Brace yourself for something different! Chicago-based graphic designer Jason Pickleman created Cool Ketubah with a simple catchphrase: “not your grandmother’s ketubah.” I happened to like these designs a whole lot more than Heidi, but I’ve always had a soft-spot for graphic design. Light on graphics and heavy on bold fonts, these Ketubot are a bold declaration of love and commitment, as if made by your own personal design firm!
We’re not sure if the artist was always cool or only recently became cool when he started making bold designs, but the website is simple, easy to use, and really brings out the design elements in the Ketubot. The flip side is that with only 8 designs to choose from, we couldn’t help but feel a little stifled– modern art can feel austere, but the designs kind of felt incomplete without more variety.
Cool Ketubah also has another catch when it comes to language: There is no Hebrew available. Even for a couple as liberal as Heidi and I, we still wanted something traditional, even if the text itself was progressive. For us, having Hebrew served that purpose, but we can understand how some couples would only want to sign a contract they can read!