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We put our heart into our work!
It’s already pumpkin time! For the occasion, we invite you to participate in our " Colagene Monsters " Halloween contest. Plus, find below a selection of our most beautiful projects from the very active back-to-school season.
This month: Bomboland signs the "À cœur ouvert" campaign for the reconstruction of the city of Lake Mégantic, Mamzelle Poppy makes a big comeback, Giordano Poloni and Takeshi present us their latest creations, and discover our tenth Creative Capsule with Andi Meier, the king of the Plasticine!
- The 45 creatives + Marie-Christine, Alex and Vincent, agents of your creative clinic.
Bomboland / Lake Mégantic / Quebec
The Italian duet Bomboland, compound of Maurizio and his partner Elisa, was chosen by Havas Montréal to create 4 papercut illustrations putting the accent on depth and space. They created this campaign Une ville à cœur ouvert for the reconstruction of the city of Lake Mégantic, after the drama of the 2013 train explosion; a moving, human and graphic project.
Mamzelle Poppy / She's back!
After a short break, our dear and talented Mamzelle Poppy is back and she shows us, once again, her creativity and her talent with this series of personal researches. Her way to treat the images and her style apply as much to ad projects, editorial projects as packaging... Visit her portfolio and contact us for any projects.
Stephanie F. Scholz / Blade Runner 2049 in The New Yorker / New York
A beautiful GIF animated creation by Stephanie F. Scholz for The New Yorker for the release of the upcoming movie " Blade Runner 2049 " with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Colagene Monsters Contest
You can win this limited edition serigraphie by Oscar Llorens!
As it is soon Halloween, we invite you to create "Colagene Monsters". You can be an art director, an illustrator or a graphic designer, you just have to create the most original of monsters and to share it on your Facebook profile by mentioning @Colagene or your instagram profile with the hashtag #colagenemonsters!
Zigor Samaniego / Ad Age Webzine
Benoit Tardif / The Baffler and Avenue Magazines / USA
Benoit Tardif is always so funny and relevant in his creations and several American magazines adore him more and more, as The Baffler and Avenue Magazines.
Takeshi / Collages study
Textures, materials, colors, shape, composition, movement... Takeshi pursues his swift studies of collages. Imagine your project with his mark; guaranteed success and astonishment!
Emmanuel Polanco / L'OBS / France
2 illustrations created by Emmanuel Polanco for the column Débat in L’OBS magazine on September 28th. Debate between the sociologists Gérald Bronner and Cyril Lemieux.
Andi Meier / Creative capsule
Here is our tenth CREATIVE CAPSULE. This month, we invite you to meet Andi Meier, our young and smiling German artist working with some Plasticine. He shows a lot of creativity, his compositions are more and more complex and his universe is unique. Big marks and famous magazines appeal to him and the results are magnificent. Décrouvrez down here his interview and also some photos of him in the work in its studio. To work with Andi is a charm!
Describe your creative lab in a few words?
Messy, but there are unicorns flying around.
In two sentences, how would you describe your work technique?
Everything is modulated in clay, photographed and arranged on computer.
What is the project of which you are most proud of?
One of the projects I am really proud of are the illustrations for “The Washington Post”.
What are your favourite colors to create?
I prefer bright pastellic colours.
Why did you become an artist?
I wanted to become famous and rich.
In four words, how would you describe your style of illustration?
Colourful, happy, hand-crafted, ironic
What is the project of your dreams?
To make my own illustrated-book.
What does a typical day in the life of Andi looks like?
-Option 1: standing up at 7, taking a shower, riding on my bike to my office, creating the whole day amazing new clay-illustrations, going to the gym, meeting friends and go to bed.
-Option 2: snoozing about 2-3 hours, standing up at whenever, riding with my bike to my office, watching the whole day you-tube-videos, riding home, go to sleep.
What inspires you?
There are many things in everyday life, which are really inspiring. But I especially like watching tourists making selfies – a perfect inspiration for character-design. But of course the internet is also pretty helpful.
What is your favourite blog or website?
Globally, I like to surf on Instagram and Pinterest... no favorite !
Giordano Poloni / Editorial news!
Giordano Poloni is inspired by cinema, by photography and by his Italian origins. Here is a very abstract illustration for the cover of the New Scientist magazine, another one illustrating shopping in Holland with its canals and its bridges, and two city scenes for Qualcomm.
Nazario Graziano / 01Net magazine / France
Nazario Graziano illustrates the 7 capital sins for the article Comment Internet vous pousse au vice (How Internet pushes you to sin) from 01Net magazine on October 4th, 2017.
Jérôme Mireault / Commercial Observer magazine / Brooklyn
Jérôme Mireault illustrated the cover of Commercial Observer magazine for the September 13th issue.
Tonwen Jones / Version Femina / France
Tonwen Jones illustrated a series of maps for Version Femina magazine. Fjords of Norway, via Ireland, to arrive on the Californian coast.