Love, Assouline Style: Peynet’s Lovers

If you’re eagerly awaiting Valentine’s Day or if you just want to get in the mood, luxe French publishing house Assouline has a new title to get you in the mood for love. Lovers by Peynet is a sweet collection of illustrations that’ll have you smiling and give you a great gift for your sweetheart come February.

Available now, the keepsake book is filled with the late French illustrator Robert Peynet’s sweet and loving drawings dating back to 1942. Started while sitting at the bandstand in Valence in Drome, Peynet sketched a pair of lovers which would later come to fame worldwide in his drawings. Depicted throughout Paris, the lovers share their moments of love with the viewer in Peynet’s vintage style. From the hat and features to the stylized backgrounds and coloring, there’s no doubt that this midcentury masterpiece will bring a smile to your face every time you flip the page.

In addition to Peynet’s whimsical depictions  of the Lovers, the book is sprinkled with famous literary luminary’s thoughts on love.  So whether you want to celebrate Valentine’s day with charm and whimsy or you just need a sweet gift for your sweetheart, the Assouline collection of Peynet’s Lovers will definitely warm the heart.

Assouline is located at 3333 Bristol St., at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. For more information on Lovers or any Assouline titles, call 714.557.1882 or visit

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