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Christmas and New Year card

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Branson Coates (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour photo lithograph printed on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Snodin

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 221

The greetings card can be an effective medium for publicity and corporate identity. This example, a millennium and Christmas greeting for Branson Coates, designers of the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, South East London, wittily juxtaposes a scene inside the dome with a conventional representation of the Christ Child, whose birth the millennium celebrations purport to commemorate.

Physical description

Computer-generated montage showing the interior of the Millennium Dome with crowds, and the Baby Jesus superimposed on the giant figures of the Body Zone

Place of Origin

London (made)


1999 (made)


Branson Coates (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour photo lithograph printed on card

Marks and inscriptions

wishing you a merry christmas / and a wild new millennium
inside; printing

Michael! / Nigel
inside; hand written in ink

find us at our new address: branson coates, 1 honduras street, london EC1Y 0TH, voice +44(0)20 7336 1400, fax +44(0)20 7336 1401, e-mail info@bransoncoates.com, web www.com
inside, bottom edge; printing


Height: 10.7 cm folded, Height: 21.2 cm open, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Corporate Christmas and Millennium card for Branson Coates; London, 1999

Production Note

Attribution note: corporate greeting


Card; Ink


Colour photo lithograph

Subjects depicted

Millennium Dome


Prints; Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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