Extreme Makeover: Artists Re-Imagine Santa

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Sometimes Christmas can feel so, you know, traditional. Much like the re-designed Christmas trees we told you about, creative types are now taking some artistic liberties with the image of Old Saint Nick. Through the eyes of the band Keane, he's a series of two-dimensional masks. Fashion photog Juergen Teller sees Mr. Claus in himself on a chic Italian terrace smoking (creeeepy). Polly Borland sees the jolly guy as a surrealist, hirsute clown and Moby sees him as Obama (oh that Moby!). What images dance in your head when you think of the big guy up North? (The Guardian UK)
Above, clockwise from top left: Images by Polly Borland, Juergen Teller, Marc Quinn and Keane.