Sunday, November 24, 2013

Coca-Cola Santa

In the 1930's Coca-Cola hired Haddon Sunblom to develop advertising images of Santa.  For inspiration he turned to Clement Clark Moore's popular poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" which portrayed Santa as a warm, jolly, and plump Santa.  Between the 1930's and 1960's Sunblom created a series of oil paintings some of which have been exhibited in famous museums such as the Louvre.  Below is a drawing I did of one of these vintage Santa paintings.

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