Friday, June 27, 2008

Animated Automata Greeting Cards with Sound

For some time now, many greeting cards have featured a small electronic sound device that is triggered when the card recipient opens the card. Greeting card maker Hallmark has introduced a new line of greeting cards that also incorporate motion.
Animated Automata Greeting Cards with Sound by Hallmark
Their motion-related cards come in two forms. The motion-only variety feature a small finger-crank on the lower right face of the card that, when rotated, sets the design on the face of the card in motion. Hallmark has also introduced a few larger-format cards the incorporate motion and sound -- as seen here in this retro party scene card. When the crank is turned the cartoon party-goer characters on the front of the card move in appropriate ways and the song "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones is played.

This design in particular is a perfect blend of artwork, motion, and sound. This is the first time in my life I have bought greeting cards for no reason other than I liked them so much.

Thanks to automata-maker Tom Haney for telling me about them!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Greeting cards said...

Great creative work

November 19, 2009 6:29 AM  
Anonymous arco logon said...

Yeah. nice work.

April 1, 2010 11:46 AM  

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