During my summer at Anthropologie in 2011, a team of artists including myself, worked together to turn the store completely around for the fall roll out. Each month we created different window displays around the store using all-recyclable materials. My specialty was designing the signage throughout the store along with all other major craft components the store needed. We were awarded the number one design team for Anthropologie's fall roll out in the entire district.
The first window display was made from old beach fencing that was taken apart and reformed into geometric forms that wrapped around the front of the store. We weaved differently colored dyed fabrics around the wood and inserted light fixtures inside.
In the center of the store we showcased a beautiful organic shirt which we made from rolled up pieces of paper and hand dipped them individually into different shades of blue and purple dye. She was a showstopper.
To carry the same rustic look and feel throughout the store (with that pop of anthro-pink) we used old paper bags and pastel colored paper to finish out the store.
We cut and sewed together thousands of pieces of paper to make a giant chandelier in the middle of the store.
Using the art room to my advantage I hand crafted different signage displays using recycled paper, lace, thread, buttons and wood. These are two of the ten samples of the signage I created for extensive amounts of merchandise throughout the store.
Using the same concept of recycled paper, we cut color strips and weaved it through chicken wire to make a nice composition. It was formed in a geometric shape and placed on the wall with a light fixture.
Later in the season we created a second window display that we called the Boat House. To create a rustic type look we designed wooden oars that we cut, carved, painted, and waxed ourselves. The buoys were made of recycled cardboard, fabric, paper, and glue.
This project had a fine artist theme. We gave our old paint brushes a nice used look and made a coat rack with them along the wall of the store to display Anthropologie's fabulous aprons.