The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine kindly asked me to produce some designs for their Christmas cards again this year using a Christmas tree theme. Just like last year, all proceeds go towards the School’s scholarship funds.
For inspiration I visited the talented Claire and Jane in the School’s Library and Archives department – a treasure trove of 1920s medical and scientific drawings and sketches (all copyright of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine):
I then used them to create two designs: one where a traditional pine tree is decorated with the beautiful drawings of quite gross insects and their insides, and another “12 days of the School’s Christmas tree” card (apologies for the not that great photos – my camera is with my sister taking photos of Rwandan gorillas!):
My personal cards (which are really late this year – I blame getting married and moving house) are all about the Norway Spruce, the traditional Christmas tree, and how being evergreen is a result of thousands of years of adaptation to the Northern European climate. Here’s a sneak peek: