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A Short History of Saucy Postcards

Fancy a piece of rock, cock?

Saucy postcards were all the rage back in the mid 20th Century.  They might have gone out of fashion, but we’re carrying on the tradition!

Here at DYP we like to think we’re original.  But we’re not the first to produce risqué cards.  Some of them were pretty awful.  But we admire the stand they took against uptight politicians.

Saucy Postcards

Postcards first became popular at the end of the Nineteenth Century.  The Post Office gave permission for them to be sent through the post.  And it wasn’t long before they started getting a bit racy.  By the 1930s saucy postcards at the seaside became all the rage.  Cartoons featuring stereotyped characters – the fat vicar, the drunk, the “henpecked” husband – were mixed with a liberal smattering of bawdy innuendo.

The suggestive captions never quite spelt out sex.  But it was usually implied.  And the cruder they were, the more popular.  During the 1930s they sold at a rate of knots.  16 million cards were sold a year.

Various companies produced them, with numerous cartoonist working on them.  But the biggest name was Donald McGill.  His postcards were the most popular.  And they remain the most popular as collectors’ items too.

Donald McGill

Donald McGill was born into a straight-laced “respectable” Victorian family.  At 32 years of age, he gave up a secure job to start his career as saucy postcard artist.  He continued to work til his death at 87 years.  Throughout his career, he had to fight of not only the disapproval of his family, but the law.

Saucy postcards

During the 50s the newly elected Conservative government made a stand.  They believed that these cards were so outrageous, they were undermining the moral fibre of the country.  They were determined to stamp out such obscenity.  The 1857 Obscenity Act was called upon.  Shops were raided and closed down.  Artists were arrested and tried.  They almost broke the postcard industry.  In 1954 McGill was subjected to a show trial and sentenced with a huge fine.

In 1960s government relaxed a little bit, and the postcard industry recovered.  But through the 70s and 80s, the quality of art work deteriorated.  Changing attitudes meant that people weren’t so keen on the stereotypes and sexism.  The cards saw a decline in popularity.  McGill never made a lot of money from his art.  Perhaps because he kept getting fined?

Its funny to look back on those cards and think they caused such outrage.  We’re sure we’d be up in court too if we went back to the 50s.  Society seems to realise that morals aren’t undermined by a bit of cheeky.  And aren’t we glad of that!

 

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The 100 Days Project up to day 29

camel toe cards

The 100 Days project up to day 29 has been a really great experience, one where I’ve explored hundreds of rude and vulgar swear words, discovered the etymology of these words and then rewrote them to have a humorous slant. The idea was to create a body of work that would eventually be tweaked then put into production as greetings card, prints and t-shirts.

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Non religious Easter Greetings Cards

calories non religious easter greetings cards

Non Religious Easter Greetings Cards – sounds completely ironic doesn’t it? Being a non religious person but living in a country that has lots of religious festivals and Bank Holidays, it’s quite difficult to avoid them. However, I do quite enjoy the gathering of friends and family for an Easter Sunday feast! I love the rustle and garish foil covered chocolate eggs. I guess I really enjoy the pagan side of the festival as apposed to the Christian side of things. And that’s ok.

So with that in mind, I’ve created three cards based on chocolate consumption and the dreaded lactose intolerance! (more…)

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Outrageous Explicit Cards We Sell

HB slack twat cards

Outrageous Explicit Cards We Sell are only available to buy here at the DYP shop. You’ll find some of the naughtiest of the cards with words that are pretty outrageous and explicit but we know you’ll love them!

For a long time I tried to find greetings cards that were not slushy, or twee. That wasn’t embellished with glitter and had teddy bears or words of vomit inducing poetry plastered over them. So I decided to create my own work, to fit with people who I knew felt the same about cards. They wanted explicit greetings that made them giggle, be shocked and proper belly laugh.

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I hate you valentine greetings card

I hate you valentines greetings card

I hate you valentine greetings card is perfect for you miserable folk who hate all things slushy. Lots of you get a bit fed up as the 14th of February rushes towards us like a runaway train, bombarding you with lots of messages of love,slush and goo…

Alternative Valentines is rapidly becoming quite a large movement of people who don’t want to send poems and letters of love. So a ‘I hate you valentine greetings card’ is perfect for those of you who hate Valentines! Quite a lot of you love the sweary options for Valentines and that too has become an alternative from the fluffy teddy bears and twee greetings cards.

So here is an alternative for those of you who may want to send a Valentines to a frenemy or your loved one who you do hate or don’t hate – depends on your humour. Let’s celebrate with an anti Valentines and rebel against tradition!

This card is no longer available but don’t worry, there’s always next Valentines!

Instead you can find lots of outrageously rude and naughty greetings cards over at the DYP shop

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Happy Valentines You One Eyed Wonder Muscle!

Eyed Wonder Muscle Cards

Happy Valentines You One Eyed Wonder Muscle! Is in theme of the double entendres and innuendos, a perfect card for hiding a double meaning! Who is your one eyed wonder muscle? I bet you have someone in mind!

Working with GF Smith Papers, the stock for the new range of cards is now a whooping 400gsm luxury stock that makes the colour really pop! You can still have your cards personalised with your own messages and have your card posted onto a recipient. My aim is to offer you guys the best customer service experience and give you funny luxury greetings cards. Also we offer a censored version of our cards, though in this case we don’t think you need to have this card censored!

Head over to Not on the High Street to find this and many more fabulous Valentines cards. Find even more cards over on the DYP shop where you can view the entire collection of our work.

Bec x

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Sometimes less is more

HB sexy fucker star cards

For a while now many customers have asked whether I offered a censored version of the profanity cards because the person receiving the card might have small children who they don’t want to view the language or that they love profanity but not in such a blatant in your face way.

I always strive to give the best customer service experience because I want you to come back and continue to buy with me and share a few laughs. So for the cards that have profanity, there is now an option to purchase the card with a star over selected letters.

I really hope you enjoy them and please feel free to get in touch if you have a funny family saying that you’d love to see on a card. No request is too strange!

Here are some fabulous examples of the censored range.

 

Bec x

 

 

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I love your Bacon

New DYP cards

Seriously who does not love some bacon! 😉

This is a great card for all fans of bacon and is perfect for Valentines day! You can find this cheeky card here at Not on the High Street and it can be personalised and posted out to your chosen recipient, possibly with some chocolate coated bacon or bacon sauce or bacon sweets…

 

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Happy Valentines You Cunning Linguist

HV cunning linguist cards

Can you work out what it means? I bet you can if you really think about it!

This is one of the brand spanking new designs for 2015, a rather cheeky Valentines card set in the lovely wood type font and printed onto 400gsm luxury paper. I absolutely adore this card and it makes me chuckle every time!

Find it here at Not on the High Street where you can choose to have this card personalised or posted onto a recipient.

 

 

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Happy Valentines Big Balls

Valentines Big Balls cards

This card always makes me chuckle, and after being such a success over Christmas this is the Valentines incarnation, as requested by you guys.

As usual, this card can be personalised, posted anywhere (except the moon) and also I offer an express delivery service. All can be found here on Not on the High Street.

 

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