Every year around this time we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards (all previous years). Here is the 2014 edition, which should also serve as a reminder that this year is the year of the horse. Happy New Year!
This first card is from Tatsuo Horiuchi, the Excel spreadsheet artist. And yes, this card was created entirely in Microsoft Excel.
A cute illustrated card from Nagoya-based graphic design firm creun, inc.
Each year Tomoko Azumi of TNA Design Studio uses her prized stamp collection to compose a card.
Visual artist Tabaimo came up with a rather morbid New Years greeting. The bones and hear spell out the characters for 2014.
Botanic artist Makoto Azuma put together a floral arrangement that resembles a horse.
A horse-themed card from Spoon & Tamago friend and illustrator Naho Ogawa.
This one is from Japanese Techno-pop group Denki Groove.
Creative Director Kenjiro Sano used a mathematical formula based on the numbers 2014, to create an image of a horse.
Creative Director Keisuke Unosawa opted for the cowboy/cowgirl motif.
Also not a New Year’s card, but Hiroshima-based Hyphen Design created a gorgeously minimal 2014 calendar as a greeting. It’s easy to use and free for anyone to download and print. Grab yours HERE (PDF).
A colorful greeting card from felt sculptor Hine Mizushima.
Graphical greatness from Sasaki Shun.