Lavenderpop Greeting Cards offer eye catching designs by local illustrator Otis Richardson. Created to show affirming images of the Black community, the card line includes Birthday, Encouragement, blank cards and most major holidays.
Dimensions: 5 x 7"
Materials: paper greeting cards
Lavenderpop Greeting Card
Otis Richardson is a fine artist and illustrator residing in Chicago. Born in South Carolina, he is a graduate of South Carolina State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. On the graduate level, he studied at Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Media Studies.
Otis’s work as an illustrator has appeared in national, local publications and books. These include Sophisticate Black Hair Care magazine, Out And Proud In Chicago, BlackLines, The Chicago Reader, and Chicago Department of Public Health. His fine art has been exhibited in shows sponsored by Stone Art Supply, The ETA Theater, Echoes of Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Stony Island Arts Bank, Arts Incubator, Prairie Avenue Gallery, and Black Creativity sponsored by the Museum of Science and Industry.
After co-creating BlackPop Greeting Cards in 1999 with former business partner Hana Anderson, Otis launched Lavenderpop Greeting Cards in 2004 and the eye-catching cards representing the Black community continues to grow. Lavenderpop cards are currently carried in select WHOLE FOODS, LOCAL MARKET and 11 JEWEL-OSCO grocery stores.
Otis is a longtime supporter of creative arts and social justice activities. He is a current member of the Soka Gakkai International Nichiren Buddhists and ADOS, American Descendants of Slavery Reparations movement.