In 2007, the French design studio be-poles created an editorial department and collection of travel notebooks called Portraits de Villes. The beginning of a long voyage. Adhering to its own typographic culture which combines elegance and simplicity, equilibrium and homothety, precisions in details and proportions, be-polesis adding its contributions to the book of photography. Each book has a guest artist who is given carte blanche to illustrate the city of his/her choice. The book editing follows strict artistic requirements in terms of both content and form: from the cover colors to the format, paper, blank space, typeface and finish, every detail has been thought through to provide the best possible setting for the pictures and its story. A perfect gift for the artist, designer, photographer and traveler in all of us.
"I love traveling. It is an invitation to see things differently; create a new perspective. I hope that all Ryze pieces bring people closer to another culture. These notebooks are a more tangible way of opening up that door and visiting some of the most beautiful cities in the world." Pascale
Handmade in England
Alfie Douglas is an English family of designers who make original, minimal leather backpacks and bags in London, England.
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