If someone spilled pastel-colored paints all over Paris in the 1920’s, then it would probably look something like the Souvenirs de Paris by Leslie David, a graphic designer and illustrator who operates out of Paris. Souvenirs de Paris, or “Memories of Paris,” to put it in English, are literally black and white images of the famed city of light covered in paint.
David offers these “illustrations,” as she calls them on her site, as postcards available for purchase. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to paint over a city like it’s a canvas, then you may enjoy these “illustrations,” as they may appease your desire to paint the world.
Matia Guardabascio is a proud citizen of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in both English and French Literature. As the daughter of a musician and a school teacher, Matia grew up in a musical household with parents who made a concerted effort to instill in her the value and importance of the arts. She is a music enthusiast, an avid reader, a writer of prose and poetry, a traveler, and an enthusiastic imbiber of red wine. The piano is her favorite instrument, followed by the drums, and she loves Impressionist artwork, especially because she doesn’t need to wear her glasses to see what’s going on. That’s right, the glasses are not for show. She wears tri-focals because she reads too much, or as her good friends might say, she actually 80-years-old.