Marc Olivier's ABC Paris + Giveaway *winner announced*

Marc_Olivier

A while back I posted about Marc Olivier's photography and I was happily surprised when Marc emailed to tell me that his ABC Paris prints are now for sale in 5x5 and 8x8 prints as well as a full collage print. The quote by Victor Hugo, "If you know how to see, you can recognize the physiognomy of a king in a door knocker" motivated college professor and photographer Marc to pursue photographing the city of Paris like a book. The scenes focus upon the beautiful found alphabet symbols throughout the Parisian landscape and are stunning when viewed separately or collectively.

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The prints start at only $10 and Marc is kind enough to offer a giveaway to Black Eiffel readers the chance to win a $100 gift card to be used in his shop. To enter, please leave a comment on this post (only one per person please) by Friday, April 9th at midnight and the winner will be announced on this post Monday, April 12th.

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Also if you are eager to get your hands on a print now, you will receive a 15% discount on his website when you enter the code (BlackEiffel). Thank you Marc!

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The winner randomly chosen from random.org for the giveaway is Dolores! Thank you everyone for entering and also to Marc.

121 comments:

Saltina said...

These are so clever, I'm totally inspired.

Kjirsten Brynn said...

AHHH! I love these! I'm going to buy one for my niece's nursery :)

secret cake said...

So brilliant and lovely. Thanks for the chance!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Rachel said...

these are so great! fingers crossed.

jess said...

beautiful and inspirational. My empty walls are seriously coveting any and all of this!

J said...

What fun! I never win these things but I do love the ABC photos, very cool!

Meg said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway. I'm moving soon, and these would be perfect as the foundation for a new place :)

Nest Interiors said...

So lovely!!!

thecolorplaid said...

i have seen something similar before in seattle. love the concept! super cute! his paris theme is absolutely darling!!!

Magen said...

WOW I LOVE his work! I would def love some of these prints in my house.

Ellie said...

Oh I love it! Elegant and typographic. Can't get much better. Fingers crossed!

Mel said...

I love these. I think I am going to give one as a house warming present for my newleywed friends.

Stacey H said...

the eye for the art inherent in an object is a gift indeed. thanks for posting

moxie sinclair said...

Paris + the alphabet = heaven.

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog, his work, and a glass of iced tea on this lovely afternoon was exactly what I needed...

Merci,

Miss Sew & So said...

ok where do i start- an aussie beach gal living with her family of 5 in the british country side- i have dragged either my husband, eldest daughter for her 11th bday -or bestie from australia no less - to paris 3 times since we moved here 2 years ago- can't get enough really- so will be onto his photos asap- & looove your blog- big thankyous for it weekly...
Melissa

Carrie said...

Love Paris, love his prints!

Rachel said...

EEEEEE! I saw these on D*S too and immediately went to his site and wanted all of the lovely letters. Yaaaay giveaway!

allison j. said...

so incredibly pretty!

Sarah said...

These are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linyer said...

these prints are so lovely I am already planning on giving them as gifts!

Kylie said...

These are lovely! *crossing fingers*

Beatriz said...

Oh man.. there prints are so awesome!

Alyssa said...

I am completely inspired by Marc's photographs and just ordered two prints today! What a wonderful giveaway - I'd love the chance to add to my collection!

Bec said...

These will suit my new apartment perfectly. Fingers crossed & sending happy thoughts!

Lauren! said...

I know this guy! I've been in his classes! He is a great professor and photographer!

Meg said...

These are amazing! Love the airplane "N"-thanks!!

amoreglamour. said...

these are great! thanks for posting. (:

Maeve said...

absolutely amazing. would love to win :)

Ashley R said...

What a brilliant, inspiring set of photos! Absolutely lovely.

Ashley Smith said...

These are beautiful! Thanks!

dolores @ Welcome to My Humble Ablog said...

They are all brilliant!

ParisJeTaime16 said...

Such a unique way of seeing Paris! Great giveaway! x

Tara said...

the peonies at the flower market are making me swoon

Rachel said...

love the pictures- makes me think I should start my own collection of letter pictures

Abigail said...

I love these! They're all so clever and beautiful too. And the fact that they're all set in Paris makes it a huge plus for me. So fun!

Melissa said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway!!!

Nicole said...

wonderful! since I won't be making it to Paris anytime soon I can live vicariously through Marc!

Claire said...

J'aime Paris et j'aime les photos de Marc! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Marc Olivier and Black Eiffel - this is fantastic, I am going to get some prints!

Ann
millpond at gmail dot com

Maryellen said...

Wow!! Makes me want to visit Paris again.

kate said...

Smart!

Laura said...

These are so cool. Makes me appreciate Paris in a whole new way. And I know exactly who I would buy these for...

Meghan said...

oh my.........beautiful.

everyday inspirations said...

Wow - just gorgeous! Feels like I took a little daytrip just looking at all these. Thanks for the eye candy and the opp to win!

catherine s.

Sandy a la Mode said...

wow, this is such a generous giveaway! he has some really lovely prints!! love the ABC photos!! thanks for a chance at winning!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

RachelP said...

He has such a lovely perspective!

Cait said...

These are beautiful! They would complete just about any room.

Blogful said...

I just love great photography. Pick me! Pick me!

Tiffany said...

crazy talent. luv them all.

Mars said...

i just started taking photography in school, where i've been studying digital media, and i think these are so great, representations of letters with images. i wanna get them for my nieces.

kim @ stellacake said...

these are clever - and the fact that they are in paris just makes it nicer!

n i l e e y said...

they are lovely, hope i'm the lucky one :)

Leigh-Ann said...

