Guess all those Lipton commercials convinced someone he was the right man for the job…
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The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution dedicated to the preservation of French Art Deco era art and automobiles, announced today that its latest book, French Curves: Delahaye ∙ Delage ∙ Talbot-Lago, will be unveiled to the public this August at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
We covered the first volume in this series, The Art of Bugatti, here. French Curves is the second volume, and you can buy them both directly from the publisher. If you ask, you can get them signed by author Michael Furman too!
We just love the look of Paper City Paris! | Made by Joel. Cut out the Eiffel Tower and more, in addition to these little people and the classic car. Rainy-day fun for your little francophile? We’re sure you can think of many more uses for these adorable–and free–paper cutouts!
If you don’t know Paris-based collage artist Matthew Rose, we want you to! New works on paper from his series “GOD & COUNTRY” will be available for purchase at the new concept store STORIE in Paris from August 30th through September 30th. Signed, dated posters will be available.
Join us at the vernissage on September 1st!
…once upon a time, the ability to speak French properly was considered an absolute essential. In 26 chapters, each focusing on a different colourful Francophile, Fumaroli makes his way across 18th-century Europe. The book is a gallery of Russians, Prussians, Swedes, Poles, Italians and Englishmen; politicians, soldiers, kings and collectors, who all aspired to speak and write the French language beautifully…
During WWI, Léon Bel, creator of La Vache Qui Rit, saw the design above on trucks that transported fresh meat to the troops at the front. The troops named this cow the Wachkyrie, a play on the German word Walkyrie, to annoy their adversaries.
When the time came to design his packaging, Bel recalled having seen this design and decided to use it as a starting point. He asked Benjamin Rabier, the original Wachkyrie artist, to make him a friendly cow that would appeal to the public. Thus the Vache Qui Rit… And it was Léon Bel’s wife who asked them to give the cow earrings!
French artist Blexbolex has charmed the world with his playful cartoons and illustrations, to which he brings his wonderfully eclectic creative background — classically trained as a screen-printer in 1980s France, inspired by the whodunits of the 1950s and 60s, and having directed a German art studio in the 1990s, he blends elements of cartoons, graphic novels and soft watercolor painting into simple yet endlessly whimsical artwork.
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Diddy is a self-proclaimed Francophile: with an album titled “Last Train to Paris” and premium vodka Ciroc attached to his famous name, you’d think he’d be riding around in a striped shirt, by now, baguette in tow. But it’s precisely this French fascination that recently got the hip-hop mogul and his crew into trouble with customs at Nice’s Cote d’Azur airport last week.
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The life and times of an English woman living in Provence with her husband The Artist and her two Scottie Dogs, exploring the food and customs of her adopted home town in Provence. Provence Calling
You could win a pad of G. Lalo vergé de France stationery plus a two-pack of Clairefontaine mini notebooks! Offer ends August 31, 2011.
Exaclair, Inc. is well known as the distributor of Clairefontaine paper products in the U.S. For over 100 years Clairefontaine has been renowned for making the best writing paper in the world. Other French brands distributed by Exaclair include Rhodia, Quo Vadis, Exacompta, J. Herbin, G. Lalo, Brause, and Decopatch. Exaclair’s extensive product lines include notebooks, notepads, journals, weekly and daily planners, social stationery and invitations, note cards, and fine art papers. They also import sealing wax and fountain pen inks made by J. Herbin, the oldest name in pen inks in the world.