Tuesday, 24 December 2013

"Yes, a card makes Christmas complete"

In 1968 Terry Gilliam was asked to create a piece for a show called "Do not adjust your set" to be broadcast on Christmas day on their special show entitled "Do not adjust your stocking".

In search of inspiration, Gilliam visited the Tate Gallery:

"I went down to the Tate and they’ve got a huge collection of Victorian Christmas cards so I went through the collection and photocopied things and started moving them around. So the style just developed out of that rather than any planning being involved. I never analysed the stuff, I just did it the quickest, easiest way. And I could use images I really loved.


Continues at Open Culture