by Tracy Ann Koch

One day, Gillian Simon and Matt Vogel found themselves in a New York City store, disgusted. All they wanted was a simple greeting card that would transcend the holiday and inspire their friends. Instead, they were facing a myriad of “cheesy and sappy” cards that just wouldn’t do.  So they went home, made 12 cards to their liking and traipsed across New York City hoping that independent bookstores and other vendors would sell their decidedly urban yet spartan cards. Then years later, Simon and Vogel’s internationally recognized, Quotable, scored #203 spot in the 2003 Inc. 500, Inc. magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private enterprises in the country. Bellow is their 2012 Black and White Quotable Calendar for $9.95. “Stay inspired all year long with Quotable calendars.”