The wait is finally over. Vélib’ x Paris by ARTCRANK gets underway at the legendary Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, June 11, showcasing the work of top French, British and American artists through June 21. After that, you can see the … Continue reading
Vélib’ x Paris by ARTCRANK gets underway at the legendary Grand Palais in Paris on Tuesday, June 11, showcasing the work of top French, British and American artists through June 21. After that, you can see the posters at Cité de la Mode et du Design (The City of Fashion and Design) through October 6.
June 21 to October 6
Cité de la Mode et du Design | City of Fashion and Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris
Our debut show in Paris will be the first of its kind for us. For starters, we’re partnering with Vélib’, the renowned Parisian bike share program, to put on the event. We couldn’t ask for a better partner: Vélib’ is dramatically transforming the way people move and experience Paris. Since Vélib’s 2007 debut, bicycle ridership in France’s capital city has spiked significantly. Today, people take more than 110,000 trips a day on the unique looking bicycles.
To celebrate the program’s success and the opportunities Vélib’ bikes afford Parisian natives and visitors alike, the posters for Vélib’ x Paris by ARTCRANK will feature designs inspired by experiencing Paris on a Vélib’ bicycle. And to up the ante even further, the show is slated to take place from June 11-21 in a special exhibition at the glass-domed Grand Palais, one of the most prestigious exhibition halls in Paris. After that, the show will continue at Cité de la Mode et du Design (The City of Fashion and Design) through October 6.
Vélib’ x Paris by ARTCRANK will be a true international showcase of top creative talent featuring posters designed by artists from Britain, the United States and France:
Emy Rojas and Gaspard Le Quiniou / Arrache Toi Un Oeil (Paris, France)
In 2005, Emy and Gaspard created Arrache Toi Un Oeil (literally: Rip Your Eye Out), now one of the most popular silkscreen studios in Paris. Originally concert organizers, the duo started out designing and screenprinting gig posters and album covers for their bands. They are known for their distinctive flowing line work style and hand-drawn typography. Arrache Toi Un Oeil have created posters for the likes of The XX, Interpol, Neurosis, The Gossip, Animal Collective, Pete Doherty, and the Arctic Monkeys.
Andy et Jeanmi Serigraphie (Paris, France)
The Parisian duo of Andy et Jeanmi (Manuel Wilson and Mathieu de Saint Martin) have been screen printing together for over 10 years. They sell their work online and at their studio and shop in the vibrant Montorgueil district in Paris. Their clean, colorful, graphic style has been described as “a dose of surrealism with a touch of absurdity.” The pair say they derive inspiration from Chinese contemporary art, Beirut, Charrette rum, Eddy Merckx, Vixen, Ken Booth, the 1998 World Cup, the Beat generation, MTV and mayonnaise.
Stéphane Constant / Dezzig (Saint-Julien, France)
Stéphane is a graphic designer from Dezzig, a small publishing collective that creates silkscreen art in Bretagne. Its purpose is simple: to bring graphic design and craftsmanship back to basics. Dezzig artists create beautiful, handmade large-format posters with a perfectly recognizable style: solid colors, thoughtful composition, clever illustrations, and elegant typography.
Rebecca J Kaye (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Illustrator Rebecca J. Kaye’s work is bold and colorful, communicating literal meanings using simple visuals. A diehard fan of all things bike-related, Rebecca creates and sells cycling-inspired t-shirts, prints and greeting cards online and around the UK. Her commercial clients include The Ride Journal, Crankphoto, Coven magazine, and Royal Bank of Scotland. She recently led a silkscreening workshop for the bicycle-themed V&A Late Nights, held at the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Peter Locke (London, England)
A passionate cyclist, and east London-based illustrator, Pete has participated in all three ARTCRANK London shows. His work is firmly rooted in the enjoyment of what he calls “mark making.” His marks and collage elements are layered and combined to create beautifully mingled compositions. Pete’s commercial and editorial clients include: The Times, Boneshaker magazine, Urban Hunter, Ctrl.Alt.Shift. magazine, Popshot magazine, and Cycle Oxford.
Adam Dedman (Yeovil, England)
Adam works as an illustrator and graphic designer based in the South West of England. With rhythmic line work and flowing movement, his illustrations, have attracted high-profile clients such as Burton Snowboards, Nike 6.0 and The Washington Post.
Jennifer Daniel (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Jennifer is the Graphics Director at Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Acclaimed for her conceptual, clever, and content-driven approach to illustration, her work has been published in the New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker and Good Magazine, among others. She’s currently working on her first children’s book scheduled to publish in 2014 by Templar Publishing.
Adam Turman (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Adam is a professional illustrator, screen printer, and 7-year veteran ARTCRANK artist. His love for burgers, beers, babes, and bikes shows up in his work on a regular basis. He is a prolific cyclist and bikes year-round in snowy Minnesota. Riding a Vélib’ bike around Paris was the highlight of Adam’s vacation to France last spring.
Brandon Lockfoot (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Brandon lives and works as a bicycle messenger in New York City and is also a student at Cooper Union School of Art. As an avid, big-city cyclist, the fast paced visual stimulation he experiences every day riding through city streets informs his artistic practice. His young energy and perspective is fused in the labyrinthine style of his work.
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Map: The Grand Palais
Please scroll down for French translation | S’il vous plaît faites défiler vers le bas pour la traduction française As you may have heard, we’re headed to Paris in June for our first ever show in the French capital: Vélib’ x Paris by ARTCRANK. … Continue reading