The Taste of Paris and Apocalypse

Right before your eyes are illus­tra­tions from Paris. Ordinary people have always called Paris a cap­ital of art; snobs at least admit­ted that it had its style. Julien Pacaud is real Parisian: he was born and grew up there. Who knows, maybe it was this city which had most influ­ence upon sur­real­istic world he cre­ates. His illus­tra­tions often have notes or even full blown stor­ies, which explain the mean­ings of abnor­mal events.

Left: exper­i­ments on young hab­it­ats of earth

Author cre­ates these digital col­lages using cut-​outs from old news­pa­pers and magazines. Artist con­fesses that he likes a lot to cre­ate these par­al­lel worlds using such ingredi­ents as humor, a bit of retro futur­ism and a pinch of “happy apocalypse”.

Firstly these col­lages draw atten­tion of the eye with their color and almost imme­di­ately con­quer brain with its imagery. It makes you inter­pret, decode sym­bols and per­ceive what is really hap­pen­ing. Notes one weirder than another makes you pause for a couple of sights, until you real­ize that in order to com­pre­hend it, you need to see more.

Left: Robert and Carl Helium had to spend their lives tied with rope. In their house all the fur­niture was attached to the ceil­ing. Celebrating fiftieth birth­day broth­ers decided to free them­selves and travel the wide world.

Julien Pacuad was born in 1972, stud­ied cine­ma­to­graphy in Paris. Later with fried Jean– Christophe Sanchez he opened stu­dio and began cre­at­ing unique works which he tried to apply to as much fields (like cinema, music and other art) as he could. Now author cooper­ates with vari­ous com­pan­ies, cre­ates posters, post­cards, illus­tra­tions for magazines, designs CD sleeves and even takes photographs.

More of happy apo­ca­lypse can be found here.

Gintarė Žitkevičiūtė
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Gintarė Žitkevičiūtė
Gintare Zitkeviciute is Art Pit’s thinker and doer. In her work practise, she values lean approach, creativity and quick decisions. She doesn't like working with random people and thinks that a team is a heart of successful project. For that reason, she carefully picks people she works with on everyday basis. She is mostly interested in innovatio... Read further >
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