Thursday, 1:00pm
20 November 2008

Gimme Shelter

the picture department
Graphic design
Visual culture

Studio8 has a graphic solution to the Christmas charity card problem

In a self-initiated project, Matt Willey from London’s Studio8 (see ‘Wanted: self-images’, Eye no. 66) has given the charity Christmas card some much-needed art direction.

Matt has commissioned twelve leading illustrators to produce an image for each line of the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. On Wed 3 December, for one night only, the framed prints and limited-edition packs of the twelve cards will be on sale at an exhibition in the Poke Gallery in E2. All proceeds go to the housing charity Shelter. Tom Gauld's ‘Four Calling Birds’ is shown above. Below are three more illustrations from what promises to be this year’s best Christmas card pack. Full event details at More pics here.

Douglas Bevans’ ‘Two Turtle Doves’

Adrian Johnson’s ‘Six Geese A-laying’

Chris Bianchi’s ‘Twelve Lords A-leaping’

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