Ever since she first read Madeline, my daughter has been obsessed with Paris. These would be right up her alley.

figmentnumbers said...

That's such an interesting way of looking at things!

Here's hoping I won't spend the rest of the day with letters jumping out at me ;)

Alena Kelly said...

Would love love love to win for my dear friend who loves Paris!

Sara said...

Marc Olivier was the director of a study abroad program I did in Paris. It was wonderful, he had such great ideas for interacting with the city. I'm glad to see yet another great idea here!

lisa said...

oh,how lovely and fun!

Susan said...

Those are great. Love them all

Cherry Blossoms said...

Just seeing these photos makes me miss Paris! They are all so unique. Love the chair pic.

the emily said...

It's so beautiful, I love it.

Alie said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! They remind me of my own trip to Paris.

Inha said...

gorgeous and I love paris!

Vanessa said...

I am stupid crazy for Paris, letters, and these prints!

Emily @ Peach & Pearl said...

I love Paris and I love this -- so clever! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Becky said...

What a great eye! Love some of these.

Cortney said...

I love these and Paris. It would be amazing to have these little sneak peeks of Paris. Thanks.

Emily said...

so GREAT!

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Amber said...

paris, je t'aime!

Mariana said...

winning these would make imminent moving away from my favorite town much easier.

mera said...

I can only imagine how much work must have gone into this project!

Dirk said...

Awesome idea, and even more awesome photos to accompany it.

Lucy Call Photography said...

These are beautiful! I want to buy them all, especially the L chair one. Great work Marc!

Jessie said...

I love these photos, they are very clever and would go nicely as a complete set, or I think I might pick out certain letters to spell a word to display on a wall.

Mariah said...

Super duper pictures.... Just what I needed to cheer me up!

Jennifer D'arci said...

What gorgeous shots! Here's hoping I can decorate my space with them someday! :)

uglygirl said...

I absolutely love these, especially the alphabet.

Michael said...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE Paris...... but these could spell it out for me.

michael
cmkleeman@hotmail.com

Rebecca Manor said...

Love! Love! Love this! I've been working on my own alphabet collection but this one is so much better.
Would love to win it!

Linda said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful!

Jennifer said...

These prints are INSPIRING!

Claudia Bravo said...

me + these prints = love

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Caitlyn said...

These are incredible. I want them all.

Marie + January said...

I love this! I want this! I need this!!! (fingers crossed)

Brooke said...

These are so pretty! Fun to peruse different all of the photos!

mikewsquires@gmail.com said...

My limited expertise on art, photography etc. leaves me feeling incapable of making a "stellar" comment, but this I know. I know that I love photography, I love stuff that speaks to my love for France, and I love, no, celebrate originality. That said, I cannot help but write something on Marc Olivier's ABC Paris Photos. I hope that you would take a close look at all of these photos, I will be sure to purchase some myself. À la prochaine!

Lili said...

gorgeous gorgeous! I'm trying to start my own alphabet collection as well. crossing my fingers!

Amy said...

These make me miss Paris so much!

kanmuri said...

Beautiful pictures!

Carolyn said...

What beautiful images.

Lindsey said...

Really really beautiful:)

labucher@hotmail.com

joolee said...

AWESOME giveaway. his work is terrific!

laura said...

Please oh please!! He is my professor, and I've been dying for him to complete the collection. Thanks so much!!

laura @ so alaurable said...

Such lovely work! I am dreaming about a trip to Paris now.

Hijiri said...

oh wow. this is so great and inspiring!!! If I was picked, I would appreciate every little details and admire every single one of them.

Rose said...

Yes, please! These are fantastic.

Tessa said...

I always love Paris themed anything, but these alphabet motif photos are just beyond unique and wonderful!

Mandy said...

I am in love. Now I need to go to Paris.... :)

Emily said...

how very beautiful, creative, and inspirational. looooove your point of view!! how beautiful your prints would look in my new apartment!

Emily said...

how very beautiful, creative, and inspirational. looooove your point of view!! how beautiful your prints would look in my new apartment!

Paulette said...

These are beautiful. I hope to have one even if I don't win.

alex said...

beautiful!

yo.soy.alexa (at)gmail [dot]com

Rin said...

These are fantastic; please sign me up for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love these pix!! Celeste

Lori M. said...

These prints are so inspiring.
I really like how simple and vibrant they are.
thanks,
lori

Lindsay said...

These would look so cool in my new apartment!

catie said...

These photos are GORGEOUS! I really love them! I am moving to a new apartment in a few months and would love to hang some of these prints on my walls!

jbel said...

simply marvelous

Logan said...

I LOVE these photographs!!

I actually lived in Paris for a few years, and these make me a bit homesick.

Logstruve(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

You have skills man!

patsy said...

I LOVE these & am so happy for the chance to win!

the daily smudge said...

beautiful beautiful ahhh... I could look at that image of the 'c' merry go round all day!

Stephanie said...

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

Madelaine S. said...

Beautiful photos! I love the use of color.

Her name was Lola said...

This has got to be the greatest giveaway on the internet - I love Marc's work + philosophy.

Pretty please, pick me! Keeping fingers crossed.

Cheers.

What Deliciousness said...

The final image of door knocker (is that what they're called!?) is gorgeous, so European. What an amazing eye for detail.

katy said...

He's got the magic eye!

Katie said...

there couldn't be a better combination!

Gina said...

What a fabulous way to spell out your favorite word and bring some zing to a boring apartment hallway.