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Joe Crawford makes many interesting web things and can be found in San Diego, California, USA. · email: joe@artlung.com · twitter: @artlung

March 9th, 2011

Santa Claus! (in March)

Hey look! Noodling in Brushes.app (when, exactly will I stop noodling in that program? NEVER!!!) has produced a holiday-themed image. Santa Claus!

Holidays have been good to me since I was a kid. I loved to make custom greeting cards. Loved it! I got wonderfully positive feedback about them from anyone. I remember meticulously copying the little crown of “Hallmark” on the backs of my cards. Somehow, using the Hallmark logo on my own card was a way of claiming legitimacy. When I got older I would put logos on the back denoting “ART-C CARDS” (taken from my middle name, Arthur, and last initial, C for Crawford). Because why shouldn’t I have a company?

Here’s what that looked like in about 1990:

Here’s an Easter card, and I get a lot of traffic from this Halloween Poster (which I did as a header in 2003), and from these pumpkin designs. For some reason I’ve been reticent to scan all my old Christmas and Holiday cards. I’m not sure exactly why, but perhaps I’ll rectify that sometime. Holidays are pretty great. I really loved them as a kid.

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