Gift a handwritten note or record your intentions with these postcards, journals, and stationery sets—because messages and feelings hit differently when they’re written versus typed.
Faith, Hope and Love NotebookRegular price $18.00
Unique exposed binding allows the journal to lie flat and its rigid cover provides a stable on-the-go writing surface
Paper-wrapped hard covers feature delightful artwork by Stacy H. Kim embellished with Rose gold foil stamping
192 lined pages have stylishly rounded corners and color-coordinated gilding on all four sides
6. 5 x 8. 625 inches 192 lined pages
Jimmy /Jordan Double SidedRegular price $15.50
Size: 30 Square Feet / 76.2 cm x 3.05 m
Details for Jimmy:
"Brother" Jimmy is the human Swiss-Army knife -- the guy that somehow has amassed a wealth of know-how knowledge. Jimmy knows how to build shelves, fix your computer, make sushi, braid hair, prepare your taxes; we could go on and on. Jimmy is a "relaxed" design because like the man be prepared to hear "no problem" when he lends a helping hand. Given Jimmy's depth of know-how, you cannot box him in or limit the directions of his talents. FOLKUS crafted a design featuring asymmetrical boxes and crooked lines to give the design an expansive quality.
Details for Jordan:
The Jordan design is based on Kpokpo, "a country cloth" crafted by the Vai and Mende people of Sierre Leone. A Kpokpo is a heavy cotton cloth crafted on a tripod loom. These beautiful textiles were once a symbol of wealth and prestige, so much so that the cloth was used as sort of hammock to transport chiefs and to mark special occasions. The scarcity of Kpokpo textiles inclined FOLKUS to produce a modern exposition and homage. The composition and aesthetic make Kpokpo a timeless design.
Smooth OperatorRegular price $15.50
Size: 30 Square Feet / 76.2 cm x 3.05 m
Helen Folasade Adu, otherwise known by a single moniker of "Sade" serves as the brand muse and "patron saint" of FOLKUS. Sade epitomizes the magnitude and magnificence of the prism of BLACKNESS. This debut wrapping paper design is based on Sade's April 7, 1986 Time magazine cover.
George Monroe Double SidedRegular price $15.50
Dimensions: 30 SQFT.
Format: Double-sided Roll
Elevated "shadows & scribbles" describe the mood and capacity of the Georg design. Much like modern Black art, George pulls you in, sparks curiosity and inquiry and ignites much needed conversations. George draws from the beauty and abstract works of the masters including Frank Wimberley and Jean-Michel Basquiat and the newcomers like Bronx-native Patrick Alston.
Lenox Lounge Notecard Box Set (5pc)Regular price $16.00
Harlem Noir. Send notes on this beautiful photo art of Lenox Lounge.
Photographer Harlem Noir captures the last moments of Lenox Lounge in existence. It is an exterior shot of where the marquee signage once lit up Harlem. Its remnants of an error we didn't think would end.
Share your memories or aspirations of Harlem. Show love to a place that featured iconic artists. We miss you Lenox Lounge.
This set contains 3 hard stock cards (3x4) with envelopes, string, and label for authenticity.
Lenox Ave 120th Notecard Box Set (5pc)Regular price $16.00
Harlem Noir. Send notes on this beautiful photo art of Lenox Avenue.
We love this angled black and white picture. It is set on our block about three doors down on the corner. You can see our 'back-in-the-day' storefront. It is a classic yet contemporary view of living in Harlem.
This set includes 3 hard stock postcards (3x4), envelopes tied with string, and include Harlem Noir tag for authenticity.
Picture by: Harlem Noir.
Great Day in Harlem PosterRegular price $24.00
The most asked about poster in our store: 'A Great Day in Harlem' or 'Harlem 1958' is a black-and-white photograph of 57 jazz musicians in Harlem, New York City. The picture was taken by freelance photographer Art Kane for Esquire magazine on August 12, 1958.
Can you name all the artists? And who 'dem kids on the curb!
- Dimensions: 35" x 24"
Happy Birthday Card Set by Ms. JamesRegular price $40.00
By Ms James. Greet your family and friends the Harlem way in these birthday cards!
