While the world attempts to learn to live in an era of COVIC-19, cities are dealing with the collective trauma that the pandemic has inflicted. But from within the effects of these troubling times, we strive to find the silver linings — the unexpected positive effects, which have come in the form of unity and acts of solidarity.
Inspired by the empowering feeling of unity, and to spread the message of hope, we wanted to celebrate some of the world’s most iconic cities with the best way we know how to. With paper. We’ve created paper collections in a color palette that matches the unique atmosphere and spirit of six cities, from the buzzing energy and bright lights of Tokyo to the uniquely urban feel of the world’s most iconic metropolis that is New York City.
Matching inspiring photographs of iconic cityscapes with beautiful design papers by Europapier
Starting in South America, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil is famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The unique combination of beach life in the mids of a city creates an interesting contrast of festive colors scattered on a muted, tropical background. Colors which all can be found in the extensive Color STYLE Smooth paper range.
Across the Atlantic, London’s famous red double-deckers act as a pop of color against the diverse architecture; the old and new, traditional and contemporary, art deco and gothic, all sitting beside each other in total harmony. A balanced mix of muted grey and blue shades of Neobond and finely textured Gmund Urban Cement and a bold IQ Color Coral Red, nicely represent the city whose history stretches back to the Roman times.
Our home town, Vienna, may not compete for the spotlight with other major capitals of the world, but everyone who’s ever visited, knows the charm of the city filled with tales of princesses, cherry trees, and imperial palaces. The muted colors of the delicately textured Crush and Remake papers, together with Color STYLE Smooth Pastel Pink encapture the hues of the city we love.
The muted colors of the delicately textured Crush and Remake papers, together with Color STYLE Smooth Pastel Pink encapture the hues of the city we love.
Merely 100 kilometers from here, the city of Budapest, which is divided by the river Danube into the west side Buda and east side Pest, offers a spectacularly dramatic and historic skyline unmatched elsewhere. The charming atmosphere of Budapest can be captured in a range of warm, muted coffee tones from the Color STYLE Smooth range, against a daring IQ Color Aqua Blue, echoing the pearly blue river flowing through the city.
Traveling further to Asia, Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital mixes the ultramodern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The iconic buzzing energy and bright lights of the metropolitan, which can be seen all the way from outer space, is replicated in the bright and shiny Fluo Poster and Galaxy Metallic papers, while the traditional side of the city is represented by muted Crush Kiwi and Twill Indigo.
Our last stop is the most famous city in the world, the big apple, the city that never sleeps, New York City. The iconic silhouette of the skyline, bustling Times Square, and notoriously recognizable yellow taxi cabs amongst the urban landscape, create a recognizable visual palette full of charisma and texture. Echoing the contrast of hard and soft sides of New York, embossed Gmund Urban and Gmund Stone papers beautifully match with smooth Via Felt and Twill Grey.