Tag Archives: French

La Vie Parisienne

Chéri Hérouard was a French illustrator who was most famously known for his forty-five year work for French society magazine, La Vie Parisienne, which was (is?) a French humoristic and erotic weekly magazine, published in Paris since 1863. ‘La Vie … Continue reading

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Miss Tigri

Miss Tigri is a talented French painter, illustrator and designer. Her fabulous paintings of languid women have influences of Art Nouveau artists, like Alfons Mucha and Gustav Klimt, expressionist painter Egon Schiele, French comics illustrators, Milo Manara, stylists, Tim Burton … Continue reading

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La Grivoise card game

The pretty humorous cards above are part of the deck of the French card game “La Grivoise” (The Spicy). That page contains all 32 cards and the box of the game released by Grimaud in the 1960’s. According to the … Continue reading

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L’âme Seule

L’âme Seule (The lonely soul) is a touching animation created by three talented students from EESA (Ecole Européenne Supérieure d’Animation): Cédric Berthier, Jean-Sébastien Leroux et Maximilien Royo. The short-film (4min) tells the story of a lonely character and the discover … Continue reading

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Les Maîtres de L’affiche

One more stunning collection from The New York Public Library: Les maîtres de l’affiche. Les Maîtres de L’affiche (The posters) was a French “monthly publication with reproductions of the most beautiful illustrated posters of the great artists, French and foreign, … Continue reading

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Fred Stein

Fred Stein Archive Portfolio presents a collection of Stein’s touching pictures of Paris in the 1930’s, New York in the 1940’s and portraits. He’s probably most know for his Albert Einstein‘s portrait, from 1946. Fred Stein’s photographs capture powerful images … Continue reading

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Yannick Thomé

The French illustrator Yannick Thomé has an adorable illustration blog. The blog isn’t frequently updated, but the archive with cute illustrations worth a visit. The kids will love the his blog, specially the category Pour les petits with illustration for … Continue reading

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French ballooning and parachuting history cards

The image set Early flight at Wikipedia contains two beautiful series of French collecting cards with pictures of events in ballooning and parachuting history. The series contain images of events from 1783 to 1846. Printed between 1890 and 1900 by … Continue reading

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Patrick Hitte

What a lovely image: a gorgeous brunette in a “café”and a marvellous Paris Métro exit in Art Nouveau style. The enclosed exit of Porte Dauphine station with the “Metropolitain” word really exists and it was designed by Hector Guimard in1899. … Continue reading

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A suggestion of blog to subscribe: Gribouillblog, the illustration blog of Marie Margo. The posts, with pretty illustrations and cartoon sequences, about events and quotidian situations, are quite funny. But some French is required.

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