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Scenes of Life Series by Lucie & Simon

Scenes of Life Series by Lucie & Simon

Lucie and Simon are photographers currently based in Paris, France. In their series “Scenes of Life”, they present moments of clutter everyday life with a an above perspective of looking straight down to give a peaceful outlook. Taken private moments that will make you appreciate your life a little bit more. ...The point of view from the ceiling or the sky literally compresses the space of the image into a surface. The gaze sticks like a suction pad; in the presentation of images on the exhibition wall, which tips forty-five additional degrees the tables, beds, meadow, swimming pool, everything that the image contains starts sliding at the same time as the people the image has focused on. The law of gravity pulls the characters and props towards the depths. All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca All Rights to Davide Luciano and Claudia Ficca Links More info about Lucie & Simon: http://www.lucieandsimon.com Follow Lucie & Simon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucieandsimon

Creative Paper Scultures Works by Zim & Zou

Creative Paper Sculptures Works by Zim & Zou

Zim and Zou is a studio based in Nancy, France that primary works in paper sculptures installation, graphic design and illustration. Behind Zim and Zou, we have a team composed of Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann and together they provided a rich and yet very creative quality of works. We are pretty sure that you will recognize the choice of colours within their installations. All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou All Rights to Zim and Zou Links More info about Zim & Zou: http://www.zimandzou.fr Follow Zim & Zou on Behance: https://www.behance.net/zimandzou Via Behance

Soles of the Week Series by Romain Trystram

Soles of the Week Series by Romain Trystram

Romain Trystram is a freelance illustrator based in Paris, France. Romain is really good at illustrating and mixing bright colours merged into dark tones. Kind of reminding us the aspiring years of the 80s. He recently released the first chapter of his series “Soles of the Week” and it simply gorgeous to look at. Hope you will enjoy these. Sneakers, sneakers & sneakers again Links More info about Romain Trystram: http://www.romaintrystram.com Follow Romain on Behance: http://www.behance.net/laylow

