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!

Emmanuel Polanco / 31Bullets campaign / USA

Here are 31 beautiful posters illustrated by Emmanuel Polanco for the 31Bullets campaign. The project, executed by Ogilvy & Mather Chicago in collaboration with, aims to raise awareness of gun control laws in the United States. Project awarded by a Silver Lion in Cannes.

Lux Contest 2017

Last Thursday, May 11th at the Livart was held the Competition Lux 2017, and the winners were unveiled. This event underlines the excellence in photography and in illustration in Quebec. This year, Marie-Christine Brisson, partner of the private hospital, was a member of the jury illustration. Benoît Tardif of the agency obtained 2 awards, one for the book cover Géolocaliser L'Amour from Editions Ta Mère and the other one for his participation in the big campaign illustrated for Producteurs de Lait du Québec. Thanks to LG2 and also to Infopresse to support the illustration in Quebec and for your invitation!

Emmanuel Polanco / Steppenwolf Theater's poster / Chicago

You wonder who was the lucky one? Emmanuel Polanco kinked John Malkovich who hung his work - one of the 40 print poster for the 40th anniversary of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago - in the magnificent bathroom of the actor! John Malkovich speaks about it with his words, which you can listen to and see here.

And the icing on the cake, this poster won already 1 prize at the Competition 2016 Communication Arts ' annual Design and it is also in the running in the CLIO Awards on 2016.

Bomboland / Numerical or paper-cut advertising!

Bomboland is an Italian duet composed of Maurizio and his partner Elisa. Their secret lies in the paper-cut as well as their mastery of digital technology. They present us with their last projects; a magnificent campaign entitled "Don't let food get in between" for the dental floss's brand Guardian, made in collaboration with DDB Singapore.
We can also find an illustration for Il Giornale della famiglia, plus an illustration of crocodile absolutely charming for PUH magazine. Curious? You can have an overview of their working universe in this video. Be sure to have a small Italian dictionary within easy reach!

Ëlodie / Essays of Style

Ëlodie pursues her researches on styles and reveals her last essays. Also know she makes youth oriented illustrations, and you can discover our selection in her portfolio's new Youth Editions tab.

Lux contest 2015 winners / Quebec

We are very proud to announce that Benoit Tardif won 4 awards, included one first prize, and Aaron McConomy, one award, from Lux Contest 2015 that rewards the 100 best images of the year, in the field of illustration and photography in Quebec.

Winners of Applied Arts illustration contest / Canada

Several illustators at the clinic won an award at the illustration contest of the magazine Applied Arts. Discover the works that won below. For more details, visit the complete list of winners here.

Applied Arts Winners

Congratulations to Mydeadpony and the graphic clinic, Sonia Roy, Marie-Ève Tremblay and   Karen Klassen for their winning illustrations at the well-known Canadian contest Applied Arts Illustration Awards.

Francis Léveillée won an LUX award / Montreal

Francis Léveillée won an LUX award in the “business communication” category for its illustration realized for Get your illustration fix 2011 colagene guide book and the serigraphy

American Illustration 30 / USA

The illustrations of Karen Klassen and Edward McGowan have been selected to appear in the American Illustration 30 best illustrations book and one illustration of Julien Pacaud was an award winner for the Chosen category to appear on American Illustration website.

Applied Arts Annual winners / Canada

Congrats to Karen Klassen, Julien Pacaud and Edward McGowan, winners of the Canadian contest Applied Arts Illustration Awards. Their illustrations are featured in the new special edition currently on newstands.

Communication Arts Illustration Annual / United States of America

Congrats to Karen Klassen and Edward McGowan for winning the Communication Arts Illustration Annual awards in USA. Their illustrations appear in the special edition magazine.

Lux competition / Province of Quebec

Congratulations to Aaron McConomy and Francis Léveillée who were both awarded a prize in the contest Lux. Aaron in the editorial category for his series for the magazine Enjeux Les Echos. And Francis, in the personal work category for his series of exhibition dogs for Art & Design presented at the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT].


Colagene Now

Born to Be Unique. Don’t miss reading "Illustration Discovery”, the exclusive interview with Marie-Christine Brisson, co-founder of the Colagene agency, by Born to Be Unique! (French only, unfortunately!)

Applied Arts. as well as the post on Applied Arts blog

Grafika 2010. Collaboration in the Canal Savoir project, recipient of an award in the category Motion Design - Culture. By Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau, Martin Laliberté, Emmanuel Polanco, Mathieu Babin and Underground Productions.

Congratulations to all winners

Computer Arts. 3 Colagene illustrators appear in this month issue of the magazine Computer Arts: Handmade versus  Digital (Issue 133) A must-read, interviews on Takeshi, An urban playground, and one on Bombo, Handmade meets digital. As well as an article in which Julien de Repentigny reveals the secret of his technical work. See the video: