Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Street Posters

I've been meaning to photograph these St. Germain street posters for quite some time. It's so refreshing to see liquor promoted in an artistic, nostalgic manner, as opposed to the typical "models and bottles" cliche. The typography is quite elegant, love the mint green/gold color combo, and the vintage wallpaper texture fits perfectly with the french boudoir aesthetic. And of course the black and white cheesecake photography is striking. Designed by Oregon-based Sandstrom Design. Read a great assessment from an advertising perspective here.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Alan the Gallant

I was just recently introduced to the amazing design studio Alan the Gallant (formerly itte studio) from Barcelona, Spain. I completely adore their elegant, capricious approach to graphic and illustrative projects, as well as their intricate, detailed patterns, which have been applied to an array of items including clothing, wallpaper, and even the exterior of a home! Read more about them on Pattern and Pulp here and here.