Santa Claus Anatomy-Greeting Cards

Diese Nikolaus-Weihnachtskarte von Brad McGinty geht jetzt schon ein paar Tage durch’s Netz, ich wollte sie mir aber bis heute aufheben, weil alles andere ja überhaupt keinen Sinn ergibt. Jedenfalls: McGinty hat diese Weihnachtskarte illustriert und sich dazu noch eine hübsche Geschichte mit seinem Opa einfallen lassen, bestellen kann man die Dinger auch auf der Seite ganz unten.

I got a pretty exciting package from my mom recently: A container of my grandfathers’ Christmas cards from 1955. These aren’t personal Christmas cards, but rather leftover cards from my grandfather’s failed attempt at starting a greeting card company a few years after WWII. […]

A few years after my Grandfather returned from the war he decided to start a greeting card company. Armed with one terrible idea and no artistic ability whatsoever, he turned to someone he had met during the war for help, a young Japanese solider he had shot in the face named Haruo. My grandfather spoke no Japanese, and Haruo spoke no English, so how they actually got together is beyond me or anyone else in my family. The idea involved creating American-style greeting cards for both the Japanese and the American markets. It also required Haruo to create all the artwork and handle all of the printing.

Crazy Christmas Card from 1955! (via Diskursdisko)