A Christmas Carol Immortalised In 25 Handmade Cardboard Cutout Scenes

Christmas is on our doorstep. It seems like everyone is slowly, but surely getting into that special mood that comes once a year. Artists are certainly not falling behind. To be honest, I believe they are leading the way. UK based artist, David Hamilton (Wintersixfour), created one-of-a-kind cardboard-cutout art piece. This inspiring collection depicts a story of A Christmas Carol in incredible 25 handcrafted scenes. Equipped only with a scalpel, a couple of lights, and a pile of A4 cards David sets on incredible holiday inspired journey. Cutting and compiling levels upon levels of dark cardboard took weeks to complete. But those simple and subtle shapes and heavy contrast bring this well-known story back to life with dose of sweet suspense right until the end. Finished piece looks just amazing, take a look!

 

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I’d describe myself as an enthusiastic amatuer, and my art (if you can call it that) lacks a certain amount of originality. Having said that, it makes me smile, and that’s why I do it.

 

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My main source of inspiration is Popular Culture … and my main, main source of inspiration is Star Wars, though not for this project funnily enough. This series of images came about because I love Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I’ve read the book many times, and took much inspiration from the Alastair Sim 1951 film. I also love the Mickey Mouse version (I cry every time). That’s the one with Mickey as Bob Crachit, not to be confused with the horrible Disney CGI version.

 

Wintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculptures

 

I normally work with Photoshop, creating digital art. This was the first time I used card to create images as I felt it was more in keeping with the Victorian theme. Armed with a scalpel, a couple of bicycle lights, and a pile of A4 card, I set about weeks of cutting and propping up. I think it worked out quite well!

 

Wintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculptures

 

Plans for next year? None at the minute. In the post-Trump world, is it worth making plans? Who knows how long we’ll last … this time next year we could all be radioactive dust!

 

Wintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculpturesWintersixfour David Hamilton Christmas Carol Christmas craft art design hand made handmade life artwork cardboard sculpture sculptures

 

A Christmas Carol today. Tomorow?!..

Wow! This must be one of my favorite visualizations of A Christmas Carol ever. Simplicity and contrast combined with carefully cut out details made this piece truly outstanding. If you would like to check other David’s amazing projects follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Finally, I would like to invite you to comment bellow. Share your thoughts on this Christmas themed cardboard art.

 

 

Visual content courtesy of Wintersixfour.

Igor Stanković

Igor Stanković

Hi, my name is Igor. I am a freelance designer and founder of Vector Alchemist and Whizual blog. Being passionate about art and aesthetics, and interested in variety of different topics I thought that I should share some of my insights and hopefully inspire some people in their creative thinking.

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