Interview with Freak City

Interview with Freak City

Freak City is a skillfull illustrator from Bordeaux, France borned in the mid 80's. With a great taste for punk rock and skateboard imagery, you probably already saw some of his illustrations thru the web. Today we're glad to receive this written interview with him, hope you guys enjoy it. You can see more from Freak City on the following links: Website Behance Facebook Twitter Tumblr 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and poster art? For as long as I can remember ! As a young child, I was intrigued and fascinated by cartoons and people who could actually draw them, so I was hooked ! It felt just natural and logical from that point to get more involved with the concept of creating images, art, drawings, cartoons, whatever… It’s really important to notice that for me it was always related to music a lot, so I spent my teenage years drawing artworks for imaginary bands, fantasizing about how the best band should look like. And then later, it was time to create flyers and covers for my own bands, my friends’ and for people who started noticing that something was happening in the crazy-but-fun-punk-mutants style! 2) Which artists do you use as reference? So many that It’s impossible to list them properly ! I’m always curious and willing to learn about history of visual arts and stuff. So, graphical references are equally important as musical ones, but cinema, cartoons, politics, literature and many other things come to mind too. That said, I could probably name Charles Burns and Jim Phillips as main obvious drawing influences, but also Joost Swarte, Jano, Escher, Bosch or Memphis Design as essential parts of my world. I’m just too curious and passionate to limit myself to one art form. 3) Your style is quite influenced by skateboard graphics and poster art. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? Like I said, it was natural cause I was a punk rock kid who skateboarded from an early age. I was always impressed by how a drawing could be powerful and expressive. There was so much fun and aggression in the skate/punk rock department that it was obviously attractive and meaningful for a nasty brat ! And very important, I could relate to people who drew these things, cause they were grown-up kids who hadn’t really changed since their teen years. Those pictures really described the way I felt as a teenager, and it hasn’t really changed since then ! Pissed off for sure, but always with a lot of humor ! It’s pretty much something that I can’t get rid of, even if I wanted to. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. I rarely start from random sketches. I hate drawing in a rush, even if it tends to happen more lately as I’ve been overbooked a lot. I’m kinda slow to start, I need to search and think a lot about my subjects to understand what I’m doing, synthesize informations and finally get the good idea. Then It’s about time to sketch, make roughs, scan and send them to clients and see if something has to be changed. If the graphic design needs a strong structure and architecture, I might help myself with Photoshop to build strong lines. I will then ink the full drawing before coloring it digitally, depending on what media i’m working on. These are the basics of everyday illustration, what i mostly do, but that might change a bit if i’m painting or working on a screenprinted poster. Then it’s all about learning new tricks to get better and more efficient at what I’m doing! 5) What's the best thing about working with illustration and what is the worst? The best thing is obviously having to work on something you totally love. Creating a unique and personal world that you evolve in everyday, and to which people can relate to. Being psyched on every new project, making it an integral part of your global direction and just loving it. Managing to draw something that came straight from your brains is just a great feeling. The worst is always having to deal with people, in the sense that it’s sometimes really hard to understand each other. It’s a real challenge, part of what makes it exciting, but it can also be a real pain in the ass. It’s just a matter of good communication, and I hate when I can’t communicate properly with people to help things get better. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? Do you have any hobbies? Wake up at 8am, breakfast, check emails, start drawing and working until i’m too tired to think straight. During this living hell, i might have been practicing with my band, riding around to get some fresh air, and listening to music full time. This might seem dull and unfun but i need the discipline to help myself, concentrate and be efficient. Then when i think i’ve been good enough and deserve a little break, it’s hobbies time ! Which in my case are plenty, i’m all about sports, music, reading a lot, spending time with my girlfriend and whatnot. I just wish i had more time for hobbies, even if my job is also one. 7) What is your favorite media so far? Paintbrush and ink on a nice cream paper ! Inking in black China ink is the thing I love the most, as I’m not a big digital guy. Also, the process of screenprinting is something both really exciting and hard, it requires a lot a patience and precision, I love that too. That said, I really need to explore new medias to get a better perspective of my own work, and what I tried so far, as different medias go, was really motivating : Bodypainting, murals, animation… I really want to invest myself more into these disciplines and give my work new options. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator. Even though I’m not the oldest illustrator around, I already learnt some very valuable lessons. 1. Mistakes are natural parts of progression, so you gotta accept to make them and learn the most from what you did wrong. 2. That said, don’t make the same mistake twice!!! 3. Never forget that your career is a personal choice, so think of all the positive aspects of it when times are tough. 4. Learn to listen from people around you, and don’t pretend to be 100% right all the time. People’s advices and tastes are important, it will give you a better perspective of a work you don’t always have a good hindsight of. 5. Always aim for the best. Give 200%. You gotta be your hardest critic and simply demand the best from yourself. 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. I’m checking www.fluoglacial.com daily, run by a friend of mine, and all about cold and dark music, literature, cinema and whatnot. Also, my girlfriend runs the company Atelier Kobalt, so i always go there and check what’s up, cause i also work on the project : http://atelierkobalt.tumblr.com/ Apart from that, i confess that i kinda lost interest in surfing on the web, so i mostly check online portfolios, cause I’m always curious about what’s being created. I like to visit many different websites, but honestly I couldn’t name you 5 that I’m totally addicted to. 10)Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Always remember that this job is a dream job, even with its negative aspects. It can be excruciating and nervebreaking sometimes, but it still is something that we chose to do ourselves, since we were children. Don’t let that dream fade away, but be ready to suffer for it. It demands time and effort, but it’s worthwhile.

