Paris Traveler Series

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Paris Traveler Series

I love travel posters - both for the sense of adventure they instill, and the way they allow the artist to take a complex subject like a city and distill it to a simple icon. When it comes to Paris, it's no secret that Nichole and I have a penchant for the pedestrian pleasures. So with this project, my aim was to create a series of travel-poster-inspired illustrations, but with a twist: to focus on the moments that you enjoy now and remember fondly later, rather than on the monuments, which instead serve only as an architectural backdrop. The result is a series of four prints that give a playful prominence to the things you do over the things you see. ParisTraveler_Walk_pinupWalk in the Rain / Arc de Triomphe A stroll in the rain, the arc of the umbrella complemented by the Arc de Triomphe and its attending angels. ParisTraveler_Cafe_pinupLinger at the Café / Pont Neuf A row a cafe chairs, good for people watching - or in this case, the mascarons that line the bridge - with their cane backs complementing the rhythmic arches of the Pont Neuf. ParisTraveler_Bicycle_pinupCycle Across the City / Notre Dame A bicycle with its basket full of flowers in front of the Notre Dame cathedral - the wheel merging with the rose window, the basket with the upper arches and the flowers with the trefoils and quatrefoils of the church facade. ParisTraveler_Drinks_pinupShare a Drink / Eiffel Tower A pair of champagne glasses on a cafe table, the bubbles intermingling with the evening stars, creating a phantom Eiffel Tower in the negative space between the two glasses. Paris Traveler Series, Original Illustrations by Evan Robertson of Obvious State All prints are available in The Paris Print Shop. There's more to come, but I wanted to share what I've completed so far. I'd love to hear what you think!

50 comments

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Emily

They’re wonderful! They’re intricate without being too busy. Well done!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Angel Y.

Wow I absolutely adore these! The intricate detail in the background along with the color palette is divine. The Notre Dame print is amazing. Great work!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by liz piccione-volger

They are genius. Absolutely LOVE!!!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Al

These are gorgeous! Love the colors used, and the deco look too. Fabulous! -Al

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Cyndi

These are wonderful. I especially like the Eiffel Tower/stars – so iconic, yet so fresh.

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Kimberly

I absolutely love these. They are so clever.

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Tedi via Tangerine Tote

I am obsessed! Love these!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Val

What evocative elegance!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Georgianna

You’ve outdone yourself! I adore all of them! Brilliant, Evan!

Jul 20, 2014 • Posted by Briel K.

I love these so much! Nicely done! Will you be doing other cities as well?

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