Friday, November 5, 2010


Image source: Nate Williams
I met a traveler from a modern land
who said: I used to think I knew
what avant-garde meant, it meant
new art so advanced you can't understand
it, like a chic perfume without a scent.
An avant-garde poem was abstract you
could get rid of commas and capital letters
forget making sense dreams were better
irony mandatory and meaning arbitrary
like poker with blanks instead of cards.
It was intimidating and I remained leery
until I met A. and his avant-garde smile:
“Just do the opposite of whatever's in style,”
he said with a wink when he won an award.
“You see, it isn't so hard to be avant-garde.”

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Paul Iribe

Paul Iribe was an amazing french Fashion illustrator. His illustrations for Paul Poiret made him famous, as well as the illustrations for Jeanne Lanvin, and Coco Chanel (whom he had an affair with!)
I love the elegance of his work and the bold, bright colors. His illustrations were simple, clean and delicate. Paul Iribe's illustration of Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter is inspiration for the Lanvin logo still used today.
Here are some of his illustrations: