Since our last blog post showing Christmassy stuff, we’ve been sent a lot more – but these cards (above), created by Pedro Meade at KK Outlet in London’s Hoxton Square, are the thing that made us laugh the most…
“These are made using found photos of children that don’t seem to be enjoying their time with Father Christmas,” explains Meade. “They were original only going to be used as a window display at KK Outlet – but there has been so much interest in them that we are considering selling them in packs of 5 in the shop.”
Everyone loves a pop-up card – especially one that features santa in his sleigh. This card was created by Changzhi Lee, a third year design student from Singapore. “The card comes in a red velvet jacket and is removed by pulling a red ribbon,” he explains. “It’s not for sale this Christmas, I’ve just made a few for friends and family. But I’m looking at getting the die cuts made so maybe I can make more and sell some next year.”
No one ever asks for socks for Christmas, but actually, you can never have too many! These fetching stripey numbers were sent out to clientts by agency ICG along with a small promotional book of their “highlights of the year”.
Really like these cards by illustrator Jane Massey featuring a little sausage dog called Hubert taking advantage of some mistletoe. The cards can be found on Massey’s online shop at notonthehighstreet.com/string
More double-sided Christmas cards, this time from designer and illustrator Lydia Leith whose cards marry Christian and non-Christian seasonal iconography.
Remember the Peter Saville designed wallpaper from my previous Christmas stuff post? Remember that it was designed in collaboration with Howard Wakefield of Suffolk-based Studio Paris Wakefield? Well, these are the studio’s cards for this year. You can buy ’em from parriswakefieldadditions.com/shop
We can hardly believe it ourselves, but yes, it’s Christmas. Again. We were sent one of these rather beautifully letterpressed posters (complete with litho foiled gold star) by Construct. Printed at Hand and Eye on GF Smith Colorplan.
Not a Christmas card but a pop-up restaurant with a stunning snowflake theme… This is the interior of The Patrón Silver Reindeer pop up restaurant in Hackney which is only open this weekend and is a collaboration between the duo behind Bistrotheque (Pablo Flack and David Waddington) and tequila brand Patrón. Young set designer Gary Card designed the monochrome snowflakey interior. Head chef Tom Collins reveals that the tequila brand tie in will, naturally, soak into the menu: “Guest will experience references from a seasonal English feast, with an abundance of luxury, opulence and dishes delicately infused with Patrón Tequila.” More info at patronsilverreindeer.com