Category Archives: Other projects

Upcoming March events!

Hello Hello!
If you missed the launch and the “HK from A to Z” event in Metrobooks, save the date for our next storytelling and watercolor workshop sessions on:

Sunday, 19th March 2017  (3-4:30pm)
at Petit Bazaar |Wanchai Store
Sign up here

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Sunday, 26th March 2017 (11am-12:30pm)
at the Children Bookfest | Repulse Bay
Walk-in event

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Ellen and I will be thrilled to meet you there!
See you then!

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Hong Kong from A to Z

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Here is the latest release! An alphabet book about Hong Kong, made with my dear friend Ellen Ng.
We worked on this project for 9 months, yes 9 months, the same amount of time as a baby in your body. As luck would have it, I received the book sample at the hospital entrance on the day our second son Nessim was born!

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The idea had planted it’s seed a year ago while I was on a trip in Australia. Once I returned to Hong Kong, I presented the idea to Ellen who immediately accepted to join the adventure by writing the texts.
Ellen is little Emma’s mom, we quickly agreed to name our heroine “Ayma” a mix of “Aydan” (my eldest son) and “Emma”.

I really loved working with Ellen, she helped bring this project to a dimension that I certainly would not have achieved by myself. Although we each have a specific role, Ellen writes and I illustrate, we have worked very closely, bouncing off each other’s ideas, thus creating very dynamic exchanges!
We have developped and printed the book and are currently working on its commercialisation.
This is a very exciting adventure as well as very diverse!

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Here’s a small selection of the books’ launch at Bookazine on February 21st, 2017, thank you so much to those who attend it.

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This book is for children, so we will be donating a portion of our profits to a charitable organisation for disadvantaged children in Hong Kong. We are still looking for the right partner, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any organisation recommendations!
We have launched a Facebook page to keep you up updated about the book. We will also have a lot of events to come, do not miss anything HERE.

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Here are some pictures of our latest event at Metrobooks where I hosted a small watercolor workshop for children. Other dates are scheduled for the month of March, stay tuned!

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The book is available for sale  on our E-boutique  (we ship worldwide!)


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Other point of sale:

* ONLINE:
Minifab.com
Babycentral.com

* IN STORE:
Bookazines (Prince’s building, Pacific place 3, Repulse Bay, Lyndhurst Terrace, Exchange Square, Discovery Bay)
Metrobooks (Elements, Times Square, Mikiki)
Petit Bazaar (Wanchai, Gough street)
Booktique (Hopewell Center Wanchai)

Mandarin Oriental Hotel HK
Shangri la Hotel HK
Four Seasons IFC HK

 

 

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Insight school of Design

This spring I have been invited by Insight, an Interior design school in HK to talk about my work and animate a workshop about paint patinas.
It was a great experience, I really enjoyed sharing my experience with students, which aslo remind me of my years studying interior design in Paris…
I was really impressed by how quickly they picked up the technique and I loved their colour proposals.
Some of them had time to experiment with the copper leaves, thank you Insight School of Design for having me!

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Insight is the only Hong Kong institution dedicated exclusively to Interior Design. This focused and specialized approach ensures a very thorough and focused curriculum. All tutors are working professionals from renowned firms so they know what real life requirements are all about.
I invite you to visite their website here

 

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Insight

24/F, Federal Centre  |  77 Sheung on street
Chai Wan – Hong Kong

info@insightschoolhk.com  | www.insightschoolhk.com
Tel:  2114 2021


A small pattern for a big campaign

A simple drawing can be the power force behind a whole marketing campaign. For the end of 2015 and Chinese New Year, I have suggested to Petit Bazaar to work with a beautiful leaf pattern. A simple branch can offer a multitude of variations.

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- The Christmas catalog:
There is a 2016 calendar on the back cover of the catalogs, which are free!
Go pick them up at the shop if it isn’t already done.

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The shop windows
This pattern has helped animate the Christmas themed shop windows. We opted for white as it shows better contrast and maximum visibility.

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Interior window design by Soraya Mazari

- The lai sees:
Chinese New Year was an opportunity to work with patterns with golden colours.

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money packets petit bazaar by marguerite gribouilli From time to time, it is necessary to complete as well as animate the graphic universe of a brand. It doesn’t necessarily have to be pushed by big financial efforts. A simple drawing and or design can bring a breath of fresh air for the new season.


A dream come true

A few months ago, my fabulous sister in law asked me to make some illustrations for a book project that she was working on.
The book is about Moroccan traditions, 10 novels with 10 illustrations explaining our traditions in this modern world.
Thanks to her amazing energy and will to bring dreams to reality, the book is now published and sold in many libraries in Morrocco.
Here are some snap shots,

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The theme of traditions is a fascinating theme to work on, but also quite frightening at first glance. How can I translate this into images? How to not fall into the clichés? How can I keep the ambivalence through illustration in an equal manner? The texts are part of a modern context and it was evident that the drawings and graphics had to transcribe this duality.

Civilizations that are modernizing are gradually losing their traditions. Personally, I wasn’t familiar with a fraction of these traditions. We often think that traditions are archaic, cumbersome and incompatible with modern life. Yet, they are synonymous with life skills and decency. Traditions are gratifying for those who receive them and for those who transmit them. Let’s not forget our traditions because they are our identity, our constitutions and our civilization.

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So many new perspectives are now growing in my mind… a wall, a canvas or a book, after all it is always the same special feeling when you see your little scribbles becoming finalized and becoming real products.
I can’t be more grateful and excited, thank you Selma Desmot for making this dream come true, we can’t wait to see your next book projects. This is only the beginning!

Join the “10 contes” facebook page here

Available in many librairies and concept stores in Casablanca (Morocco):
La fabrique (website here)
La galerie de l’aimance
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Librairie Preface,
Librairie Porte d’Anfa
Librairie Livre moi
UPDATE:
Now available in Hong Kong on our e-shop.

 


Petit bazaar, la suite!

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Our adventure with the Petit Bazaar stores continues with the design of a new series of labelling and branding products (packaging and catalogues). Here a little glimpse:

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And don’t forget to grab the growth chart I had the chance to design for them. They are available for free at the back of their catalogue. Hurry up, it’s a limited series!

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It was very difficult for me to make a selection of pictures from the fun shooting we did, so I decided to not choose and show them all!
Have a great week!