59 Overly Referential Pineapples for The Grand Prix Cafe

There's this new coffee/panini/other stuff place that just opened on Mass Ave, right on the Cambridge-Somerville line, and I desperately want it to succeed.

Guess what it's called.

The Camberville Cafe?


Outsida Davis?


Ummmm... The BookMonger?

No. But sorta close.

The Grand Prix Cafe.

Okay, so why do I want this place to succeed so bad?
Simple. Their logo, which, if you look at the bigger version on their homepage, is actually smoke furls interwoven with a silver race car, makes me think of Futurist sculptor Boccioni, which forces me to then reference Nike of Samothrace, which is one of my favorite works in all-of-all-time-everywhere. But the whole shift relies on a common ol' coffee cup, which gives it this other cool pop-arty layer that isn't there on the Nike of Samothrace cum Unique Forms of Continuity in Space evolution.

Billowy becomes sleek, and movement is captured in metallic angles. It's like 6 degrees of dorky art history allusions...AND they have grilled chicken and pesto paninis.

Now tell me that's not a win-win.


Blogger Sarah said...

i love Nike as well. have you ever seen it (her) in person? absolutely breathtaking. i feel like it was a defining moment of my life. or at least of that trip.

1:35 PM  
Blogger jayniek said...

Luckily, I have. Amazing, amazing, amazing.
I totally seriously got lightheaded from awestruckedness...
and then nearly passed out 7 minutes later when i spied the Venue de Milo not 100 yds away.

It's like being punched in the face in the most magnificent way possible.

1:39 PM  
Blogger jayniek said...

I could have spelled "Venus de Milo" correctly, but really, where's the mystery in that?

1:41 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

seriously. and then you see the Mona Lisa and it's like "that's it?".

11:38 AM  

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