I was at the news depot a few weeks ago when I discovered Gazetta Dello Sport. It's an Italian newspaper dedicated entirely to sports and marketed to men which I suppose is no shocker, though there is a surprise ... It's hot pink!
The picture above does not do the color justice...It's a very hard to capture in a photograph shade of pink. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would make a great wallet. When I got home and began looking through the paper for images I was sadly disappointed. All of the pictures were of sporting events and while it might be exciting to be at a sporting event, I didn't think a picture of the experience would transfer over to a good wallet image. Well, that is until I saw a certain car advertisement.
Yep. That's amoré. The picture of the lovers you see above is a car ad folks. Can you believe it? I suppose it would make sense if it was for a sports car, but it's actually for a mini-van! Who knew? I guess the soccer moms were onto something after all.
Though, I did see a 60 Minutes episode many years ago that showed street after street in Italy lined with cars that had newspaper taped to the windows...apparently this was the only way young men and women who were not encouraged to leave home before marriage could establish their um...intimate connection. I'm not kidding...it was on 60 minutes really and here's a BBC news report.
The images/photos in the paper aren't as pink and are more of a grayish orange...but this one in particular will look amazing as a front cover flap on one of my wallets...I'll post it when I've made it.
Tomorrow is my last day on the job...just in time for December 1st. The official season opener for holiday blogging!!!!!