To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the contemporary tanka journal GUSTS, editor Kozue Uzawa produced a series of five postcards featuring her favorite covers and asked me to design a wrapper for the postcards.
The front design shows a frog serenading another frog by reciting a tanka.
The concept is simple: two frogs fall in love, they have children, they age, meanwhile their children grow up, fall in love, have children, age, etc. The cycle repeats to infinity (from front to back).
The postcards were recently delivered with GUSTS No. 20 Fall/Winter 2014 (10th anniversary issue). Enjoy!