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via The Chic-Type Blog

I absolutely LOVE the minimalist paper cut-out effect of these posters, which were created by Columbian ad agency Lowe/SSP3 to promote the Colsubsidio Book Exchange. Don’t they evoke a wonderful balance of nostalgia and imagination? In fact, I was so caught up in the fabulous design that it took me a while to notice there was a second storybook character cleverly hidden in each poster! Can you find the mashups?

Colsubsidio Book Exchange poster

Colsubsidio Book Exchange poster

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  1. Lena says:

    EEE–this is amazing! Snow White is my favorite, of course, and Sherlock is the perfect tongue in cheek character to hide in her curls!

  2. Marie says:

    WOW -these are amazing!

  3. Christine says:

    These are so cool! I’d seen them on pinterest a while ago but never noticed the mashup. love it.

  4. Erin says:

    Very cool. I love how minimalist it is, but you still know what it is. The dual images are really neat.


  5. Marissa says:

    These are so wonderful! Mind if I share on my blog and give you a shout out? They’re too great not to share.

  6. Meagan says:

    I think there should be something like this in every child’s room. I want one for my future children!

  7. domestikate says:

    Oh wow, these are so beautiful and so clever!

  8. alexa says:

    Oh so so cute. Very simple and sophisticated!

  9. Very interesting design. I’m always a fan of a great minimalist look.

  10. Ana says:

    I love this! So creative!

  11. Pink Ronnie says:

    That is seriously awesome. Reminds me of those old optical illusions where you see an old lady and a young lady in the one picture!
    Ronnie xo

  12. Johanna says:

    Oh wow…so cool. I see two. Is that right?

  13. Gina says:

    This is VERY creative. I love the harry potter one.


  14. Those are so cool! Love the first one especially!


  15. homestilo says:

    It took me a minute, but this is so cool.

  16. krystal says:

    that is super cool! and clever..

  17. Rachael says:

    Wow, these are so clever! I can see the 2nd story book character but I’m not sure exactly who it is!! I love images that play tricks like this though.

  18. Laicie says:

    Oh too cool!! For a second there I had a Mallrats flashback, and this deathly fear that I just might stare forever… but I got it. ;)

  19. rooth says:

    The Harry Potter one is SO cute. Very clever