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Irina Davis: Russian Pin-Up

From the official site:

Because of the devastation of World War II, Russian “girls” in the ’40s and ’50s were taught to be tough and work hard. I am saddened by the fact that Russia never had the chance to enjoy the happy pin-up times of America’s postwar period. In fact, cheerful American pin-up art was considered in Soviet Russia to be politically incorrect, decadent and flat-out immoral, the product of a culture that could never understand the true nature of the human condition.

By photographing exclusively Russian immigrant women in traditional all-American pin-up poses, I am inventing my own genre of Russian pin-up.  My concept is to portray pure beauty, femininity and sexuality, not to objectify but to empower. To those who identify the clues in my work, hidden to most non-Russian eyes, I am telling the story of a crisis of Russian national identity, and the frustration and confusion of self-identification with the Old Country, the New World and a diaspora caught between them. My goal is to bridge the gap and seduce the spectator with alluring imagery, trapping him into empathizing with a foreign element.

Irina Davis

Discovered via: NOTCOT


Matt Leunig: Norah Jones Poster

Peanuts-inspired Norah Jones gig poster. Buy it at La La Land.
Matt Leunig


Coralie Bickford-Smith: Penguin Clothbound Hardbacks

View the full set at Flickr

Project Interview at the Penguin Blog

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Aesop stores

Aesop are a cosmetic company with several stores around the world. The design of each store is inspired by the shop’s location.

Aesop in Mayfair, London, designed by Studio Ilse, is inspired by Victorian designs. via Dezeen

Aesop Westbourne store in London kept the store space minimalist. Many of its furnishings and fixtures came from the nearby Portabello Road Market. via Yatzer

Aesop Shoreditch via The OneEightNine

Aesop Paris, designed by March Studio, features shelves inspired by Parisan parquetry, an aesthetic that is usually used on floors. via The Way to Be

The ceilings of Aesop Singapore, also by March Studio, are adorned with 30 km of coconut husk. via Dezeen

Aesop Flinder’s Lane, Melbourne, also March Studio, via The Cool Hunter

Aesop Zurich, also designed by March Studio. via The Cool Hunter

Aesop Basel, via Cool Stuff Around

Aesop Official Site

Kyle Tezak: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

The Dieline project page

Kyle Tezak

Sergey Larenkov

Sergey Larenkov combines photographs of the present day with WWII-era images of the same location.

Sergey Larenkov

Tim Phelan: Spine Publishing book covers

Project Page

Tim Phelan Official Site