LEGO and cardboard were this year’s inspiration. The basic forms of the tree were replicated from LEGO set 10069 (a Christmas tree). A full explanation is at Flickr along with hi-res images. The original LEGO set was about 3″ tall. My cardboard version was about 18″ tall. The reverse side of the card featured a […]
This year’s card features the little known Christmas Lights Monster. He’s the one that makes it impossible for you to straighten out your Christmas lights when they are tangled up in twisted up knots. It’s quite rare to see this creature in person. He’s amongst the ranks of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the […]
Mies van der Rohe and a Christmas tree served as subjects for this card. Read the full story.
On the morning of December 1st, 2006, there was a perfect snowstorm. It was the kind of snow that is perfect for making snowmen or making custom Christmas cards. I looked out the window, saw the snow and I immediately knew what that year’s Christmas card was going to be. It wasn’t that hard shoveling […]
A Christmas card with no paper? No ink? No prints? No photography? Foil rubbings of a toy dove accompanied the message of “Peace on Earth”.
Now this was a fun card to produce. I bought a big pack of Christmas ornaments and smashed them. The resulting pieces spelled, “Have a safe Christmas”. A teaser on my website led up to the mailing of the cards. First a photo of the pack of pre-smashed ornaments was shown with a tag asking, […]
Christmas lights? No, they are lightsabers. Go Yoda. Go, go, go, Yoda.
Snowflakes and cinderblocks are great contrasting elements. One is heavy and rigid. The other is light and delicate. Yet they also tie together in that they are monochromatic. I wanted the cinderblocks to be shown at different angles to add some visual interest. While setting up the cinderblocks, I decided to keep my hands in […]
The text in the lower right corner of the card reads: Happy Holidays from Santa Claus or is it Erik Maldre? or is it Santa Claus? or is it Erik Maldre? or is it Santa Claus? or is it Erik Maldre? This is print XX of 75. Santa -or Erik- placed his face in a […]
I was playing with a Santa PEZ dispenser and when I saw that the Santa beard and hat were pieces that snapped onto the Santa head, well, the card just made itself from that point.