Summer nights are some of the most magical times of the year. The warm weather and long days give way to cooler evenings, and the stars come out to light up the sky. It’s a time when anything seems possible, and memories are made that last a lifetime.
One of my favorite summer night memories is from when I was a teenager. In my hometown, we spend most days of our summer holidays at the beach with a group of friends – swimming, laying around and gossiping, and then riding our bikes around the neighborhood till sundown. By nightfall, we would end up back at the lake shore where all the kids from the area gathered. Usually, someone would light a campfire, and we all would sit there for hours, watching the fireflies dance around and listening to the crickets chirping in the distance. We would all share stories and laugh until it was time to head home. It’s these summer nights, spend under a starry night sky, that I still remember and cherish. And plan on reliving this upcoming season!
In our popular Inspiration + Paper series we search for themes and topics that can act as a source of inspiration when working with design papers. With such a simple yet protean medium as paper, it can be easily forgotten how much power paper can behold. A single paper, or a collection, can imitate an emotion or ignite a memory, it can signal values and thoughts – and it can definitely have a direct impact on its viewer or holder, both consciously and subconsciously – making it an incredible powerful and important aspect to any project or design utilizing paper.
Finding inspiration in my favorite and most cherished summer memories, I’ve created new paper palettes with beautifully textured papers from the brand new Design Papers Collection by Europapier
Inspired by some of my favorite memories from the summers past, I’ve curated mini collections – inspiration palettes so to say – that embody the colors, moods, and atmospheres of those experiences. I’ve selected four of my most cherished memories: collecting wildflowers on Midsummer’s night to put underneath my pillow for a spell, a late night out with friends on the banks of the Danube, the cracking sounds and light of the campfire in the slowly darkening night, and of course, those late night dips in the lake under a starry night – and matched them with beautiful papers from Europapier’s brand new, 7th edition Design Papers Collection. All papers mentioned below are exclusively available at Europapier. You can find the whole Inspiration + Paper article series here.
A mini collection inspired by the long-lived Scandinavian tradition of collecting 7 different wildflowers on Midsummer’s night, to put underneath your pillow for a spell to see your future husband in your sleep…
Classy Covers TT Green
Gmund Heather Coal
Gmund Canvas Green Grey
Gmund Canvas Chalky White
A mini collection inspired by the many late hot nights spent out with friends, on the banks of the Danube. The sounds of laughter, clinking wine glasses, and music echoing long into the night…
Stone Shine Brilliant
Gmund Urban Architect Grey
Color Style Leather Deep Black
Gmund Heather Tangerine
A mini collection inspired by the sound of a crackling campfire and those red, hot sparks flying up into the air, against a slowly darkening night sky…
Mirror Gold Gloss
Gmund Heather Tangerine
Gmund Urban Brasilia Powder
Stone Robust Carbon
A mini collection inspired by a summer must: a late-night dip into the waters of a cooling lake under a starry night…it doesn’t get any dreamier than that!
Gmund Heather Peacock
Gmund Urban Cement
Classy Covers MN red
Color Style Fresh Vibrant Coral