Michael and his children are sailors at heart! Weekends and school holidays are the opportunities to sail around the Hong Kong archipelago. The kids had gotten a virus when we talked about the theme of their room. But the theme was obvious.
Our idea for the room was one where fish would be flying and whales jumping out of the water.
The decor was mainly painted on, only the smaller elements were stickers. It was extremely fun for me to create this mural, and the kids’ enchanted and happy eyes immediately made me forget about the hard labor of the past two days that I had spent on the ladder ^^
I can’t finish this post without talking about my assistant Thomas, who tried to step into the fresh blue paint many times! What an adorable little creature! If only some of my family members weren’t allergic to cats…
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,
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.
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!
Here is the 4th and final installment of my work for Newsprint Group. And this time, I want to share with you the murals.
In order to match with the industrial spirit of the space while bringing some touches of color, we decided to add large paint streaks on some strategic walls. So instead of working on detailed patterns, we privileged texture and color by creating monumental paintings.
We selected three walls:
- the wall facing the elevators,
- the wall shared by the welcome desk and the finance department,
- and the wall of the meeting room.
Here are some picture of the final result.
This last assignment puts an end to a year-long collaboration with the amazing Newsprint team. Many, many thanks for your trust throughout it all. It has been quite an exciting and challenging project.
Our new deep blue sticker material has arrived this week.
We now also offer all of our designs in this amazingly deep and rich color. Head over to the boutique, select the sticker you want and choose the color that will make a statement on your walls.
It has definitely become one of my favorites.