It all started in Buenos Aires.
A city whose history is tangible everywhere in the cityscape; where the messages lie on the street, speaking walls, blinking from overpainted posters. A city such as the unique Buenos Aires was the birthplace and inspiration of our
It was here that our idea was born to combine a piece of contemporary history from the fifties and sixties sensibly and decoratively with word art, everyday wisdom and aphorisms.
The lifestyle of that time was shaped by the American dream of life. This made it clear that the background should be original “LIFE Magazine” pages. Story and choice of words redefine the statement again and again, resulting in a new context depending on the composition.
There is no failing. Only people who give up too soon.
Purchasing old “LIFE” magazines was quite a challenge for us, they are very difficult to find in Europe. The Internet helped, and we quickly got in touch with Eric in the USA, who helped us as collector. It turned out that in the age of Facebook, Twitter and Co. the sending of paper resembles the sending of tree stems through the world. At least as far as the costs are concerned.
We quickly started the first pressure tests – with catastrophic results. The paper smashed under our hands, the printing process shredded valuable old “LIFE” originals. It was literally, to cry about.
But giving up was out of the question. We have simply worked long enough to be able to look at magical unique works. Timeless statements with a hint of history, old that is new at the same time.
A discovery that never ends.
In the ONEandONLYs you will find exciting memories of past times, eternalized in an attractive composition with wise, beautiful, winning words.
ONEandONLYs gives daily motivation, a memory and a smile by looking at.
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