DIY poster “Let go or be dragged”

Here it is, the new poster “Lâchez la perche” is available for sale in the shop!

Here is the step by step process explained :

1. The Idea

When teaching ski to the beginner classes, it is one of the first thing we tells our customers: “If you fall, make sure you release the pole”, that you let go!

Because we have to agree, we see too often poor people swallowing a certain amount of snow, though vainly trying to recover in remaining hooked to this lift pole. But why? Surely as Gad Elmaleh, a french comic says, it is “because it is our own, we don’t want to let it go… And yet, there are plenty of others available behind, but we remain stubborn, as it is ours, we keep it and that’s it!”

2. The Drawing

Each poster starts with a sketch on paper with a pencil. As most of my day is already spent in front of a screen, I enjoy to draw sometimes, I can let my hand free to create pretty curves.

Below is the drawing, probably the creation step that I prefer. Several points have to be studied : the body position, the expression of the face, the style of clothing.

dessin bonhomme ski

3. The drawing vectorization (digitalization)

Once satisfied with the drawing, I take a photo and import it in Adobe Illustrator. The vectorization starts thanks to the tools “quill pen”, zone by zone.This is a meticulous and lengthy work.
Parallel to this, I choose the colors of the drawing, inspired by fashion of the moment or by old vintage posters. I like to keep a sober and simple style without too much clutter.
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4. Incorporation of the drawing into the poster

Once the drawing is traced, I proceed to the poster layout by adding texts and background decors. Several colors and typography are tested. Small shadows are added to make it a little more “incorporated” into the decor.
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5. Finalization and rendering

This process can be time-consuming because the aesthetics and the balance of the whole counts a lot for me. As soon as a change is made, I let “rest” the poster a moment before looking again at it. Having a “fresh” look is important in order to effectively judge its own creations.

It is still a bit of an apprehension when I present my creations. I hope you will enjoy this new poster, you may recall an enjoyable moment skiing…

Here is the new poster :
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And here is the framed poster :

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Feel free to let me know your thoughts about this poster, it is always very constructive!
If you want to buy the poster click here!

The poster is available in size A3 (29,7 x 42cm) and A4 (21 x 29,7cm) to the price of 19 and 13€.
Delivery is possible worldwide. Posters are stored in rigid cart board envelopes which guarantee a prefect quality once received.

 

 

Customizable ski slope sign !

red slope sign customizable

Here it is, the first snowflakes fell from the sky and the ski areas start to open, we are in December!

Just like the first little box to open from the Advent calendar, I am pleased to show you on this 1st of December, the latest posters I created :

Ski slope sign posters !

Vintage style, perfect for chalet decoration. Posters are available in the red sign version for the moment. Other colors such as green, blue and black will be released during december month… while waiting for Christmas !

This poster is aimed at people who can’t wait to get on the slopes. You can personalized your poster with the slope, ski area and number you wish, or be even more creative by adding the name of your friends, family, of your favorite place, restaurant or pub !

red slope sign customizable

 

This the version for the slope Bergin in Morillon, Grand-Massif:

vintage ski chalet decoration

 

red slope sign customizable

Style vintage

 

french slope sign piste de ski

 

And this is the version for Aiguilles Rouges in Chamonix :

poster aiguilles rouges chamonix

I hope you will like this new poster.

It is available for sale in the SHOP by clicking here !

If you would have any other ideas or requests, feel free to contact me.

Enjoy skiing !

New vintage posters shop

Good news, I recently opened an ETSY shop where you can now buy the posters I create.

Format available are A4 and A3 but I can print special size on demand.

Each poster has been designed with care and printed on high quality paper 200 Gr.

Price are 16€ for A4 and 20€ for A3.

The good news if you order from France is the shipping is FREE !

No worries is you order from abroad, posters can be delivered anywhere for only 4,90€.

I hope you will enjoy the new posters available in the shop. The selection is limited to 4 for the moment, but I am working in creating some more ! Coming soon…

Click here to visit the ETSY shop !

Ski Prints

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Friends and Family

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Eccentric house : Would you live in it?

Packed with wild colors, vintage collectibles and all things plastic, this Netherlands rental boldly ventures into futuristic territory.
Would you live in it ??

Bram Damman doesn’t see his colorful, collectibles-filled Netherlands home as retro, but rather as futuristic and modern. “Not in the sense of contemporary,” he says, “but in the sense that these items were once designed with the intention to be modern.” Damman’s interior reflects a passion for space-age modern style cultivated during his 1970s childhood. Collector’s items, vintage furniture and bold colors fill his house from top to bottom. Much of his midcentury furniture feels very fashionable, but he’s not interested in trends. “What concerns me the least is what’s in fashion,” he says. “I don’t follow trends; I make them.
Who lives here: Bram Damman
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Size: 650 square feet; 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

So… would you live in this house ??

Inspiration Bloomingville

Bloomingville – ever changing homes

Bloomingville is a wholesale company from Denmark who supply home accessoires to retail- and e-shops.
www.bloomingville.com

Initially, Bloomingville’s product line consisted of items sourced from European producers as well as a small variety of pieces designed by the com­pany’s founder, Betina Stampe. Over time that focus shifted, and today the vast majority of the products are designed in-house, supplemented by special vintage items sourced directly from se­lected suppliers in Southeast Asia and Africa. The unique Bloomingville style is a mixture of raw products with a nostalgic Scandinavian twist and reproductions of fantastic pieces from times past inspired by French brocante.

Vintage cosy cushions

I recently created new cushions for our little flat with the aim of being vintage and cosy. For that, I combined New Zealand wool and different cotton patterns.

What do you think about those cushions? Let me know your thoughts, I’d be happy to hear about it !

I’m on my way to create more cushions for sale, so you can place your order now !

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