These beautiful greeting cards where created by Artist Michael Van Huﬀel who was given his start by Prince in 1994. Beginning as assistant to Steve Parke, eventually contributing as a Paisley Park art director & designer. Later moving to Los Angeles, he worked as an animator & Creative Director in television and ﬁlm. He continued to work for Prince on various projects until 2000. In 2008,
Michael became ill with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, a mysterious & debilitating disease thought to be neuroimmune in origin. He became largely conﬁned to one room in ongoing treatment, unable to do things he once did. Needing a creative outlet and trying to ﬁnd something beautiful or interesting in very limited surroundings, he began taking photos in his room. The eﬀects are in-camera (no photo illustration).
Proceeds from the sale of these greeting cards go to help with the continued cost for Michael's healthcare.
Follow Michael on Instagram, @michaelsvh