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Summer is here!

Lilacs in bloom, festivals, new exhibitions, campaigns and summer guides are everywhere! Here are a variety of new projects that will make you discover or rediscover the artists of your creative clinic.

This month: Amaël Isnard is the cover of the number 1 of the new magazine from the agency Speed ​speed, Antonio Uve illustrates the summer program brochure of the Library of the City of Laval, Aurore Danielou is chosen to illustrate the summer guide of L'Avenue du Mont-Royal and its summer campaign, and many other projects and personal creations. Also, to put some illustration into your day, download our wallpaper of the month: "Moon Light", signed Giordano Poloni.

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Amaël Isnard / Lightspeed Brochure / Canada

Here's the number 1 of the new internal magazine from Lightspeed ​​Agency. Amaël Isnard was chosen by the agency to launch this great communication tool!

Emmanuel Polanco / The Voice magazine / United States

Emmanuel Polanco  created this illustration for the cover of the Voice Magazine for their June issue 2019. 

Antonio Uve / Brochure Library of Laval / Laval, Québec

Illustrations signed by Antonio Uve for the cover of the summer 2019 programming brochure for the City of Laval Library. The general theme of the visual is curiosity and nature.

Antonio Uve / The Cincinnati magazine / United States

Antonio Uve created this illustration for an article in the Cincinatti's magazine in honor of a dish from Bauer European Farm Kitchen, a local restaurant that serves an entire pig's head to its guests.

Zigor Samaniego / The 3D universe of Zigor

Unique characters, little monsters, volume typography, Zigor Samaniego shares some of his latest creations.

Aurore Danielou / Mont-Royal Avenue / Québec

We are pleased to present the 2019 visual of the Summer Guide of Mont-Royal Avenue, illustrated by our beloved Aurore Danielou and produced by the Mont-Royal Avenue development Corporation.

Amaël Isnard / Musée du quai Branly / Paris

Amaël Isnard created this new series of illustrations inspired by his favorite objects from the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, dedicated to the arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.

Giordano Poloni / Wallpaper to download / Milan, Italy

This month's wallpaper "Moon Light" is signed Giordano Poloni.  Inspired by his huge collection of comics, music videos, movies and photography books, he creates some digital works that recall his Italian origins for major magazines and various clients. Do not hesitate to share! Desktop version / iPhone version / iPad versionSee all wallpapers.

Tonwen Jones / New creations / United Kingdom

Here are some of Tonwen Jones' latest accomplishments; cards, posters, and other editorials.

Owen Gent / Book updated

Owen Gent' s book has been updated with a lot of news. We like it, and we are clicking!

Silke Werzinger / Focus / germany

Cover story for Focus magazine illustrated by Silke Werzinger about 70 Years and Secrets of the German Federal Republic of Germany..

Ross Cuthbert / New 2D and 3D roughs

Realistic roughs, campaign storyboards or 3D illustrations, Ross Cuthberg shares some of his latest creations.

Anne Cresci / Creative capsule / Lyon, France

Here’s our seventh creative capsule. This month, we invite you to meet Anne Cresci who lives in Lyon, after many great years spent in Paris. Anne never leaves home without her notebook, which she uses to jot down notes about everything around her. Her illustrations are snapshots of everyday life, capturing melancholy, cheer, childhood, fashion and friends. She loves children's books as well as women's magazines, brand campaigns and portraits, contact us for any project.

Describe quickly your creative lab?
Currently it is very nomadic! Since I work on iPad Pro, I take a real pleasure to work surrounded by life in cafes around Lyon. I developed a real faculty to work while discussing hours! Otherwise I have a workshop in the city center of Lyon which is a bazaar filled with books, papers and watercolors that hang around my computer!

In two sentences, how would you describe your work technique?
I work almost exclusively in digital on Photoshop and since September on Procreate, which was a real revelation. I also do a lot of research of materials and patterns in watercolor that I then integrate into my illustrations to give them an extra dimension, a more traditional side that I particularly like.

What is the project you are most proud of?
It's not a specific project, but rather an image from time to time of which I am particularly happy. Well, there is my series of illustrated novels for pre-teen girls, the Kinra Girls, on which I work for 8 years, that I love enormously. I was very attached to these 5 little heroines!

What are your favorite colors to create?
I like fresh and happy colors. I realize that I often go to pink orange tones, these are colors that put me in a good mood!
But above all, I love the work of line enhanced with spots of bright colors or pastels

Why did you become an illustrator?
A friend of mine in high school wanted to go to art school and I wanted to become an interpreter at the time. I thought it was a much cooler project so I started drawing. I have never regretted it!

In four words, how would you describe your style of animations?
Feminine, colorful, lively and romantic

What is the project you dream of?
I think I would love to work for a beautiful clothing brand like Isabel Marant style or take the time to set up a personal project in painting.

What does a typical day look like in Anne Cresci’s' life?
It's quite eclectic and a little different each day. What is certain is that I rarely start my days without having a coffee on the terrace alone or with a friend! And then I alternate all day between drawing and research for my projects of the moment. Or my coffee drags on turns into lunch with friends and nap or a stroll with my children.

What inspires you?
Everything inspires me! My walk in the morning with music in my ears, the city around me, nature. My friends and the people I meet, I try visit regularly exhibitions and museums and internet of course! Instagram, Pinterest ....

What is your favorite blog or web page?
I am not very faithful, so it varies constantly over my discoveries. Currently, I really like to look at Instagram pages for travel photos, such as living like a nomad out of a van, I admit that it fascinates me.

Annick Poirier / The Applied Art contest / Canada

We are very pleased to announce that Annick Poirier has won the prestigious prize awarded by Applied Art Magazine in the advertising illustrations category. Congratulations Annick! Three other Colagene artists had the chance to dress la Place Longueuil, in collaboration with the Za Communication agency. 

Zigor Samaniego / The 3x3 contest / United States

It is with great pride that we announce that Zigor Samaniego has won the honorable mention of the 3x3 magazine for his series of little monsters in the 3D illustration category. Congratulations Zigor!