Interview with Short

Interview with Short

Davy Le Chevance aka. Short is a illustrator / graphic designer from Saint-Brieuc, France well known for his interesting and precisely crafted typography and characters. Today we're glad to receive this written interview with him, hope you guys enjoy it. You can see more from Short on the following links: Website Behance Facebook 1) First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview, it's an honor for us to present more about you to our readers. I would like to start asking you about when your interest for illustration and typography? Thank you to you. I love the drawing / illustration forever. I started drawing at school and I never stopped. My interest in typography came later when I discovered the graffiti and also when I started studying graphic design. 2) Which artists do you use as reference? I like many styles and very different artists whether in comics, graphic design, graffiti. it would not be there instead of all the quote. 3) Your style is quite influenced by skateboard graphics and poster art. How did you develop this style and how would you describe it? I will not describe, I do not feel I have a "style". I just tried to make strongs pictures. 4) Describe us a bit about your creative process while creating a piece. The method is always the same, it consists of four steps. 1- Layouts sketches: I quickly drew several small layouts sketches from the idea or brief that I, the goal is to find the best composition. This is a very important step if you don't have in a good composition it is useless to go further. 2- sketches / Drawing: always with paper and pencil I add details to the layout sketches that I choose. 3- Inking / Vectors: I scan my drawing and I redessinne in Illustrator or parfais I inking a hand with a brush. 4- Color: I put the color most often with the computer. 5) What's the best thing about working with illustration and what is the worst? The best thing: be proud of the work that is done to. The worst: Don't like a piece that I done. 6) How do you describe your daily routine? Do you have any hobbies? I work an big part of the day and chill the rest. I play basketball weekly. 7) What is your favorite media so far? The textile. 8) Tell us five lessons you believe are really important for every illustrator. Work Work Work Work and Work again. 9) Tell us five websites that you like to visit. http://www.fffffound.com/ http://www.behance.net/ http://www.wall-mag.com/ http://www.basketsession.com/ http://www.mightyshort.com/ 10) Thanks again for your time, please leave a final message for the ones who are starting out on this kind of business. Just believe in yourself!

Badass Vector Works by 123Klan

Badass Vector Works by 123Klan

123Klan is a French graffiti crew now based in Montreal, Qc of Canada. Since 1994, 123Klan have worked and have been specializing in character illustration, branding, toy design, and touring the world one wall after another. Their client list includes big brands like Nike, Adidas, Lamborghini, Coca Cola, Stussy, Sony, Nasdaq to name a few. We are showcasing just a glimpse of their entire portfolio, check out their website for more. Find out more about the crew 123Klan and their pretty diverse works at 123Klan.com All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan All Rights to 123Klan Links More info about 123Klan: http://www.123klan.com More on 123Klan via Instagram: http://instagram.com/123Klan Follow 123Klan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/123klan

Famous Characters by Crabamoustache

Famous Characters by Crabamoustache

Today I'm introducing to you some awesome cartoonish illustrations made by Arnauld Hilmarcher aka. Crabamoustache. Arnauld is a french illustrator and animator based in Paris with a really interesting and almost geometric retro style, check it out. You can see more artworks from our pal Arnauld at his DevianArt Gallery.

Awesome Collection Of Asterix Fan Art

Awesome Collection Of Asterix Fan Art

Aterix and Obelix is probably the most well known french comic book ever, everyone already saw these two gauls friends somewhere as the series ranges from the famous comic books to videogames and even live action movies. As a kid I had part of my childhood filled with Asterix comics, so it's quite nostalgic to me to make this compilation, I hope you guys share the same feeling as me.. You can see more information about this outstanding characters at their Official Website. 14-bis RHEMORA ErinHunting GisAlmeida Neolayn Pocketowl thads maneakiller Tulidragon EZG Asterix or The Adventures of Asterix (French: Astérix or Astérix le Gaulois, IPA: [asteʁiks lə ɡolwa]) is a series of French comic books written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo (Uderzo also took over the job of writing the series after the death of Goscinny in 1977). The series first appeared in French in the magazine Pilote on 29 October 1959. As of 2012, 34 comic books in the series have been released (Wikipedia). floortjesart xanderthurteen Juanele tachyon1986 TonyGanem Crabamoustache ducklin-th LilithTE mr-von-ungarn LilithTE

