So, I’m spending the rest of today grading, but tomorrow begins my mad dash to finish Christmas shopping, wrap and bag presents (mostly bag, as I have no patience for wrapping paper), and print and mail my very own Christmas cards (one of which I have yet to complete). Drowning in endless generic cards as well as my commitment to consistent design work has inspired me to create my own cards this year.
But, before I dive in to the holidays, I figured I’d get in the spirit with a throwback to an excellent and non-traditional designer of holiday greetings, R.O. Blechman.
I am inspired by Blechman’s minimalism, and his ability to find the holiday spirit in a few lines and shapes, as he did in his 1966 CSB holiday greeting:
I wish more holiday sentiments were as simple, clean, and moving!