Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Greetings

I don't know how far these marvelous Christmas cards by Mary Blair date back, my guess would be the 1960s. Her flat style with its geometric shapes reflects a mid-century modern style, but by now it looks timeless to me, because of its ultimate appeal.

I love the character illustration in this add. Minnie Merrell made somebody happy with a one year subscription gift for Walt Disney's Comics and Stories way back in 1939 or 1940.
If current representations of the classic Disney characters could look only half as charming.

Disney background painter Ralph Hulett created this beautiful nativity illustration. Hulett was a prolific watercolor artist, but he actually felt comfortable with the use of any type of paint. I presume this painting is acrylic.

Images Heritage Auctions

For more of Hulett's Christmas art go here:


  1. Yes Andreas I visited the site of http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/ralph-hulett-christmas-card-illustrations/ these cards are wonderful it looks like a 3D illustration Marry Blair did wonderful paintings, I don't know if it's paper art.

  2. c'est merveilleux et le style reste très moderne !

  3. Deja, thank you for introducing me to Ralph Hulett's work! Beautiful! I dream of doing work this good!