If you're having a hard time figuring out what to give your dad for Father's Day, consider giving him a short but heartfelt message lovingly written in a card.

Can't think of a way to put your thoughts into words? Artist JOSE JOSE, a frequent Female Network contributor, might just be able to help you out. Today he releases a set of unique cards with writer Sara Dumaup entitled "Faces of Love: A Father's Day Collection." Each back-to-back postcard contains a hand-drawn sketch and a touching message for dad; even fathers who balk at mushy declarations of affection will love the simple lines!

JOSE JOSE shares that he and Sara were inspired by vintage photography for this set of cards, focusing on the little details that make someone's relationship with his or her father. "We didn’t want it to be as emotional as Mother’s Day, and we didn’t want to feature as many portraits," he explains. "The first is because men are often embarrassed by affection and react better to expressions of love when they are implied rather than declared, and the second was because I didn’t think my dad could fully appreciate a bunch of hunky faces!

"We thought then that visual abstractions of emotions would work instead, and the graphic colored shapes you see on our cards are meant to be non-verbal expressions of feelings like safety or gratitude or nostalgia," he adds.

Each card measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches and comes with its own envelope. The cards are available at Fully Booked branches in Serendra, Power Plant Mall, and Greenbelt 5 and cost P55 each. For any inquiries, send an email to j[at]josejoseblog.com.

Scroll through the gallery to see all six cards.

Which one is your favorite? Tell us in a comment!



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About the Artist:

Equipped with nothing but a love for fashion and art, J began his blog JOSE JOSE as a venue for expressing himself through illustration. Despite his lack of any experience in drawing, he eventually formed a style of his own, marked by a focus on light and emotion. Today, JOSE JOSE boasts a steady online following that continues to grow. Now in his final year at university, J hopes that his passion for menswear leads him to a strong career in men's retail, where he feels his talents would be best applied.  

Check out his blog, JOSE JOSE, at josejoseblog.com.

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