fotoplay for christmas

‘Tis the season to turn toward light and song and myth and tradition…and Fotoplay! I was recently asked to design a few Christmas pages for the Early Stage School in Poland, and in response to vocabulary requests from the teachers, this is what I came up with. The page above features a photograph of my niece, the photograph below spotlights a tree I found on a recent drive.

For the third page, I knew I wanted to do a classic Fotoplay “design the body” of you-know-who, but the search for just the right photograph was frustrating. I looked at dozens of images in my own archive, to no avail. Then, a few days ago, I  stumbled upon my man in the entryway of a local cafe. He kindly paused to allow me to create his portrait

and then he continued, spreading kitschy holiday cheer: