Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.
If you grew up playing Super Mario Bros., like I did, you’ll get a real kick out of Larry T Quach’s Mario-themed wedding invitations. After he was asked by his good friends, Esther Tanouye and Ryan Watkins, to design their wedding invitations in an 8-bit Mario style, Quach not only completed the task (while pressed for time), but did the couple and the classic game justice!
The details and nods to the original video game are impeccable. It’s only upon closer inspection that one identifies the couple’s last names in place of the Nintendo logo. Once the Nintendo cartridge-shaped invitation is opened, there are more nostalgic surprises including three question block cards – one for the wedding registry, one for directions to the wedding, and one for your RSVP and dinner selections. Quach’s invitation was such a hit that there were several guests that called in their RSVP so that they could keep the actual card.
With only three days until the wedding, Quach managed to whip up even more treats for the attendees. Placed at each table were question block boxes filled with Mario-related goodies, including their menu selections.
It’s refreshing and delightful to see a momentous occasion like one’s wedding infused with such creativity and fun. Especially for a generation with fond memories of playing 8-bit video games!