11 Dec

Christmas mail bag

Steven Heller Collection Box 37 Folder 13. Jean-Michel Folon, from “The Four Seasons”, a box of cards created for the Museum of Modern Art.

Steven Heller collected more than 250 Christmas cards from artists for a 1980s book project. Many of the cards are hand-drawn or painted, but even the reproductions are playful and highly personal.

Above, there’s a gentle and glowing Santa from Jean-Michel Folon (a dear friend and sometime collaborator of Milton Glaser’s). Below, some holiday cheer from Patrick McDonnell, Daniel Pelavin, Andrzej Dudzinski, Irv Solomon, and Michael Bartalos.

Steven Heller Collection Box 38 Folder 2. Patrick McDonnell.

Steven Heller Collection Box 38 Folder 5. Daniel Pelavin.

Steven Heller Collection Box 37 Folder 11. Andrzej Dudzinski, 1982.

Steven Heller Collection Box 37 Folder 7. Irv Solomon, 1978.

Steven Heller Collection Box 37 Folder 9. Michael Bartalos, 1983.