The Curious World of Seaweed Note Card Set

Note cards, set of
twelve 5 x 7 cards and
twelve envelopes in a
5.25 x 7.25 x 1 box.
ISBN: 9781597144933.


By Josie Iselin

These note cards reproduce Josie Iselin’s fine-art portraits of seaweeds created with a flatbed scanner. Each box contains twelve blank 5 x 7-inch cards printed on fine white stock, and twelve white envelopes.

  • Five-Ribbed Kelp (Costaria costata)
  • Red Sea Leaf (Erythrophyllum delesserioides)
  • Sea Grapes (Botryocladia pseudodichotoma)
  • Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis)


Photo by Anne Hamersky

Josie Iselin is author of eight books that focus on those forms in nature we find at hand—in particular, at the beach. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. For over twenty years Josie has used her flatbed scanner and computer to generate imagery. She is still captivated by the fluidity with which this technique allows her to render and design with three-dimensional objects. Her writing and art focused on seaweeds, kelp, and sea otter put her on the forefront of ocean activism, collaborating with scientists and groups working to preserve the kelp forests of our Pacific Coast. As a fine artist, Josie exhibits large-scale prints at select galleries and museums, and she has designed a line of luxury scarves and shower curtains. She hopes that celebrating the ordinary wonders we find at the beach will bring thoughtfulness and stewardship to this extraordinary place of discovery. Visit her website at