Art of the Gift Card


Gift cards can be a scourge at Christmas, a lazy substitute for the beautifully wrapped present. But at least some are creative – like this one for Mister Lube.  It’s the replica of a dashboard light, by Dave Thornhill of Toronto.  The rest of these, much as I abhor the practice, are also worth a look for their creative art and design.

giftcard5Detroit Institute of Arts – Michelle Kathryn, Rochester, Minnesota



Safeway Gift Card – Alex Castellanos, Wichita, Kansas

giftcard6Nike Action Sports – Alex Brubacher, Chicago

giftcard7Carhartt (outerwear) – Julie McCarthy, Detroit


From Mastermind Toys, Toronto


What if a gift card could be a toy as well? – By Travis Robertson, creative director for Target Corp.


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