Office Baroquen is Dan Funderburgh’s latest design for Flavor Paper. What makes it brilliant, aside from his meticulous line work, is the concept behind it. Inspired by William Morris’s philosophy of labor, Funderburgh wanted to elevate everyday office supplies to a more creative existence by wrapping them in a Baroque garden. His keen observations of the modern world, with cracked iPhones and bodega coffee cups, bring humor to the ornate flourishes and transport any desk space or office park to the high renaissance.
“They switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it’s not okay because if they take my stapler then I’ll, I’ll, I’ll set the building on fire…”