Salvador Dali’s Christmas cards
12.24.2013
09:35 am

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Salvador Dali designed a series of nineteen Christmas cards between 1958 and 1976. These greeting cards were specially produced for the Barcelona-based company Hoechst Ibérica, and presented Dali’s take on traditional Christmas celebrations.

While popular in Spain, Dali’s greeting cards were not as successful in America, particularly with card manufacturer Hallmark, who thought his “surrealist take on Christmas proved a bit too avant garde for the average greeting card buyer.”
Rebecca M. Bender, Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Literature has written a fascinating blog with more pictures of Dali’s festive work, which you can view here.

Happy Holidays!
 
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Christmas 1974
 
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Christmas 1960
 
More Dalinian holiday greetings, after the jump…

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Merry Christmas….!!!: From Duggie Fields

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Always ahead of the curve, the lovely Duggie Fields has sent us our first Christmas card - a “spoken-word/animation/experimental/beat” wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS…......!!

Thanks Duggie, and a Merry Christmas to you!

Follow Duggie Fields  on Vimeo, Twitter and his blog.
 

 
Bonus version of ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS….!!’, after the jump…
 

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David Cameron: The British PM’s Christmas card

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This is apparently British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Christmas card, which looks more like a wedding invitation from the English Defense League. The image was shared by @VictoriaPeckham, who notes:

There are signs of British isolationism even in the PM’s official Xmas card pic.

This might explain today’s events in Brussels.
 
With thanks to Suzanne Moore and Charles Shaar Murray
 

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Joe Strummer Christmas Card
12.13.2010
08:47 am

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Joe Strummer painted Christmas cards each year for his close family and friends. Who knew? His last hand painted Christmas card comes in a pack of 8 and sells for £10.00. You can purchase them here. The proceeds go to the Strummerville Charity.

Below is another Christmas card I found by Joe Strummer. I don’t believe this one is for sale.  

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(via Everlasting Blort via Cherry Bombed)

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Honest Rationalist Christmas Card
12.02.2010
12:08 pm

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Amusing
Belief
Science/Tech

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‘All I Want for Christmas’ Science Gallery Greeting Card. Design by Shaun O’Boyle and Luke McManus. Inside message: Season’s Greetings. Card size: 210cm x 148.5cm.

This ‘All I Want for Christmas’ greeting card from Science Gallery is guaranteed to totally baffle your relatives this holiday season. Try it out. The card sells for €2.50.

(via BB Submitterator)

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