Retro Christmas Clip Art by Andy Nortnik is home to some of the most unique and unusual of Christmas clip art online.
That’s saying something when you consider that clip art has no greater category than Christmas. Many folks use Christmas clip art for making party announcements, gift tags and Christmas cards. People use Christmas clip art in family newsletters, school projects, websites and Church functions. There may be no bigger need for clip art for the average person than at Christmas.
But for all the Christmas clip art you can find online there is a general quality to it that is kind of, well, boring. How many ways can you do snowmen, trees and Santa?
That is what makes Andy’s work stand out. The stuff is not your garden variety Christmas artwork.
Nortnik’s retro collection skips the contrasty images in red, green and white for the muted shades of old-style print, featuring softer tones of peach, teal and burnt reds. The effect is traditionally Christmas in a vintage sense, giving an almost Normal Rockwell-esque quality to whatever publication it accompanies.
Andy’s work is not free but at $10 for fifty images it is most certainly a bargain.
According to his website, Andy got his start working as a graphic designer for a small ad agency in Denver Colorado in 1989 after graduating from The Colorado Institute of Art. He became a screen print artist at a small sign shop, a production artist for another ad agency and then found a very creative position as the Senior Artist for the Sales Division of the Fortune 100 Company MCI/WorldCom. After devoting 5 years to the Creative Department of MCI, Andy honed his skills as a cartoonist, illustrator and digital artist and eventually became a very busy freelance artist on the side as well. After playing the role as Art Director for a Fortune 500 Human Resource company and then moving on to Art Director for Arthur Andersen Consulting. Andy now is a full time freelance professional whose work for organizations large and small is well known and recognizable.
Retro is always “in” when it comes to Christmas. That is what makes Nortnik’s work impressive.