Hellooooooo, San Francisco!

by sarah

San Franciscans, we need your help! Our Chicago cards are done, and Erin is working away at the drawings for our new Alameda set, but when she finishes those, we’ve got plans to move across the Bay and tackle some of our favorite San Francisco landmarks.

We’ve narrowed our choices down to a short(ish) list of 10 places around San Francisco, and we need your help to choose the best five. Whenever we put together a set of cards, we really work to stay away from the touristy locations and focus on the places that are nostalgic for natives and locals – you know, the ones that give you that warm fuzzy feeling when you think about your beloved city.

I lived in SF for 7 years, and Erin is still there, so we’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’re looking for, but we want some more opinions. So, we’re looking for input from people who live or have ever lived in the Bay Area – check out the landmarks below and tell us what you think. Which are the warmest and fuzziest for you? Are there any that are decidedly NOT warm and fuzzy? And if we’ve forgotten somewhere that can’t be missed, tell us that too!

Leave a comment telling us what you think, and be sure to include which part of the Bay Area you live/lived in so we know you’re a local! Once the San Francisco cards are drawn and printed, we’ll randomly pick three people from the commenters below and send them a few cards in the mail as a thank-you. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Keep in mind, these are not the photos/angles/perspectives we’ll be using for the cards – just some preliminary research, courtesy of flickr and wikipedia!

The San Francisco Short List

SF conservatory
Conservatory
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Palace of Fine Arts
Copper Building
Copper Building
(Columbus & Jackson)
Port of San Francisco
Ferry Building Sign
the famous st. francis hotel, home to many high-priced escorts both gay and straight
St. Francis Hotel
City Hall SF
City Hall
De Young Museum Tower
De Young Museum
City Lights - San Francisco
City Lights Books
legion of honor
Legion of Honor
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge "Visitor's Center"
Golden Gate Bridge

Thoughts? Ideas? Loves? Hates? Leave a comment and let us know what you think. And when the cards are done, we’ll send some SF letterpress goodies to three randomly-picked commenters as a thank-you!