Napoli - Herculaneum
Happy Holidays from Napoli!
We were inspired to go to Napoli (before our holiday trip to Paris), which to me is a little like time traveling to a place and space I think of as an essence of Italy, the way Italy used to be before it became so cleaned up and touristic, so newly painted and pristine. Well, maybe Florence was never as gritty and disheveled as Naples (at least not in recent memory), but Florence, Rome and Venice were a lot more gritty and showed their smeared lipstick and their layers of peeling texture much more in the sixties. Napoli has its own charms and also has nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. We convinced ourselves that we needed that rich imagery for our work and also elements for a possible wine label series (Imagery wine; Bob Nugent - thanks, Bob) and while we're at it enjoy some relative warmth, both temperature-wise and personality-wise. Neapolitans are so warm and friendly.