Best Bet: Rob Ryan’s Paper-Cut Cards


We first discovered artist Rob Ryan when he launched a mesmerizing pop-up shop in Earnest Sewn last spring. The London-based artist is known for his intricate paper cuts, the more substantial of which can sell for hundreds of dollars apiece. Since we're not quite prepared for that kind of art splurge, we were pleasantly surprised to find Ryan's new paper-cut cards at Catbird for just $3.95 a pop. Each of the three minutely detailed designs feature quirky messages; don’t miss our favorite, a sweetly persuasive ode to playing hooky. Send them the old-fashioned way (how quaint!) or frame them as miniature works of art.

Rob Ryan cards, $3.95 each at Catbird or online.