Running a marathon is a major accomplishment, and most people want to memorialize this in an artful, fun way without having to build a shrine to themselves.
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) October 16, 2009
With the current raft of souvenir race posters prominently featuring sponsor logos, it's no wonder runners are looking for a more personal way to commemorate their race. Some official race posters are offered with a minimal level of customization, but the individual runner's race details are relegated to a footnote below a photograph or illustration of sometime questionable quality. Far Gone Greetings offers racers a superior alternative.
According to Victoria Primicias, founder of Far Gone Greetings, "Running a marathon is a major accomplishment, and most people want to memorialize this in an artful, fun way without having to build a shrine to themselves." Indeed, marathon runners have sometimes succumbed to combinations of medal, racing bib, and plaque or poster in a box frame--a tacky hodge podge of sorts that often ends up in a closet or basement.
Far Gone Greetings offers museum-quality running posters and prints that are customized so the runner's race details--such as their name, the race name, date, finish time and pace--are featured prominently. "Think of type on a movie or bullfighting poster," says Primicias, "And they look great!" Primicias should know, with 25 years experience as a graphic designer and more than a few marathons under her belt.
Primicias decided to launch Far Gone Greetings in 2008 after having difficulty finding the perfect card for a friend's birthday. She and her friend were both avid runners, but none of the cards she found adequately captured their passion for the sport. "This experience inspired me to create a humorous line of running greeting cards," continues Primicias. From cards for runners, the line began to expand, most recently to a dog lovers line. "And now, posters and prints for runners. What better way to honor your achievement?" she says, "And with the upcoming holidays, these make wonderful gifts for runners ."
Racers can choose from many illustrations in multiple sizes, each personalized and printed with vibrant, archival inks on thick, textured paper and using the latest inkjet print technology (giclée printing). The illustrations range from painterly styles to the more graphic, many of them incorporating the unique, insightful humor affectionately shared by runners.
About Far Gone Greetings, Inc. Founded in 2008, Victoria Primicias' vision of creating funny cards for niche markets continues to define the company. Over the past year, Far Gone Greetings has expanded its greeting card line to include one for triathletes, cyclists and dog lovers. Now offering posters and prints, the company will soon introduce a running calendar, mouse pads and note pads for runners.
To learn more about the company and its current lines of greeting cards and running posters, visit the company website at http://www.FarGoneGreetings.com/running.