Thirty Awesome Artist’s Impressions of Krampus

Everyone’s favourite Christmas villain Krampus has a long history of scaring the crap out of small children. Depicted in folklore as a huge, hairy, hoofed beast who punishes unruly kids, Krampus is the totally opposite of a cuddly Santa Claus figure. He is also noted to carry whips to swat children, and a bathtub to carry them to Hell. Sweet dreams children! With the upcoming movie inspired by the folklore, Krampus is taking centre stage this Christmas.

The Krampus mythos is thought to date to pre-Christian times, and is still observed in some Alpine countries. Artists attempting to capture the beast’s image also has a long history, with Krampus themed illustrated greeting cards rising in popularity during the 1800’s. We’ll be taking a look at these vintage cards later in the month, but for now, here’s thirty modern artists impressions of Krampus.

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Krampus Says by JollyRotten

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Der Krampus by lord-phillock

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Gift for Krampus by UnderneathEverything

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A Krampus in my Stylus by thejeffster

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Krampus by stormberry

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The Krampus by bombsfall

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Krampus by Valtsu

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Happy Krampus Christmas by RedEyeLoon

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Krampus by Miko-M

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Merry Krampus Greeting Card by Redbubble

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Krampus by Hungrysparrow

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Gifts for Ill-Mannered Children by Basso Art

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Krampus Xmas Card by BrittMartin

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Santa and Krampus by Thomas Hope

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Klaus vs Krampus by zsabreuser

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Herr Krampus by Schramdrew

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Krampus is Coming by croonstreet

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Krampus by coeric

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Meet Krampus by RavenBlackCrow

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Krampus by Odysseus-UP

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Krampus by Madame-Hobnob

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Krampus Card by misuka

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Krampus by noahbradley

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2010 Krampus by Matttowler

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A Krampus by mr-nick

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Krampus No Like Doll by progressivemodern

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Krampus Ornaments by HobascusHolluck

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Gruss Vom Krampus by MacGreen

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Krampus is Coming by estivador

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Evil Elf by MrRevenge

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Krampus by Croshame

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