For the eleventh year running I have been asked by the Musicians Benevolent Fund to design a Christmas card for them. This year they also decided to add some new products to their cataloge, so I produced 3 mug designs also. As yet I haven't seen the mugs, but hope they will look good and sell well for them. Below are the three designs I sent through, and this years Christmas card.
The image below is the card design for last year.
Each year I have tried to make a new image whilst keeping some of the elements from previous cards so that a kind of narrative runs through the whole series. In one card my friend's dog Sky is whispering into the ear of a polar bear and some of the owls that haunt my dreams are here. In the curve of the moon a wolf sits. This is the symbol of an American musician called Moondog. He was a percussionist who lived on the streets in New York and made many of his own instruments. His work now appears in many places, often in advertisements sometimes in concert halls. To see a larger version of the image click on the image above or on this link. To order cards and mugs go to mbf.org.uk
Some of the designs are available as large limited ed prints, all hand embelished with gold detail. You can find these and other images at The House of Golden Dreams.
The cards will be available for purchase from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and this year they may have selection packs of the last nine years worth.
2005 Shalom card is still available in limited supply.
To order the cards please contact the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
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