Illustrative and Surreal Work of Takeshi

Emeric Trahand also known as Takeshi is a New York based art director and artist from Saint Etienne, France. Emeric's illustrative work is renowned for its surreal feel, the quality of its photomontages as well as the light treatments and colourful compositions. We also have already feature one of his works for our Wallpaper of the Week. Although Emeric has had a rather short career, beginning as a freelance illustrator in 2006 in France, he has already been commissioned by a diverse array of major international clients: Ubi Soft, Emi Music, TBWA Helsinki, Adidas, Cacharel, Grimbergen, Toyota, Swatch, Chase Bank, Bank of America, ASICS, Subway, Aquafresh, Lays, Radio Shack, Spike TV, VH1, Asher Roth, the Cool Kids, Cuervo, GrandPrix de Montreal, English National Opera, Société Générale, Maaf Insurance, Groupama Insurance, Ventury Paris, Cacharel, and Sony BMG. Decembre Cream Pigeon Promotion material for the band G-SHOCK vs Takeshi Blind - Depthcore Cita NOIR For more information about Emeric, visit his Web site at http://cargocollective.com/stillontherun

Worldwide Photography #25: Nice

Worldwide Photography is a series of posts where every week we're going to show a city or location around the globe bringing the coolest photography samples of it. The photographs authors are all credited right above their pictures. Today feature: Nice, France. For the next week we're going to feature Amsterdam, Netherlands so if you want to send your submissions for the next Worldwide Photography, please tweet the tag #wwphoto and the link of the photo(s) on twitter. I'll be wainting for your submissions :) Vince&NickdmcantrellCharlie Kinyonlightboxdcscott burnhamrick ligthelmFamilyMan5kVancityAllieCed M.SweetsiaMaximeFHistgeoFrinkiacSurya NarayananHGruberHistgeoThe Library of CongresstracyzhangphotoConcorde Hotels ResortsJonathan GillHermandoDiazMsShirahimed'Alksnapbitsrick ligthelmConcorde Hotels ResortsPaolo MargariicopythatHagleyParkJonAuré from ParisAuré from Parisp!ngHagleyParkJonPhilipp KortingPhilipp Kortingfabujulousphotoolaniépce1826

Worldwide Photography #13: Toulouse

Worldwide Photography is a series of posts where every week we're going to show a city or location around the globe bringing the coolest photography samples of it. The photographs authors are all credited right above their pictures. Today feature: Toulouse. For the next week we're going to feature Kingston, Jamaica, so if you want to send your submissions for the next Worldwide Photography, please tweet the tag #wwphoto and the link of the photo(s) on twitter. I'll be wainting for your submissions :) Stéphane Giner meneldur Mario De Leo Mario De Leo Mario De Leo bridgink uihsan Mario De Leo Mario De Leo E.L. Malvaney » edouard » edouard j.labrado akazmie danjeffayelles danjeffayelles isabelle.puaut isabelle.puaut invisible cities chr.labat salvi.photo chr.labat lluis58 / Lluís Sànchez Celma villerose4431 villerose4431 Bárbara Porto chr.labat Minais (Ausente) villerose4431 Curufinwe Xiane Mario De Leo Thomas Grascoeur Jimmy Rigg Peter Gutierrez Peter Gutierrez chr.labat chr.labat Jean (tarkastad) villerose4431 villerose4431 Jean (tarkastad) Vietnam_Pictures Philippe AMIOT astazou jeygr2001 DIDS'

Geometric Illustrations by Guillaumit

Guillaumit is an illustrator, graphic designer and motion designer from France. His work combine geometric forms , rigid color scheme and and funny cartoons characters, trying to build an universe both ludic and meaningful. For more information about Guillaumit visit his Web site at http://guillaumit.tumblr.com/

