wanted

I am looking for old accounting books. if you have some, used or not, I am interested in it!

22/03/2017

portraits de maouts

a selection of sketches from the past ten days in ouessant island:
le sémaphore du créac'h
maeline
atelier de la laine
intérieur ouessantin
titi
damien
jo
hélène
amandine et célian
pierrot
alain
rosine
martin météo
béa
la passerelle de mickael

13/03/2017

"pollop pollop" à ouessant

I spent already 12 days in ouessant island, the western island of brittany.
I'm invited by the association enki for a one month artist residence in the semaphore next to the créac'h legendary light house. so far, it's already an incredible experience, meeting the locals and pirates, feeling the extreme conditions while the "zeus" storm hit the island with its 200km/h winds last monday…
here is a sneak peak of this first days:tempête zeus
tempête zeus, le créac'h
renault super 5
marie
jésus
fanch le pirate
finis terrae
fanfan le gardien de phare
charlène
le créac'h après la tempête

25/02/2017

lost poblenou - update

I keep sketching my neighborhood "poblenou" in barcelona to keep an archive of old factories and shops that are disappearing "poc a poc".
you will learn more about my "lost poblenou" project in the spanish newspaper "el periódico" or on spanish radio "cadena ser".
carrer de pamplona
"CCT"
carrer d'àlaba
restaurant garcia
bar sant marti
carrer dels almogavers
naves
cacaolat factory
carrer de zamora
carrer de zamora
transportes "el rayo"

"prou hotels"

17/02/2017

galerie de paléontologie

I'm preparing my workshop "grooarrr!" for the urban sketching symposium in chicago on july. that's why I stopped by the natural history museum of paris (my favorite place in town) to spend the afternoon working on some new compositions…
are you ready to have fun sketching dinosaurs?
the registrations open on february 18 at 5 pm CST (23:00 GMT).

galerie de paléontologie
galerie de paléontologie
galerie de paléontologie

15/02/2017

retromobile 2017

between the book signatures, I sketched some of the weirdest cars from the fair: the bottle car, the prototype designed by raymond loewy, the fiat abarth 1000 bialbero, the beautiful dyna "cointreau", the very exclusive bugatti atlantic and the alfa romeo prototype by zagato:
bottle car (1924)
lancia flaminia loraymo (1960)
fiat abarth 1000 bialbero (1963)

panhard dyna (1952)
bugatti type 57S atlantic (1936)
alfa romeo 2600SZ

26/01/2017

signature at retromobile fair 2017

carnet de bagnoles vol.1 & 2 in le mans

retromobile is a major international event in paris, the best show of the season devoted to classic cars.
for the second year, I’m thrilled to sign my book « carnet de bagnoles vol.1 » and « carnet de bagnoles vol.2 » published by glénat during the fair, from the 9th to the 12th of february.

I will be on minialuxe stand E065:
thursday 09th 16:00 - 18:00
friday 10th 10:30 - 12:00
saturday 11th 11:00 - 12:30 & 16:00 - 17:30
sunday 12th 10:00 - 12:00

and on LVA stand F065:
friday 10th 14:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 19:30
saturday 11th 14:00 - 15:30
sunday 12th 15:00 - 16:30

see you there!
renault étoile filante
renault alpine M65

20/01/2017

lost poblenou

lost poblenou
I live in barcelona for 10 years now, after living the first months in the barceloneta district, I moved to poblenou to escape the crowd of tourists. I immediately felt at home in this old industrial area, a mix of factories, small modernist houses, graffiti, families on the rambla de poblenou and workers. it was a forgotten place in barcelona, far away from the touristic itinerary.
then, I saw the construction of 22@, a modern trade center, offices, universities and art foundations together. some chimneys and bricks buildings are cohabiting with skyscrapers. it’s fine to me, a normal expansion to bring modernity to barcelona, but the mood of the district was changing already.
so more and more creative people were moving here as poblenou became « trendy ».
meanwhile lots of huge hotels are built from scratch in the place of old façades in small streets that had the patina of past decades. and many more hotels are under construction…
this is a big trauma. I don’t recognize anymore some blocs, the rambla de poblenou is not familiar anymore, and the menu of the day in some trendy new restaurants is « paella and sangria » which get nothing to do with barcelona, but a cliché for the increasing number of tourists.
there are still plenty of great places in the neighborhood as poblenou is a vast district.
it will take a few more years to change the entire area, but on the way to the flea market this morning, I mind that some more houses, bars and workshops had disappear…
So I feel the urgency to archive in my sketchbooks this poblenou that disappears.
I know that the battle is not fair, I can only sketch to fight the gentrification, but I need it to keep in mind what made poblenou special to me.lost poblenou
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