Thursday, 13 September 2012

Master of crayons: Damien Florebert Cuypers

Yesterday (yep, only yesterday, where was I?) I came across the charming drawings of French illustrator Damien Florebert Cuypers and instantly became a fan. Colorful and naive, his illustrations make me happy. As simple as that.

Cuypers seems to be known particularly for his 'one-' or 'two-minute portraits' and transformed London Fashion Week into a series of couture illustrations earlier this year (offering a fresh alternative to the usual paparazzi photo overload). Cuypers captures his subjects' body languages and moods very strikingly with only a few strokes of colour. Apart from his quicktime portraits and fashion illustrations, Cuypers does other work as well, such as the imaginative illustrations for children's book Le Bateau Ivre and capturing Biarritz Big Festival in crayon. I love it all. See below for yourself.

Frieze Art Fair for Nowness Two Minutes Portraits:
Peter Blake / Wolfgang Tilmans

Hans Ulrich / Tracey Emin

London Fashion Week for T Magazine:
Kate Lanphear / Joanna Hillman

Scott Schumann / Alexa Chung

Biarritz Big Festival for T Magazine:
Cote des Basques

© Damien Florebert Cuypers

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