Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When a Little Goes a Long Way

I like to take pleasure in the simple things. Mac and cheese is my favourite food, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a good read and Dumb and Dumber cheers me up on a rough day. Although most of my days are packed with activity, I love to revel in the quiet as much as one possibly can in a house with two young children who have a knack for running laps around the main living area as if they were Usain Bolt basking in his own greatness.

As far as cards go, simple can be a great thing too. Done right, white space is aesthetically pleasing. Other than Topps' recent blank sketch cards they put in Topps Baseball, here's a card that has some of the most white space I can recall off hand:

Scooby-Doo: Mysteries and Monsters Case Card CL1 (Inkworks, 2003)

Scooby-Doo: Mysteries and Monsters Case Card CL1 (Inkworks, 2003) (Back)

The card comes from Inkworks' 2003 Scooby-Doo: Mysteries and Monsters. It was a case topper. I recently picked it up for a few dollars simply because it made me laugh. I grew up loving (and being scared of) Scooby-Doo and I love cards about cards. This self-referential masterpiece gets them both with hilarious results. Even the back takes the minimalist approach. Clearly, this is an instance where less is more and there's some complex thought behind its simplicity.


Captain Canuck said...

damn! there just isn't enough Scooby Doo in the blogosphere....

SportsCardGirl said...

Yes i agree with you Ryan, simplicity is beauty. And also the fact that Scooby Doo is well-known so it is fine not to put much in a card. Everyone can easily related even by seeing the name logo.

Todd Uncommon said...

That blank Scooby-Doo image is