTUDIO Design team. 1000 Words is also our most decorated range, with 3 Annual Greeting Card Design Awards to its name.

Award Winning

Over the years, USTUDIO Design have been shortlisted for 3 UK Gift of the Year awards and have won 8 Annual Design Awards for our Greeting Cards.

Awesome Ink & Happy Trees

All of our paper product is milled in the UK or the EU using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper. We print our product in the UK to the very highest standards and all of our product can be easliy recycled.

Where to buy

We are currently stocked in many independent stores, museums and galleries around the world. On the high street you can find us in Waterstones or National Trust or online directly from this site.

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