Design for the Real World: Santa

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Design guru Steven Heller explains how Father Christmas became branded as a jolly bearded old man in a red suit.

Music Playlist

  1. Battle Scene from Hary Janos Suite

    Artist: Kodaly, performed by Philharmonia Orchestra
    Album: Various Artists: Dysfunctional Family Xmas
    Label: Angel
  2. Christmas Carol

    Artist: Theatre of Voices
    Album: Carols of the Old and New World
    Label: Harmonia Mundi
  3. 'Twas the Night before Christmas

    Artist: Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
    Album: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas
    Label: Decca
  4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Artist: Joshua Redman
    Album: Warner Bros. Jazz Christmas Party
    Label: Warner Bros.
  5. Here Comes Santa Claus

    Artist: Elvis
    Album: Elvis's Christmas Album
    Label: RCA
  6. Filipino Dance Hall Girl

    Artist: Ry Cooder
    Album: I, Flathead
    Label: Nonesuch