Winter Images c/o Ronald Searle

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

British artist Ronald Searle is one of the most brilliant illustrators and cartoonists I’ve encountered. Ever. Period. His work is insightful and intelligent and whimsical and lovely, and I can’t get enough of it. In honor of the upcoming holidays, I thought I’d share some of my favorite seasonal Searle images. Most of these are taken from the magazines he worked for over the years—Holiday, Lilliput, Punch, Travel+Leisure, among others—via the very amazing Ronald Searle Tribute Blog, and they represent decades of smart satire and social commentary. There’s nothing Southern or, come to think of it, particularly New York about this post (except that Searle worked for a number of magazines based in NYC), but we all get off message every now and again. Enjoy, and merry times to you all this holiday season.

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

Ronald Searle, Holiday magazine, Punch magazine, Lilliput magazine

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