You already hear Stevie singing in your head. This set covers just about everyone in your bubble. Friends with Rachet tendencies, to Sexy MFs; and your woke friends that sip Frosaz's.
This set contains 10 birthday cards in 5 different designs (2 cards per design).
- Hard stock cards (5x7)
- Blank inside
You Got This Shit JournalRegular price $14.95
This luxe hardbound You Got This Shit Journal features uplifting profanity in gold foil-stamped calligraphy on the cover. With gilded edges, lined and blank pages, and metallic flourishes throughout, this journal is for anyone who appreciates sassy words of encouragement.
Getting Shit Done Lists & to DosRegular price $15.95
You know someone that needs a "gettin it done" companion? With a gold foil-stamped cover and spine, four notepads for notes and to-dos, a coordinating pencil, and amusing expletives throughout—this Getting Shit Done Lists & to Dos hardcover ledger is a great organizational tool for anyone ready to level up with humor and style!
Hard Black Case with Gold Lettering.
9" h x 3.5" w
Zodiac Notecard Set - Neighborly PaperRegular price $35.50
-Zodiac Assortment (1 of each zodiac sign)
-12 cards size 4.25" x 5.5" (A2)
-Printed in New York, NY on 110lb card stock
-Blank inside. Get creative!
-12 brown kraft envelopes included
Anansi/Maasai Double SidedRegular price $15.50
Size: 30 Square Feet / 76.2 cm x 3.05 m
Double-sided Wrapping Paper paired with Maasai Design
Inspiration Notes for Anansi:
The Anansi design is a tribute piece to the spider tales and the dynamism of Black oral tradition. Anansi means spider in the Ghanian Akan language. The spider tales were transmitted to the Americas by way of the Transatlantic slave trade.
The Anansi design features a layer of intricate webs fashioned to almost resemble violet-colored lace. Oftentimes, lace adorns West African gowns, suits and dresses. The design also features sanguine clusters or pods to symbolize the communities where our spider tales took a foothold in such places as Suriname, Grenada, Colombia, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and South Carolina to name a few. Anansi the character would later permeate beyond the communities of the enslaved and in the 20th century made its way into Disney's animated film Song of the South, DC Comics Justice League and Marvel Comics The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 2 (2003), wherein it is revealed that Kwaku Anansi was the first Spider-Man.
In English speaking communities, Anansi the name would evolve to Anancy or Aunt Nancy, which may explain why an older relative refers to a house spider as Nancy. Black folks exercise caution and care when a spider appears in the home because spiders bring "messages" or signs -- everything from lottery numbers, the arrival of new life or a "bright idea". Cheers to the arrival of Anansi a.k.a. Nancy.
Inspiration Notes for Maasai:
The Maasai design is based on the shuka fabric which is worn by the Maasai people of East Africa. The adoption and origin of the shuka into Maasai culture are unclear, but stories include late 19th century Scottish missionaries and linkages to the popular blue, black and red dyes found in "guinea cloth" on the slave trade from Madagascar dating back hundreds of years. In recent years, the shuka has become popularized in high end fashion.
FOLKUS could not resist pairing West and East Africa to make a combination of Anansi and Maasai!
Nana/Thank You NYC Double SidedRegular price $15.50
Thank You NYC is part of a series of designs dedicated to our beloved hometown of New York City. The Thank You NYC design was inspired by the classic Thank You Have a Nice Day plastic bag commonly used by restaurants, delis and bodegas. Gradually, Thank You Have a Nice Day has become a design icon alongside
Giving and receiving thank you cards is solidified, but expressing thank you on wrap seems long overdue. FOLKUS could not resist the idea of making a gratitude paper for our FOLK -- you and for the hometown.
Inspiration Notes for Nana:
Nana is a dutch wax cloth inspired design. Nana features the trifecta color combination -- red, white and blue punctured by bold yellow African paisleys to create a regal sophisticated vibe. The Nana design represents the clash and cooling combination of two cultures. Nana attempts to blur the lines between cultural influences in favor of a fresh perspective. Nana can fluidly appear in the Makola market of Accra or in a shelter magazine for preppy decor.