Fonts, France, & Japan, an old issue of Harper's Bazaar

7.30.2010



Fonts are something that I'm interested in. The ones used here (Marie Antoinette) are fun and have a bit of a retro feel.

( I couldn't stop sticking tape to this one above..hehe)

Japanese design is awesome and when you add French flair to it...awesomeness! Someday I wish to visit Japan and France, yes for shopping, but mostly to go mad taking photos with my Canon 5D Mark II..just dreaming (one day you'll be mine), and absorb the different atmosphere, visit museums, look at old monuments and architecture, find lovely cafes, and maybe sit in a park and sketch.
Hopefully I'm not the only one to dream of such things. It's funny how a magazine and fonts stirred up this blog post.



Photos: me.
Magazine: Harper's Bazaar Japan
Artwork on the cover issue: Rob Ryan
Thank you to Creature Comforts & Pugly Pixel
for sharing the clip art you see here. I'm so addicted! xoxo

10 comments :

  1. Oh! There´s fussion in those letters!!!
    I would love to visit those places too.

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  2. Hi Euphoria,
    I feel like I could easily see those letters in a 1960s-70s graphics, something fun and lighthearted :)
    Wouldn't it be nice to visit these places someday? Nice to hear that you are dreaming of them too.
    xo, Merissa.

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  3. that font´s cool ♥

    France is beautiful, i´ve visited Paris and St.Jean de Luz, and i hope some day i can go to Provence, to Chartres, to Amiens, and so many other places... ^^

    Japan is more difficult, cause it´s further... hehe, but maybe some day... :)

    love!

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  4. Hi Stella,
    How lucky of you to have visited all those places, I'm still waiting for my chance. Your passport must be full. For me here in Hawaii, everywhere is far..haha! Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. You are right, looking at those letters is like traveling in time.
    See you around!
    In a Paris Cafe, maybe eating a croissant and drinking a black coffee?

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  6. I love this post and I love your blog i instantly want to add you to my google reader!! I saw your on the blogger course with decor8! I cant afford that much money on a course :( Id love to speak to some of the students from last year and find out if it was worth it!!

    Im introducing myself from the Inspired PRetty class we are both taking. Hi im claire! I wana hit the follow button but you dont have one!!

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  7. Euphoria, yes, in a Paris Cafe with croissant and coffee...and macaroons, shopping bags on the floors and chairs :)

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  8. Hearthandmade, Claire, so nice to meet you! Yes, I took Holly's class over on decor8, twice. It just keeps getting better and better. I thought of it as an investment :) and you get to meet awesome bloggers who are also taking the course.

    As for Debee's class, love her! Having fun!

    Oh, my follow button, I do have one, but haven't put it up. Hmm, maybe I should then. Okay, I'll work on it :)

    Thanks Claire :) xoxo, Merissa.

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  9. I can relate... I am French!
    Aren't Japanese magazines soooo amazing? I have lived there and I was so impressed all the time by the attention to details. Crazy. Love Love Love.

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  10. Bonjour Marie!
    You are so lucky to have lived in France! I have yet to visit that country..*sigh*. You are right about Japanese magazines, and for that matter all things Japanese, they do pay a lot of attention to detail. That's why I love their stuff so. However magazines from Japan can get so expensive here in Hawaii, I wish they were more affordable to feed my visual cravings :) xo

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