Robert Smith-themed Valentine by Matthew Lineham.
We’ve shared the work of New York-based artist Matthew Lineham previously on Dangerous Minds and I can personally vouch for the quality of his work. To say nothing of the reaction I’ve gotten from folks who have received one Lineham’s clever cards featuring images of 80’s horror movie slashers like Jason Voorhees or Re-Animator‘s deranged medical student, Herbert West.
Though I’m not trying shove the faux “holiday” of Valentine’s Day down your throat—it started as a marketing thing, there was nothing traditional about it—I couldn’t resist sharing Lindham’s 2017 cards. These old-school sheet cards contain the images of Robert Smith of The Cure, Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis and an entire collection featuring the many alter-egos of our dearly departed David Bowie. There are three sheets in each pack for a total of 27 cards that also contain amusing greetings that occasionally reference song titles from the artists’ catalogs, which makes them extra-special. Just like your funny valentine, right? You can order the cards now over at Lindham’s site which will ship them out on January 24th—just in time to send one along to someone who you think is “B-52 Cute!” Awww.
A sheet of the ‘New Wave’ themed valentines, 2017.
A sheet of the ‘New Wave’ themed valentines from 2016.
Lineham’s new ‘80s Horror’ themed valentines for 2017.
‘80s Horror’ themed valentines, 2016.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Heavy metal heroes Valentine’s Day cards
Glenn Danzig Valentine’s Day cards
Unhappy Valentine’s Day: Kim Gordon’s Break-Up Playlist