My grandfather died this fall. He was 89.
While emptying out his Cincinnati home, my parents found a collection of Christmas cards that he had made, one each year, from 1948 to 2008.
I think they say a lot about the years he drew them. I also think they’re pretty cool.
Always a tinkerer, he was part of the first wave of artists to use computers (Amigas, in his case) for drawing.
Here are some highlights. Follow this link to see them all.
Enjoy. And Merry Christmas.
This was the year Uncle Robert was born. His birth weight slickly noted on the card.
Pretty bad-ass hand-lettering.
Pixel art before it was cool.
One continuous unbroken line (other than the T and M).
And a beautifully detailed illustration at 87 years old.