Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Santa I See

These cardboard die-cuts (most of them by Dennison) are the sort that used to hang in classrooms when I was a kid, and this is how I picture Santa: a robust rather than obese character, jolly, hale, ruddy, and just a little intimidating in an energetic, larger-than-life manner. This image is, I expect, very influenced by the famous Coca-Cola ad Santas. I like a Santa with a touch of green, whether it be a sprig of holly or a pair of mittens: it softens the rather severe red and white.

1 comment:

AlanDP said...

I'll be posting another daily series of "Santa with pipe" this month.