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August is often our favorite month at the Clinic! It's beautiful, hot and in full preparation of novelties sure to impress you. As of September, we are introducing five new and inspiring artists! In the meantime, here's a selection of projects from the past month and an interview with the great Florent Hauchard in the Creative Capsule!
This month: Emmanuel Polanco illustrates for Voice magazine on outdoor sports and Science Focus, Steve Scott presents his latest panoramic creations, Nicolas André is featured as motion designer, Owen Gent illustrious for Bristol ... Kimi Kimoki treats nutrition in vintage colors and the “Time to Go” wallpaper signed by Steve Scott is available to download.
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Emmanuel Polanco / The Voice magazine / United States
Emmanuel Polanco created this illustration for the inside article of Voice Magazine for an article based around the outdoor sports industry in the US.
Creative capsule / Paris, France
Here’s our eighteenth Creative capsule. This month, we invite you to meet Florent Hauchard who lives in Paris. He is first worked as a graphic designer. Then, he quickly returned to his first passion: drawing. He loves music, traveling and comic books. Three simple things that inspire him. Especially music, that is necessarily connected to the image by its context and the emotions it arouses. Florent can spend hours finding old funk, bluegrass or bossa nova albums. Meet a fabulous artist!
Describe quickly your creative lab?
A plant, a tablet and a computer, no more and no less. However, I am very mobile, and I like to work in several places thanks to my iPad Pro which accompanies me everywhere.
In two sentences, how would you describe your work technique?
First, very fast paper sketches, then a more sophisticated sketch on the tablet and finally the colorization using digital painting on photoshop.
What is the project you are most proud of?
My poster for eco-friendly conferences for BNP Paribas I think, especially at the level of the structure. https://www.colagene.com/fr/illustration/florent-hauchard/id-6831
What are your favorite colors to create?
I love yellow and purple, retro colors that vibrate!
Why did you become an illustrator?
Answer cliché: by passion. I started as a graphic designer, but I always liked drawing, like my father probably. So naturally I quickly returned to drawing in my professional life.
In four words, how would you describe your style of animations?
Retro, dynamic, colorful, crazy.
What is the project you dream of?
An album cover for Tom Misch?
What does a typical day look like Florent's life?
It always starts with a hearty breakfast, an hour of research of visuals or inspirations in a more global way, 1h of sport then direction the offices in motorcycle to work until the end of the day. I have a great coworking space with great people, so it's always a pleasure to work :)
What inspires you?
Mainly other visual artists be they graphic designers, illustrators, motion designers ... etc. and, especially music. I like to draw references to cinema as well as I do not go as often as I would like to.
What is your favourite blog or website?
I really like Behance and Inspiration Design which are big classics for inspiring research.
Nicolas André / Fondation Curie / Paris, France
Here's an animation for the Curie Foundation in France animated by Nicolas André, a motion designer based in Paris and ready to take on any challenge. Working with him is a delight. Curious? Watch his showreel.
Aurore Danielou / New creations / Montreal, Canada
This is the first live mural by Aurore Danielou. Between two windows and illustrated wallpaper orders, she found a moment to create new illustrations on the theme of travel. Here’s Aurore’s version of Louisiana.
Kimi Kimoki / New creations / Marseille, France
Kimi Kimoki shares with us her new food-themed illustrations, a vintage color palette and a modern look to the end. Visit Kimi's book here.
Owen Gent / New creations / Bristol, United Kingdom
Owen Gent' s book has been updated with a lot of new additions for your eyes!
The Colagene experience according to our clients
Always a pleasure working with the team at Colagene. Steve Scott's work exceeded our expectations and would love to collaborate with him soon again. - Raul Mandru, Partner, Creative Director
Emmanuel Polanco / Science Focus magazine / London, United Kingdom
Here's a portrait and a conceptual illustration dealing with masculinity, created by Emmanuel Polanco for Science Focus Magazine.