As you can see, we’ve been dreaming of vacation all summer. Now that we have cranked out a bucket full of new designs to create our latest poster series, we probably will do just that!
For quite some time now, have had a lot of interest from the buyers at Fab.com (and from decorators & fans) in vintage-looking posters with nautical or coastal themes. So we decided to create the COastal Collection and get it done while it was still summer time! Since we could not get away from our drawing tables and iMacs, we put on our flip flops and tacky Hawaiian shirts and started creating breezy, whimsical seaside prints. (We tried wearing sunglasses, but it kept throwing off our color perception!) Our goal was to create art that would look great in a vacation cottage. For land-lubbers, we tried to illustrate art that would transform any ordinary room into a slice of Paradise.
We drew our inspiration from vintage travel posters, magazine ads, restaurants, match book covers. Our style was based on nostalgic illustrative design. We used color, fonts and open space to conjure up feelings of relaxation, escape, amusement, comfort, and leisure. Bright colors, nautical icons, and silly phrases made us smile, so we used them to the fullest. Once we put together 24 poster designs, we created a postcard set, and launched a full line of ready-to-frame prints in two sizes: 18" x 24" and 11" x 14".
See the entire collection on our Anderson Design Group Studio Store site. If you cannot get to the coast this summer, do the next best thing and turn a room in your home or office into a seaside getaway!