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THE DENTED CAN STORY
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Chaya Herman is a New York based, published graphic designer. She has earned a BFA with a concentration in graphic design from SUNY Purchase's School of Art + Design along with a previous BSW degree in social work from SUNY Plattsburgh.

She currently lives in Nyack, NY where she writes, designs and produces her card line.


When I was a teenager my best friend and I were shopping for cards in a Hallmark store. Wandering through aisle after aisle of lame greetings, we were at a complete loss. Every card looked the same and conveyed the same sappy, generic message. Should I feel lousy that none of these sentiments reflected what I actually wanted to say? "Where's the dysfunctional family card section?!?!" I wondered secretly. Over the years I noticed some changes in the greeting card market...but still nothing that hit the nail on the head. That's when I decided to take matters into my own hands and create the cards that I had always longed for but could never find.

I decided to create my own line of honest cards. Brutally honest. Greetings that express the real truth, because what we present to the world on the outside is frequently not what we are experiencing on the inside. Let's face it, at times we all feel different, self-centered, or fantasize about saying what's really on our mind. For those of you who can identify and relate Dented Can Greetings are for you. For life's perfect moments that are less than perfect, you now have an outlet to state your true feelings. And of course a place to laugh, because c'mon...The truth is funny people!

Thanks so much for visiting the site, I hope you enjoy looking and laughing at my cards as much as I've enjoyed creating them. And...in the spirit of brutal honesty, it would be great if you'd do a little shopping while you're at it too. Thanks!!!

Chaya Herman