French illustrator Ëlodie specializes in fashion illustration and portraiture. These softly colored works are quickly setting themselves apart with their tasteful young exuberance and fine balance of detail to carefully chosen space, . Each piece is hand drawn by the Paris based artist, and afterward as she puts it, “digitally enriched.” She has worked for La Marelle, Cosmopolitan France, So’Chic magazine and Paulette magazine as well as producing her own line of stationary based on her illustrations. Find all her work at: elodie-illustrations.net
Marc Giai-Miniet builds tiny, exactingly crafted rooms that look swiftly deserted by evil scientists. Painted predominantly monochromatic gray, his libraries, laboratories, sewers and submarines draw the viewer in, arousing curiosity at what events have passed in these grim spaces. To see his other work, cruise by marc-giai-miniet.com.
Elusive and semi-anonymous French artist JR claims he has the largest art gallery in the world… that’s because he’s plastering the whole planet with his inspiring wheat-pasted portraits. On display for anyone to experience, whether museum goer or not, his subversive larger than life images have recently captured the eye of TED Talks staff as well: they have honored him with the much coveted selection as an annual TED Prize winner.
“Honey, I’m taking the Bubble Mobile to the disco!” This wacky concept car from 1970s France was called l’Automodule. Designed by engineer Jean Pierre Ponthieu, the vehicle was equipped with a small two-stroke engine, a hydraulic transmission and electronic controls. It was capable of turning on a single point and changing its ground clearance… perfect for dodging kids in the parking lot! [Read more...]
Mixing both the mechanical and natural, mysterious graffiti artist Rapaze (aka 777) transforms and reclaims space with generously flowing paint. His sweeping organic forms can be found enhancing his home town of Niort, France.
In this latest video, Rapaze teams up with his friends Saïr and Spektr using an abandoned room as a 3D canvas. As if channeling the spirit of German designer Hundertwasser, the trio brings the outdoors inside, transforming the bleak space by surrounding themselves in an inviting floral canapy. For more on Rapaze check out his flickr photos or see repaze.com. [Read more...]