Merry Christmas from Famous Architects

Bob Borson —  December 20, 2012 — 40 Comments

This time of year my office is flooded with greeting cards wishing us a ‘Happy Holiday’, ‘Merry Christmas’, or ‘Seasons Greetings’. Now that there are websites that allow people to pick a theme, upload their own photos and create a customized card, there seems to be even more that come in. Personally, I love them. It’s fun to see how people have aged over the last 12 months and hear about the adventures of their families and businesses. Going through my daily stack, I got to wondering …

What would the holiday cards from my favorite architects look like?

Well, that would be a lot of work and I had fun thinking about it, but during my hunt for photos, I started to wonder what sort of holiday captions could I put on these cards? If I drank more and got my office buddy Scott Taylor to join in, I’m quite sure these would be a lot funnier (and probably a lot dirtier – some days I wonder what is wrong with me..)

.

Architect Paul Rudolph

Architect Paul Rudolph

.

Architect Marcel Breuer

Architect Marcel Breuer

.

Architect Carlo Scarpa

Architect Carlo Scarpa

.

Architect Philip Johnson

Architect Philip Johnson

.

Architect Leon Krier

Architect Leon Krier

.

Architect Alvar Aalto

Architect Alvar Aalto

.

Architect Alvar Aalto

Architect Alvar Aalto

.

Architect Le Corbusier naked

Architect Le Corbusier naked

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

.

Come up with your own caption in the comment section at the end … you might come up with one that I think is so funny that I’ll send you a t-shirt for making me laugh.

Merry ‘last day of work before’ Christmas … I know you aren’t really working today.

.

.

even better