We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day here at Syracuse Poster Project with a newly designed–and, free–Valentine’s Day Card! Since we began issuing Valentine’s Day cards in 2013, we’ve had some beauties, but we’re especially happy with this one by Naomi Masingale. Naomi is our Outreach Intern for the Spring Semester. She graduated from Pratt with a degree in Communication Design and Illustration and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Arts Administration at Le Moyne College.
You can find Naomi’s Valentine’s Day Card here. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, you can download any of our other specially designed cards here and print them yourself. You’ll have a PDF of an 8.5 x 11-inch sheet, which you can trim and fold into a 5 x 7-inch card. Writing a haiku to your special someone couldn’t be easier!
And, as haiku is our forte, we have searched our archives for words of Love that might inspire your own! Here, we re-post some haiku from our 2016 Valentine’s blog.
Oubon Phommanyrath’s (Syracuse 2013) haiku transcends the ordinary with her thoughtfully chosen words:
I chase the song of life. My heart knows the hidden path, where love finds me.
Kathryn Hammer (Syracuse 2015) speaks tenderly of love with her endearing haiku:
Love, come sit by me The sun is tucking in now My shoulder is yours
Marilyn Shelton (Dunmore 2003) engages us in a stolen moment of love with her charming haiku:
Young opera moon, you caught us stealing kisses Under red awnings!
Sandra Hewett’s (Syracuse 2014) haiku nicely sets the scene for a romantic evening shared with a loved one:
Candles glow brightly On the table as we eat– Faces full of love
Speaking of romance, it might be snowy and cold outside, but our featured 2007 Syracuse Poster Project haiku poster is sure to warm you on this St. Valentine’s Day. The poet: long-time Syracuse haiku contributor, Robert Gaurnier, and former Syracuse University Illustration student, Bret Supranowicz, now working in New York City as a designer and illustrator; he is also the Creative Director at Xtreme Time Inc..
Beneath many stars / diners feast on sweet music / in Armory Square
If you are still stuck for ideas to give your Valentine, check out our Pinterest Board, where another of our volunteers, Naomi Coufal, has cleverly gathered together several romance-themed posters from our archives for easy viewing and shopping.
Wishing you a warm and happy Valentine’s Day!