On his website, French collage artist Julien Pacaud proclaims that he once was an astrophysician, professional snooker player at an international level, a hypnotist and an Esperanto teacher. He also tells he would love to time travel. Such an interesting character with such intense fiery passion for life is hard to ignore. Be prepared for a mind-blowing visual trip to Pacaud Land.
If you take a look at the portfolio of French illustrator Julien Pacaud, it becomes pretty clear that his universe is situated somewhere between the roaring Sixties and now. Pacaud lives in Le Mans, France and puts his emotions, thoughts and feelings into wonderful collages. His main purpose, according to us, is to really make you think… HARD. The digital collages that Julien Pacaud produces are extremely thought provoking.
It stuns us how he manages to find the vintage resources for such up-to-date themes. His cut and paste artworks are always energetic, with lots of movement and a strong message. You’ll also see lots of modern equipment like mobile phones and personal computers in his cut and paste visuals.
Jump to the future… camera, musical instruments, mobile phone and someone reading... We like Pacaud’s personal take on today’s social network platforms?
So far, Julien Pacaud had tons of fun working for many magazines: Stick (Sweden), New York Times (US), Citizen K (France), Booklet (Germany). He also designed music posters and CD covers for music artists and bands as Arman Melies, GoodBooks and Death Polka - just to name a few. Pacaud’s talent was also deeply appreciated when he was working for an advertising campaign for SFR, a French mobile phone company.
As you can see, most of Julien Pacaud’s illustrations are surreal. He loves… and we mean he LOVES to use vintage photographs to express modern themes. His style is quite minimal, but always with some crazy concepts and bold colors to energize it all.
For more information on this French collage master, visit www.julienpacaud.com
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