Hand drawn, vectorial illustrations and graphic design. I had worked on posters, flyers, cover newspaper, postcards, books and personalized gifts.
For a festival, I worked with the art director and graphic designer Slavica Stoltenhoff on the visual communication. I create illustrations for two posters and for a flyer, pictograms and a city map (using my black and white style). I had to illustrate the itinerary people could make to appreciate all the meeting point of the event. It was a really nice project to work on, walking by the street drawing step by step the buildings. (Since that day, I don’t use Google map there).
I am the author of a short illustrated book for children (and adults) about the Travel. I have a version with some lignes of text but it works also without. The first and the last page are in black and white, realized with a thin felt pen, and the rest in bicolor, realized with larger markers. Those two techniques illustrate the two univers, the reality and the dream. We can see that the main character, the little bird, still in black. He is travelling by his dream. For me, the animals look like cuddly toys, as the character (a child, an adult ? ) never saw by his eyes exotic landscapes or wild animals it’s the way he found to visualize them. Why not ? Please clic on the following pictures to zoom.
For originals gifts I receive sometimes order from particular for a personalized illustration. Here two exemples, one with thin black lines hand drawn (A5 on textured paper) for a woman and the other one realized on Photoshop and print on a A3 for a child.
“Bestiaire d’Apollinaire” : a fantastic project of the Gallery Dupressoir (Barcelona, Spain, November 2018) to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the death of the author. We were ten artists, each one with three poems to illustrate.
Puces, amis, amantes même,
Qu’ils sont cruels ceux qui nous aiment !
Tout notre sang coule pour eux.
Les bien-aimés sont malheureux.
Colombe, l’amour et l’esprit
Qui engendrâtes Jésus-Christ,
Comme vous j’aime une Marie.
Qu’avec elle je me marie.
Dans vos viviers, dans vos étangs,
Carpes, que vous vivez longtemps !
Est-ce que la mort vous oublie,
Poissons de la mélancolie.
I enjoyed so much this challenge that I proposed to a writer friend, Sarah Fekonja, to make something together. We realized an illustrated book of 17 poems. The drawings was realized in a first time and then, after getting inspired by its, Sarah was free to write what she wanted. It was really magic to discover her work. We decide together the tittles, the most funny part, sharing a delicious…cocktail. I did the layout on Indesign, the cover on Illustrator and bound with my little hands (recycled paper 😉 ).
You can buy this book via https://www.publier-un-livre.com/fr/le-livre-en-papier/1481-cocktail
During the Covid-19 quarantine, this project has been published every Saturday in the Instagram account of Alliance Française of Bologna.
Christmas is for me, the best holiday period for handmade creative stuff such as postcards. For 2019, I did a square format that you can open. On the cover there is the main watercolor illustration and inside and at the back a little one. Each card is different and I did quite a lot so I put here just two of them. If curious, you can check on the facebook page.