In college, I thought those vintage repro advertising posters you see at World Market were the height of class. They were weathered and muted. They were often in French or Italian. I was drinking espresso and reading Camus and probably judging you, not even realizing I was the bigger tool for acting like that while wearing Gap chinos.
These days, I have a hard time looking at those posters due to the memory of what a pretentious douchebag I was back then.
Fabio Perez at Twentyone Creative has caught that vintage ad feel – minus the prevention – and applied it to products and services that don’t exist, for a selection of prints that speak to nostalgia for a time and place there never was.
Perez has a full selection up at his Etsy shop – these are some of my favorites:
Fabio Perez’s work is available in his Etsy shop.