As many of you know, I landed my dream job a few years ago, and was the buyer for Christmas ornaments at Target. During my time on the Christmas team, I had the chance to visit the headquarters of Hallmark. During my visit, I toured the archives and absolutely fell in love with these bizarre, beautiful pen and ink drawings.
The illustrator was Saul Steinberg, a Jewish-Romanian born American illustrator and creative hero. After the images at Hallmark caught my eye, it has been the absolute pleasure to dig through a lot of Saul's work via the internet - his furniture sculptures, incredible paper masks, and inventive illustrations are total favorites.
Here are a couple other Christmas drawings that I love, and that are found in the Hallmark archive.