I rarely find Christmas cards that are my kind of funny, so most years I do my own illustration. What started as a way to show off back when I was a student, has now become a tradition of sorts.
“You don’t need big ideas, you need cheap experiments” said Micheal Schrage, talking about innovation in a digital economy, but he might as well have been talking about Christmas card artwork.
No time for procrastination or perfectionism, just keep it simple, fun and a little bit scary, like all the best books I read as a kid. Grab an idea one evening over a nice pint of mulled cider, sketch it, draw it up the next morning and email the files over to the printers (the nice chaps at service point) for a click and collect.
The Christmas Sock Monster!
Illustration and design Copyright © John Cooper