2009 New Year’s Greeting by Art Grootfontein

Every year around the holidays I receive a whole slew of animated greeting cards. The new year’s greeting below by French artist Art Grootfontein is the most impressive from this past season’s batch of e-cards. It should be evident from the piece itself, but Grootfontein also tells me that one of his favorite sources of inspiration is my book Cartoon Modern.


  • http://www.seanvec.com sean

    coincidentally, i just watched this yesterday: http://users.skynet.be/pdauwe/ursula_martinez.wmv and it too uses Mancini’s A Shot in the Dark. Who doesn’t love a little magic once and a while?

    i should also say i thought the cartoon/animated greeting card was great!!

    –thanks!

  • http://www.daintyproductions.com Chris Dainty

    I like it. Good stuff.

  • Eric

    I lost interest at 0:50.

  • Terrence

    Curious to see a monochrome photographic safelight and photochemical technology showcased in something done in Flash. It’s hip to be old school, at least in a Christmas card.

  • http://www.jessica-plummer.com Jessica Plummer

    Haha! The build up for the end is pretty cute. Colors were my favorite part.

  • http://www.moremojo.blogspot.com Jose Saenz

    Very nice…yep, that book is a CONSTANT source of inspiration. I know it completely changed the way I approached design.

  • Pedro Nakama

    I like it! Kinda Cartoon Modern with a cut-out feel to it.

  • http://www.hasenkamm.de Thorsten Hasenkamm

    Very cool!