Meet Barbara Raidl, a trained painter who fell in love with the art of screen printing and founder of Kinaloon. Barbara started Kinaloon in 2009 with the idea that greeting cards would become art: every image on every card is hand-drawn, inked on mylar, and then silk-screened by herself.
Just like her art, Barbara’s stationery designs come from her own life. Every flower design is inspired by the flowers in her backyard. Some of the other designs come from her friends’ love of birds. Or being impressed by the thousand origami cranes a friend and his wife made for their wedding.
What makes Barbara’s silk-screened cards different from other cards is the visual training she received by studying painting. In fact, with more than a decade of formal training as a painter, Barbara even prints like a painter!