August 26, 2009

Eyvind Earle Book


After nearly a year of waiting for it to be in stock, I just received a copy of the most amazing book I've ever owned. It's the monolithic The Complete Christmas Card Art of Eyvind Earle. This book is nearly 20lbs of absolutely magnificent artwork, beautifully reproduced... 833 images of Earle's Christmas cards. I actually started getting chills about 3/4 of the way through it.

I got it for a steal on Amazon.ca. The conversion rate is decent right now for us Yanks and at $167 CDN it's a bargain compared to it's $250 USD original price. So if you don't mind waiting, it's definitely worth your while.

UPDATE: Looks like it's no longer available, folks. Congrats to the people who were able to order the last few at this price. If you're still interested in purchasing the book, you can get it here at full price.

Still not convinced? Check these photos I snapped.




12 comments:

Ian Ross said...

Gorgeous! Make sure you keep this one out of the mouth of the babe!

Aisleen said...

Wow! Those are so beautiful...I'll have to save up and try to get my hands on one. Thanks so much for the heads up on this book!

Marco Bucci said...

awesome! I'll have to look for this.

Heather Dixon said...

Oh! I am so jealous!

Tom E. J. Twolan said...

I love Eyvind Earles stuff looks so amazing.

Rex said...

Amazing! Thanks for sharing those photos.

John Coulter said...

I ordered the book. And i just got an email cancelling my order. So sad.
Since it not available, feel free to scan more images and post them:-)
thanks

pumml said...

My pleasure, guys.

Ian - will do! And by babe, I assume you mean my wife. I'll definitely try to keep her from slobbering on it.

John - Thanks for the update, and sorry you couldn't get one. I've added a new link to the post if you still want to buy one (but at cover price).

j.etienne said...

eyvind earle's design didn't become obsolete.I heard about these cards in a short biography but I 'd never seen any of them.
Thanks for sharing.

VisuaLingual said...

Oh, wow! I just stumbled across your blog, and I love these images! Thanks for introducing me to a great artist.

Philip Morgan said...

Eyvind Earle was a genius! I only discovered him a couple of months ago, but now he seems to be everywhere. I have to get my hands on that book!

Pile Girl said...

Maybe some sort of a book timeshare would be possible. Pay $20 and you can keep it for a week. Something like that.