[Greetings card] E. Kerr 300/500
[Greetings card] NEW YEAR GREETINGS / NEW YEAR GREETINGS
[Greetings card] Year of the monkey / Limited edition 500 / Issued by Lawrence Cheung Limited / Illustration by Elizabeth Kerr / Silk screen printed by Chadhurst Studio / Printed on Consort Royal Supreme Matt 300gsm / supplied by Guppy Paper / Tissue printed on 17gsm coloured Cap / supplied by Sier Papers / Reprographic by Stones DTP / Labels litho printed by Malvern Press / Envelopes hand-made by Baddeley Brothers
[Greetings card] YEAR OF THE MONKEY / monkey people are good at business diplomacy and making deals / people born in the year of the monkey are always talkative / a person born under this sign is well informed and has lots of common sense / people born in this year are usually successful in any field they choose / those born in this year are often intolerant of less gifted people / a monkey person is always happy to make a big decision / monkey people are appeasers rather than fighters / 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1992 FEBRUARY 4TH / LAWRENCE CHEUNG LIMITED / DESIGN CONSULTANTS / 1-2 ATLAS MEWS / RAMSGATE STREET / LONDON E8 2NA / TELEPHONE 071-254 2468
[Greetings card] Rectangular envelope (landscape format) made of brown wrapping paper. Handmade envelope, A4 size, in brown/parcel paper.
[Greetings card] Sheet of white card (landscape format) with screeprinted image of a bunch of bananas with a sticky-backed fruit label applied to the image
[Greetings card] Folded sheet of blue tissue paper printed in yellow with curved lines of text
Every year since 1988, Lawrence Cheung, a design consultancy working predominantly for public sector and non-profit clients, has produced a limited edition Chinese New Year greeting for its clients and friends. The greetings - almost never in the format of a straighforward card - have a fresh and witty take on the animal symbolism of traditional Chinese astrology.