So(Ho) This Is Christmas

ho ho ho.JPGWe could go on all day about all the lovely holiday cards we received this year (see also Steven Heller‘s 1981 tome, Artists’ Christmas Cards), but we know you need to get back to the present-opening and pie-eating, so we’ll just share with you a couple of our favorites.

First up is a delightfully festive take on the traditional New York City “Anthora” coffee cup from Soho-based accessories company MZ Wallace, founded in 2000 by Monica Zwirner and Lucy Wallace Eustice. We’ve long been been impressed not only by the company’s wares, which manage to be both beautiful and practical, but also their stunning graphic design. Who’s behind those suitable-for-framing postcards and catalogs, not to mention the understated website (which today features a flickering yule log)? We recently learned that MZ Wallace’s creative team is led by Seth Glickman and Meg Moorhouse. We promise to tell you more about them in 2008, but in the meantime, enjoy the card:
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Another holiday card highlight was this one from photographer Brett Beyer, who is a wizard with lighting effects (check out his website for samples of his “light sculpture”). With his holiday note, Beyer included this image that he captured of the Brooklyn Museum, adding, “I don’t have any holiday images but this one seems pretty festive.”
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