Book Review: Hermès, Heavenly Days
You won’t be able to resist this elegant collection of Alice Charbin’s whimsical illustrations from her 18-year collaboration with luxury goods icon Hermès. For almost two decades, illustrator Alice Charbin has been inviting people to escape to the whimsical world of Hermès, where the brand’s iconic orange box frequently shapeshifts and appears in the most unlikely of places.
Hermès: Heavenly Days brings together 300 of Charbin’s best drawings in a beautiful package that’s perfect for every coffee table. From Christmas in the North Pole to Paris in the springtime, these winks from the house of Hermès will make readers of all ages smile.
Did you know, by the way, that Hermès’ iconic orange box came about purely by accident? It first appeared in 1942 when, during the Second World War, there was a shortage of cream cardboard boxes and the supplier had to use what he had left, which was orange.
‘Hermès: Heavenly Days’ by Alice Charbin & Rachael Canepari, published by Abrams & Chronicle
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