Traditionally read on Christmas Eve, naturally, at least in our family. I can still recite large stretches of this from memory, purely from childhood repetition! This is the complete text of Clement Clark Moore’s famous poem, on one sheet. This is a project that’s been knocking around in the back of my head for number of years, and this holiday season I finally did something about it.
Also available on PDF, if you wish to print it for reading by the fire with care. (UPDATED 5th December 2012; I rearranged part of the website a while back and forgot to fix this link. Sorry. It works now!)
CC-BY License, although it doesn’t currently say so on the page. Done in Inkscape, naturally.
Happy Mid-Winter Holidays, everyone, however you celebrate them.
Flickr user lemasney gets the open source/Creative Commons thing.
Done in Inkscape, naturally.
Because May 20th is not just another day, and this might not be just a stick figure.
And if this stick figure offends you, consider whether it’s the stick figure – or you.
Via the excellent Shorpy’s, who in turn harvested it from the incredible U.S. Library of Congress Work Projects Administration Poster Collection, into my favourite Open Source project of all time, Inkscape (with a small detour through the GIMP), and dedicated especially to my father & stepmother (who appear to actually like winter…), and secondarily to all the rest of you for this holiday season, a bit of art:
Have a look at the SVG version, which will be going up on the Open Clipart Library after Christmas when I have a bit more spare time. This sort of print lends itself incredibly well to being converted to SVG. I’ll probably put both my cropped version and an SVG of the full poster up on OCAL.
Happy Holidays, Satisfactory Festivus, Merry Chrifsmas, etc to all. I’m off to do a bit of holiday baking. (Yes, really.)
Soundtrack: Paul Simon, Rhythm of the Saints
Irony Level: Quite Low, Actually, But Thanks For Asking