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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!

 


Dancing dots wrapping paper

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I am extremely happy to share with you my latest project! Those of you who know me know my obsession with all paper-related products. My work space and my house are filled with notebooks, notepads, pencils, calendars, stationery and so on. I just love that stuff but for some reason never actually got to design it.

But that is about to change with the launch of our new black and white dancing dots wrapping paper that is already available in our e-shop. Each set includes 20 sheets of delicate translucent tissue paper. Get ready for Christmas by ordering your set right here.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

 

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Hello Singapore

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During my recent getaway to Singapore, I enjoyed drawing the famous colonial-style facades of the buildings downtown. I absolutely loved the colors and the architecture. I was so inspired by it all that we have decided to turn two of these drawings into posters which are now available in our e-shop. They would make wonderful gifts to hand out this summer to your loved ones, don’t you think!

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Shop here Hello Singapore elephant  |  Hello Singapore houses
Poster size: 29.7x42cm (A3)
Printed on uncoated 160gr recycled paper

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And since we also enjoy giveaways, we have for you three coloring pages inspired by these same Singapore drawings for you to download. Just click on the link below to download the PDF file:

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I had a lot of fun doing it with my son. These coloring pages are very useful during these rainy days!
Have a lovely week end.

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can download as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this post, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!

 


Color me pink! (free digital wallpapers)

New color obsession……. light pink! We love mixing it with cobalt blue, orange or simply match it with the softness of grey.

Here are 3 screen wallpapers for your computers, I hope you will like these little treats!

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For more pink inspiration, have a look at our new PINK pinboard:

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can download as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this post, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!


DIY – 2015 Calendar

Hello everyone,
It has been a while since our last DIY project. So before Christmas, here is a little treat!

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You will need:
- 200gr A4 paper (14 sheets)
- a cutter and a cutting board
- a printer
- a wooden clipboard

STEP 1. Download and print one of these file :

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>>Tips:
Kraft paper, cream, grey or light pink paper are recommended for this artwork.
150 to 200gr will be more durable. Remember, you will keep it for a whole year.
A4 colored paper is available here or at the stationary shop TIN LOK STATIONERY  – G/F Swatow street – Wanchai – HK

STEP 2. Cut the non-printed area to have a full patterned sheet.

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STEP 3. For the binding, I suggest simply using a wooden clipboard or metallic clip on a wall,
but you can also use a ribbon, a rope or get a black metallic binding at any copy shop.

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I hope you will enjoy this little gift and feel free to drop a line in the comment box. I would love to hear which month is your favorite!

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Important notes:
This template is free for personal use only, not for commercial use. You can print as many as you like for yourself or as a gift to someone, but you are not allowed to sell this artwork in digital or print form, nor to distribute it in its original or in an altered form.

If you’d like to share some images of this DIY, on Pinterest, social media, in a blog post…  Please feel free to use some images, but please credit and link back to this page. Please do not distribute it from your website and please do not link directly to the file- instead, please link back to this page.
Thank you very much!


The Summer 2014 collections are in!

After many weeks of preparation, I am delighted to launch all the new Summer 2014 collections!

So this summer, Marguerite&Gribouilli is featuring:

Some big but flowered and friendly dinosaurs:
. le bronto géant, 150x148cm, HK$770
. la mama tyra, 60x70cm (set size), HK$385
. les copains dinos, 60x70cm (set size), HK$385 

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They can be nicely combined with our existing Mushrooms or Something Fly patterns.   

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The “Plain is boring” collection
This new collection will help you customize very easily your doors, drawers, bookcases or any other smooth surface that needs a little visual spice!
Discover now our 6 first tropical inspiration patterns (HK$385/each) :
Perroquets, Criss cross, Flamingos, Palm, Stripes, Dash
The panels are to be installed edge to edge as you would do for wallpaper. You can then repeat endlessly the pattern and cover any size of surface.
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And 4 new ardoisines (chalkboard stickers)
      . Happy balloons, 97x190cm, HK$880
This is a design that would fit very well in adults and children’s spaces alike. You can easily adjust the height by cutting the balloon’s ropes.
      . Fanions, maximum size: 383x76cm, HK$635
Flags always bring happiness and playful spirits to a room. Here is a version you can customize all you want!
      . Weekly calendar, HK$635
This set includes 7 rectangles of 20x25cm. You can choose to put the notes together and create then a big panel or individually with or without the weekdays titles. Titles are available in French and English.
      . J’écris, 57x106cm, HK$635
This training chalkboard will help your kids practice alphabet! Decorative and educational, it’s a perfect gift for a 4-5year old child.

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Minifab, la suite!

Few months ago I told you about this very exciting project : Minifab  (previous post)
In addition of distributing the Seedling and Stuck on You products , Minifab is  organizing birthday parties for kids. I helped them to design few panels in order to decorate the room according different themes.
Here are some pictures of their first events, it’s so nice to see the project going live !

If you are looking for an inspiring place to celebrate your little one’s birthday party, do not hesitate to contact them at info@minifab.com.hk
Thanks again Minifab for sending us these pics, looks like kidos had a lot of fun !

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