Expressions of love. Written words and symbols of love that resonate with daily reminders of affection and compassion. In English, love refers to a variety of different feelings, states and attitudes that range between pleasure to attraction. Love, being an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment, has become a visual emblem within interior spaces. Certainly “love” has a history within the fabric of the world of creative arts. Yet perhaps no other modern slogan of adoration than the iconic framed art “For Like Ever” has expressed it so pronounced. Although not new to our visuals of being included in interiors, the essence of what it relays is worth an acknowledgement and appreciation of it. Love. Adorning interior spaces with a sweet but bold element of simplicity, these words of expressed love can encompass the diversity of uses and meanings of the love itself. The complexity of love simplified. “For Like Ever”.
Of further interest, and with a nod of appreciation for this poster of amorous love, a brief background on this iconic poster of pink and red….
Typography follows the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. This bold yet simple poster, “For Like Ever” follows the art of typography. Its reference to the “Valley Girl” language can certainly not be denied. I recall the deluge of “Valley Girl” exposure in the early 1980’s. Yes, dating myself, indeed. But with that knowledge and understanding of the grammar of speech tied to the “Valley Girl-esque” lifestyle, I immediately understood its link with the bold freshness of this soft pink and bright red statement poster. The poster itself is the work of an artist who was pursuing her MFA in the Graphic Design program at Yale, creating this poster as part of her thesis topic on DIY. Who knew? It is said that this phrase “For Like Ever” was used often by another student in the “Valley Girl” tone and the phrase remained continually on the designer’s mind. Inspired, the designer screenprinted the posters and a love affair and affinity for these posters would soon begin. Certainly a summation of the story but the acknowledgement of sweet success with a poster forever linked to love. Alas, I recall the Domino Magazine cover of 2006 with the large poster boldly hung over the mantle of a stylish interior. The magazine cover that launched the success for this humble print of expression, for certain. Interior history with a typographic poster, was sparked, once again. A love affair of words with simple, modern appeal. And for those of you that have admired this poster and feel the need to adorn your interior spaces with its poignant statement of love? super-rural.com (“For Like Ever” Poster). And, by the way, the color choice of this poster of love is yours to embrace…
The theme of love. The instinctual appeal of the words. The visuals. The words. Love acknowledged, indeed.
“What cannot letters inspire? They have souls: they speak, they have in them all that force which expresses the transport of the heart, they have all the fire of our passions” – Heloise, To Her Lover, Abelard
“There is no remedy for love but to love more”- Henry David Thoreau