Sick of not being able to find a suitable ‘Aussie’ Christmas card, Melbourne illustrator Stuart Holmes took matters into his own hands (literally).
He put his skills to use and now a complete set of Australiana Chrissy cards to his name.
Stuart says that the project came about having struggled to find any suitable cards to send to friends and family overseas (namely his two little nieces in the UK!), with none seeming to fully embrace the sunny Australian climate over the Christmas period.
“I wanted something that steered away from the usual scenes of snow and reindeer that are typical of the Northern hemisphere. I wanted to send fun, bright, colourful cards highlighting the summer season and of the Australian flora and fauna.”
Stuart has certainly achieved that goal with these quirky contemporary Australian Christmas cards printed on quality, 100% recycled paper stock.
As well as his own projects, Stuart boasts an impressive client list that includes American Airlines, BMW, Panasonic, Selfridges Department Store and Virgin.
So go on, get shopping in true blue style! Also available at The Phoenix & the Turtle, Northcote, VIC and the Ballarat Visitor Information Centre, 43 Lydiard St North, VIC.
Love these cards. I just bought a ten pack, taking advantage of the free postage. Getting organised early and so cool to be using a Melbourne illustrator.