Sunday, July 22, 2012

Framework. Eyewear Made Famous

I've stumbled upon these amazing posters by Moxy Creative in my recent internet travels. They deftly combine my love of spectacles, typography and clever graphics into six punchy colour blocked images. 

It's hard to choose a fave, so I think it's probably a safe bet to get all six - but if I had to choose just one, I would love The Ghandi's up on my wall!

I've included the text from the website - who am I to try and top their witty writers? - but you should defs go and check them out for yourself!


01. Woody Allen 02. Kanye West 03. Buddy Holly 04. Michael Caine 

05. Kurt Cobain 06. John Lennon 07. Geordi LaForge 08. Malcolm X 

09. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11.Stephen Colbert 
12. The Blues Brothers 13. Austin Powers 14. Yves Saint Laurent 
15. Elton John 16. George Costanza 17. Bootsy Collins 
18. Elvis Costello 19. Terry Richardson 20. David Hockney 
21. DMC of Run DMC 22. Andy Warhol 23. Mohandas Ghandi 
24. Steve Urkel 25. Napoleon Dynamite 26. Clark Kent 
27. Shock G of Digital Underground 28. Truman Capote

Framework: The Depp's

Perpetual ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Johnny Depp has always been known for his progressive style, and although his looks may change faster than the characters he portrays in his films, these glasses are more often than naught part of the ensemble. Substantial, yet subtle, these glasses reflect the man that wears them, in possession of a style all his own.

Framework: The Gandhi's

Gandhi, without a doubt the poorest man to make any iconic style list; and just as he was a man of simple means, the glasses he donned on the daily were elegantly minimalist. Belying clarity and intelligence, these simple wire frames are a testament to the fact that it is the man too, who makes the clothes.

Framework: The Warhol's

Andy Warhol is perhaps one of the few people in history who successfully turned their very existence into a work of art; and just as art endures over time, so too has his iconic look. Warhol was that rare breed of artist that truly saw the world through different eyes, and almost always that creative worldview was filtered through a seriously stylish pair of frames.

Framework: The YSL's 

One of the most revered designers of all time, Yves Saint Laurent demonstrated a deeper understanding of aesthetic when he said, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” This could be no truer than when looking at the man himself, a veritable icon of style. The man understood that even a simple pair of black frames can inform who we are, and more importantly, who we want to be.

Framework: The Ye's

As surely as George Bush hates black people, Kanye West loves a fashion statement. Indeed, the so-called ‘Shutter Shade’ made so ubiquitous by Mr. West proves that function need not preclude fashion; and even if this one turns up in the annals of fashion history under a “What were they thinking?” banner, those of us that were there can surely answer, “Damn, I look good.”

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