Awesome Illustrations by KOA

Cramm Olivier is a graphic designer and illustrator from France. After a long time of self-education he attended to graphic design school for 3 years and then school of communication. Cramm also worked in a french agency as Art Director, where he made 2D animations, web design, graphic design and other creative projects for over 5 years. For more information about KOA, Olivier's nickname, we highly recommend that you check out his Web site at http://portfolio.koadzn.com/ Illustrations His world is a universe of happy and colorful oppressive chaos where monsters are masters and humans are slaves. Monsters fascinate him since he is a little kid. His universe is full of barbed women, dwarfs hip hop masters, clouds who laugh about humans, flying fishes who want to be rock stars, fearful werewolves, ridiculous ghosts, strange dogs, shintoist gods, religious symbols, occult symbols, tattoos... Commercial Personal Work Misc

Cité A Docks Student Housing

We have all seen a lot of projects using containers, but I can say that among all I know this is one of the most complete in terms of architecture, use of materials, location and primarily for the use, a student housing. The Cité is the Dock a project by Cattani Architects located in Le Havre, France. A four-story building that houses 100 apartments made of old shipping containers. All rooms with bathrooms, kitchen, free wifi and has been carefully designed to have a great heat and sound insulation. The way the containers were distributed creating empty spaces and common areas between the flats makes Cité A Docks a building a kind familiar, and the location near the water creates a very modern and industrial feeling. “How do I prevent students, prospective tenants, they feel put in the box? Compelling needs have arisen. Necessary to conceive of a lightweight, transparent, and certainly not solid. Hence the idea of independent living, to avoid the stacking effect.” – Cattani The building designed by the metal structure is spread over four floors, which are distributed on the 100 studios. The first level was raised from the ground. In this way, the units here guests can enjoy the same privacy afforded to units on the upper floors. All the apartments overlook a garden inside and are equipped on both ends of the glass walls that allow natural lighting of spaces.

I-Way, The Car Simulators Building

Opened in 2008 the I-Way is a building dedicated to car and racing lovers. It is a place where the public can do simulations in race cars as Endurance, Raly and even Formula 1. The design of this sensational construction, located in Lyon - France, is from Cyrille Druart architects. Made of concrete slabs, it provides an internal environment focused on the simulators, the cars are camouflaged with the colors of the building and seem to be part of the building. I can't imagine the feeling of sitting in those cars, but I'm sure that it must be awesome. Besides this main attraction, the complex I-Way also offers fitness rooms, bar (alcohol-free), restaurant, conference rooms and offices. With its eighteen car simulators engineered by the aeronautics industry and made available here to the public for the first time, I-Way resolutely positions itself as a top-of-the-range venue. © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart Photos by Cyrille Druart. To explore a bit more of I-Way check this PDF out.

Galilée, an Amazing Office Building in France

The office building located near Toulouse in France, is a project by Studio Bellencour Architects. A work with an amazing composition, use of shapes and materials! Bellencour Architects managed to join the straight and hard lines of two office buildings with a layer of concrete so light that looks more like paper. This twisted form, which unites the building marks the entrance of the complex, controls entry of light in offices and even prevents overheating in summer. The proximity of the airport and the urban context without many building are referenced in the horizontal lines, made with aluminum. Incredible and modern, these are my conclusions on this building! The difference of shape and the resemblance of materials make fraternal twins out of these two buildings, which works to maintain options for future users of the space. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Christophe Picci © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ. - Studio Bellecour © Nicolas Borel © Nicolas Borel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel © Quentin Jeandel Thanks Archdaily for the tip!

Graphic Design Work of Xavier Bourdil

Xavier Bourdil is a young graphic and web designer from Paris, France. After studying literature in Bordeaux he decided to changed the direction of his career and become a graphic designer. He has been working hard to fulfill his dream since he made that decision and, as we can notice, he is already making his dream come true, having some of his works featured on publication such as Computer Arts, Design Collector, Designdiary and now on Abduzeedo :) You can find more information about Xavier's work at his website, the Trust in Elements (http://www.trustinelements.com/). Some works