For the Winter 2019 Half Moon Books store window update, I wanted to do something interesting but also minimal. I think after Holiday, minimalism is a great motif. I thought of just one solid pillar of books spiraling. There’s repetition and pattern in the simplicity. #monolithic
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And without further adieu, here’s my latest window installation for Half Moon Books in Kingston, NY… STARRY NIGHT.
I wanted to create something a bit different for this year’s Holiday windows. Something a bit darker and not totally “in your face” Christmas. No red or green, no Christmas Trees and no Santa. So, I came up with Starry Night.
I had to defy gravity with the books like I usually do and I had found great pictures of “floating books.” That’s when I had the idea to create the books as chimney smoke. A cozy, winter scene.
I initially wanted to use a cabin but upon my research I found this great vintage Sears Catalog house illustration. It’s the Randolph style if you’re interested! BINGO… The books serve as chimney smoke puffs for this charming Sears Catalog spec home.
The background is dark blue paper mounted to a pegboard base with twinkle xmas lights poked thru the holes… Instant starlit night sky. And then I used the half moon from the store’s actual logo and VOILA; A Starry Night was born.
I hope you enjoy! Shop small this holiday. Peace and Love for all.
Oh, I almost forgot. I made a table too!
Lots of installations to show you this week. In addition to the Fall windows at Half Moon Books, I also helped install my 3rd annual Tousey Winery booth for the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Needless to say, it was a busy week.
My adorable clients, Ben and Kimberly Peacock (see below) always want to outdo themselves with the booth design, year after year. This year, I wanted to highlight their craft and how painstakingly they work on their wines. It’s an art form.
That’s where the art gallery theme came to be. Crisp white walls, bright lights and artwork. The gold frames highlight their products and the wall decals in my fave Helvetica font display their menu and tell their story. The philosophy behind their wines and their craft… Like an artist’s statement that you’d see at a gallery.
My fave is the light up podium at the front showcasing their sparkling wine… The Loic named after their youngest son. Oh, we also won best booth! Cheers…
Visit my complete Tousey Winery gallery here.
The adorable proprietors… Ben and Kimberly Peacock
any some behind the scenes with yours truly…