Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Design: Erik Neill Weiss

Design: Erik Neill Weiss

A great idea for a Gift Certificate from my days as Creative and PR Director of La Coupe Salons in New York and Montreal.

This is the color version of La Coupe’s bi-lingual 1976 Gift Certificate surrounded by an easily detachable picture mat designed by Erik Neil Weiss. Clients could replace the gift certificate with a 3 1/2″ x 5″ photo or etching or whatever, and frame it.    Shown here, an old family photo, from 1904, very Belle Epoque.

We did a limited edition of 500 – signed and numbered by the artist.  The design was derived from actual antique bookbinding papers influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, also inspired, said the artist, by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. To see details of the gift certificate front and back, how it works and the black and white version, click here: