Season’s greetings II

Following our last blog about some of our favourite Christmas projects last week, more seasonal work came flooding in faster than Santa can down a brandy. So we thought we’d show you another final batch of festive creative to well and truly get you in mood.

Animation production company Beakus sent us this e-card, which allowed users to drag and drop special goggles which animates their Christmas Yeti. Have a go yourself at www.beakus.com/christmas_2010.

Beakus' Christmas animation
Beakus’ Christmas animation

During the last blog we noted just how much we appreciated work which could get us out of too-lazy-to-buy-stuff scenarios. Again we appreciated two wrapping paper projects, one from Self Made Hero, which created three editions of pixelated wrapping paper featuring Santa, The Snowman and The Grinch, and a nice recycling project from Dentsu London.

The Grinch wallpaper from Self Made Hero
The Grinch wallpaper from Self Made Hero

Dentsu collaborated with Borough Market and, in this instance, Metro London, to create festive wrapping paper from discarded newsprint.  A series of designs – snowflakes, zig zags, stars, and the like – have been printed in florescent and metallic colours over standard newsprint to create something completely unique, eye-catching and eco-friendly.

Denstu's wrapping paper made from recycled issues of the Metro
Denstu’s wrapping paper made from recycled issues of the Metro

Design Studio created a poster from an array of white Christmas detritus – including a decapitated Santa – and Magpie Studio created these Holly and Ivy posters with photographer John Angeson, which feature charming old ladies with the names of the festive plants.

A festive poster from Design Studio
A festive poster from Design Studio

Magpie's Holly and Ivy
Magpie’s Holly and Ivy

Uniform sent out gold embossed door hangers to let everyone know who was closed for business. Love sent out a QR Code advent calendar, which allowed uses to access treats on the Internet every day. They also posted them up around Manchester and London, making this one of the most inclusive projects we saw this year.

Uniform's Closed door handle tags
Uniform’s Closed door handle tags

Love's QR code advent calendar
Love’s QR code advent calendar

Finally a really heartwarming project from The Team. The consultancy has worked pro bono on the identity for the Borough Music School, a London-based school which helps children from all backgrounds that are passionate about music. Creating a team of badda-bings – cute musical characters, The Team made an identity that the students ‘went wild for’, says The Team creative director David Recchia. You can see more images at http://theteam.co.uk/Christmas.

Students from Borough Music School wearing t-shirts, designed by The Team
Students from Borough Music School wearing t-shirts, designed by The Team

Thanks to everyone who sent in or alerted us to all your Christmas projects. Keep up the good work in 2011.

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