Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of Edward Gorey Christmas card images that were printed by the Gotham Book Mart in 1977. These classic Gorey scenes have become familiar over the years because they have been reprinted and sold in boxed card sets.

The first image (left) is of a man holding an enormous stack of wrapped Christmas gifts. The second (above right) shows three men transporting a holiday tree on a sled. In typical Gorey fashion, the tree with its lit candles is under a glass bell.

The Men with Tree was included in the book Artist's Christmas Cards, published in 1979 by A & W Publishers. Two Gorey images are included in this collection, the other being the Great Veiled Bear card (see my posting from December 19, 2008).


Jeff said...

Thanks for the blog - always a pleasure to read & view. Merry Christmas & look forward to more Gorey in the New Year. Jeff

Bloglion said...

Merry Christmas!