As many of you may have already noticed, we’ve got a new, double-sided Smokingpipes.com poster circulating in the spring edition of Pipes and Tobacco Magazine. Thanks in part to popular demand, we’ll start offering the posters on the site with this coming Monday’s update.
One side features no fewer than 70 of the coolest pipes we've showcased in our twelve years in business. We’ve fashioned it a guessing-game of sorts, withholding the names of the makers from the poster instead of a cheat sheet (that can be found at www.smokingpipes.com/poster2012).
The other side of the poster boasts the Art Nouveau stylings of California based artist Jonathan Radin. Jonathan approached me last year with the completed watercolor print of a woman (à la Alfons Mucha) smoking an Adam Davidson pipe under a Smokingpipes banner, so this year when Sykes, John Sutherland (head of our Creative team), and I were discussing what the other side of our poster would look like, that we should use Jonathan’s art became clear pretty quickly.
You can see more of Jonathan’s work at RadinART.com
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