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Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal



I chose a funny/entertaining saying that I could use for my Christmas cards this year. This quote, from Home Alone, was just the right tone. In Home Alone, Kevin watches an old black and white movie, and the character in the film says "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal". Because the saying is drawn from an old film, I researched 50's movie titles to get some ideas fortypography.

I also thought it would be interesting to separate the quote from the movie and see what it means standing on its own. To me, I thought it would be great to express the "filthy animal" as that ironic lazy, pajama-wearing, silly grandpa on christmas morning. To convey this message, I looked into various pajama and flannel textures that could loosely express this idea of laze and comfort that comes with during the holidays. I was also inspired by these campy vintage mugs and illustrations for their humor - which will be useful in helping me to emphasize the silly tone I am going for.

Lastly, I was inspired by these vintage christmas packaging samples. I think this will help inspire my choice of color and type treatment.

Some prelim sketches and thumbs:


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