Everything Old is New Again
I love taking traditional anythings (techniques, furniture, design) and putting a modern spin on them. For example, I love making silhouettes. Back in February I created these thank you notes for gifts for my daughter.
Silhouettes have a graphic design quality, therefore it is easy to put a modern spin on them.
I printed the cards with royal blue ink on white cards. I thought the bright and bold color combination would add a modern flair to the silhouettes.
This weekend I made these:
These are my new Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair Family Silhouettes!
In this case, like a traditional silhouette, the chairs are actually cut out and not printed. I also chose to use an oval frame which feels more traditional in its shape and style. To modernize my silhouettes I created them with a black and gold palette and the mid-century modern subjects are inherently modern.
You like? Look for a tutorial later this week on creating silhouettes of whatever strikes your fancy. Other things I considered were a peppermill, a french press, and a pencil. (Psst… I cheat, I don’t just cut out the image by sight.)