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Christmas cards by architects and designers for 2020 include uplifting and apocalyptic messages

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Christmas card by SODA

A skateboarding Santa Claus, a festive snow globe and MVRDV’s mirrored art depot in Rotterdam feature in our selection of the best Christmas cards sent by architects, designers and brands this year.

Alongside these joyous cards was a more apocalyptic take on Christmas from British architect Piers Taylor tiled The Raft of Plague Island (below).

The image, a hack of Théodore Géricault’s iconic painting The Raft of the Medusa, features British prime minister Boris Johnson and his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings among shipwrecked sailors on a storm-tossed raft bearing a Union Jack sail.

“As the rest of the world look on agog, we sit here trapped on Plague Island,” wrote Taylor, reflecting on the rising coronavirus cases in the UK and potential of a no-deal Brexit.

“The only real surprise is that most British people seem to be saying ‘two sugars please’, Instagramming pictures of their Christmas tree and sending out cards of cosy winter scenes, not seeming to give two hoots that the UK is fatally holed, adrift, and alone.”

“There is indeed no future in England’s dreaming, and there never was. We’re f*cked. Happy Christmas!” he continued.

Read on for this year’s best cards for architects and designers:


Piers Taylor Christmas card

Piers Taylor


Christmas card by Holloway Studio

Holloway Studio


Christmas card by SODA

SODA


Christmas card by COBE

COBE


Christmas card by Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams


Christmas card by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


Christmas card by Emil Eve

Emil Eve


Christmas card by Nanimarquina

Nanimarquina


MVRDV


Christmas card by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects


Christmas card by Urban Agency

Urban Agency


Christmas card by Design Museum

Design Museum


Christmas card by Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt

Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt


Christmas card by Michaelis Boyd

Michaelis Boyd


Christmas card by Martin Mostböck

Martin Mostböck


Christmas card by Archer + Braun

Archer + Braun middle


Christmas card by Annabelle Tugby Architects

Annabelle Tugby Architects


Christmas card by Alma-nac

Alma-nac


Christmas card by Kjellander Sjöberg Arkitektkontor

Kjellander Sjöberg Arkitektkontor


Christmas card by Mecanoo

Mecanoo


Christmas card by Koos Staal

Koos Staal


Christmas card by Ström Architects

Ström Architects


Christmas card by Campana Brothers

Estudio Campana


Christmas card by Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks


Christmas card by Emrys Architects

Emrys Architects


Christmas card by Threefold Architects

Threefold Architects


Christmas card by KMK Promes

KMK Promes


Christmas card by William Tozer Associates

William Tozer Associates


Christmas card by Wiercinski Studio

Wiercinski Studio


Christmas card by White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter


Christmas card by Cristina Celestino

Cristina Celestino


Christmas card by Pardini Hall Architecture

Pardini Hall Architecture


Christmas card by Benthem Crowel Architects

Benthem Crowel Architects


Christmas card by Sevil Peach

Sevil Peach


Christmas card by Made By Choice

Made By Choice


Christmas card by Molteni&C

Molteni&C


Christmas card by Mobile Studio and Studio C102

Mobile Studio and Studio C102


Christmas card by Lippmann

Lippmann


Christmas card by Serie Architects

Serie Architects


Christmas card by Ryosuke Fukusada

Ryosuke Fukusada


Christmas card by Pablo Girones

Pablo Girones


Christmas card by EMBT

EMBT


Christmas card by Merrett Houmøller Architects

Merrett Houmøller Architects


Christmas card by Memphis Milano

Memphis Milano


Christmas card by McBridge Charles Ryan

McBride Charles Ryan


Christmas card by Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders


Christmas card by Daniel Schofield

Daniel Schofield


Christmas card by 2260mm

2260mm


Christmas card by Susanna Cots & The Eleven House

Susanna Cots & The Eleven House


Christmas card by Hausman

Hausman

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