Christmas Card 1991

Man riding a fish down a street

My card for 1991 was a felt-tip pen sketch of a man riding a fish down a street.

The choice of a fish was just because a fish is the traditional default surrealistic item in the UK. That it is a Christian symbol on a Christmas card is pure coincidence.

The street in the background is based on a photograph of Bridge Street in Cambridge, UK, but with the shop names & displays changed for humour (e.g. to "Specialist Lemon Arrangers").

As traditional for artworks, I signed it (albeit hidden in a shop sign) but it might be risky to put ones signature on ones website so, when scanning it for the WWW, I edited that to just my name.


Card assembly instructions to duplicate the original (other than the signature):

  1. Get the high resolution full card scan printed using a laser printer (or print once and duplicate by photocopier) on the bottom half of a portrait orientation sheet of A4 160 g/m2 white cardboard.
  2. Fold the printed cardboard into an A5 greetings card with one straight crease.

More Christmas Cards

For the rest of my Christmas cards, go up to my Christmas card gallery page.