Henri Bendel's fashion illustrator, Izak Zenou, designs a line of chic stationery
Before becoming the house Illustrator for high-end retailer Henri Bendel, artist Izak Zenou whipped up breezy fashion sketches for clients including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Catherine Malandrino and Vera Wang.
Now he's adding “stationery designer” to his C.V. with a new product line for online paper goods store Expressionery.com.
The collection, which includes notes, invitations, stationery and social calling cards, no doubt introduces Zenou's spirited work to a whole new audience, while effectively giving his fans an affordable way to collect his work.
The artist designed more than 40 products for Expressionery, most of which borrow from previously existing fashion works. Sets of 25 folded notes are priced at $24.
"I selected the illustrations that I felt women could relate to and see themselves in," said Zenou.
"I enjoy bringing a high fashion look to simple accessory items. It really dresses up your whole look. Since most of my products are only available at select retail locations, we felt that this was a great opportunity for more women to get to know the Izak girls."
Zenou added that a line of school stationery he had previously designed laid the groundwork for him to take on this type of collaboration, noting, "This opportunity seemed like a natural extension of that."
We're excited to nab a few notecards and party invitations that don't look like slices of a larger sheet of wallpaper — a stationery trend we're eager to see peel off.
Illustrations "Palm Springs Weekend" folded notecards by Izak Zenou for Expressionery.com. Credit: Expressionery.com.