Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vintage Bally

Graphic design in classic French advertisements has long been a source of inspiration for me (though lately others have been drawing inspiration as well... see Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, et. al).

Designer Jacques Auriac's work for Bally is a sensational representation of what makes this genre so alluring: the colors, the bold shapes, the simplicity.  What I really love about these images is how they convey such a strong statement without making any direct references to the products being advertised.  Instead, the prints rely on visual elements to convey the style and energy of the brand.

(My apologies for the tiny image - but it was too cute not to post...)



Shalatron said...

I like how both your author names are Whitney & Gillian! Tee hee…


gillian & whitney said...

Why thank you! the Ladies of the Light ALWAYS appreciate reader comments! Keep on reading!