It’s become a tradition of some sort. Each year we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards. Here is the 2013 edition. (keep in mind, 2013 is the year of the snake!)
An awesome snake-like paper clip card from graphic designer Kenjiro Sano.
A New Year GIF by Kota Iguchi.
A slightly risque card from illustrator TNSK.
Once again product designer Akihiro Kumagaya has created a minimal wallpaper for iPhone or iPad that works with your icons to spell out 2013. You can download it here.
BCXSY sent us this New Year’s sunrise from Tonoaki Island in Okinawa. Yes, we are jealous.
Another creative “2013” from design collective NAM.
A clever and humorous card from industrial designer Shunji Yamanaka.
Snake Oil, from Klein Dytham Architecture. How that suspicious liquid made it through border patrol? I’m not entirely certain.
A card from architect duo Studio_01.
From Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office.
A christmas card from Tatzu Nishi.
And as a bonus: this card from my friend and illustrator Aaron Stewart.