Exposition UG à Goussainville (près de Roissy)
mercredi 29 mai 2013
mardi 21 mai 2013
jeudi 16 mai 2013
Dans la dernière livraison du Movable Book Stationery, un article de Rosie Temperley fait un nouvel éloge de "l'école française" du livre animé.
Cette grande collectionneuse britannique (qui détient 2000 pêle-mêles et de très nombreux livres à système du XIXe siècle), raconte que faute de place elle ne peut garder trop de livres animés contemporains, et dresse la liste de ceux pour lesquels elle fait une exception. La plupart sont des créations françaises, bien connues des visiteurs de la Boutique du livre animé :
I am a huge admirer of the wealth of material coming out from France at the moment and I am beholded to Jacques Desse and Thibaut Brunessaux for bringing it to my attention.The paper ingineering is understated - apparently simple yet often extremely intricate and sophiticated. This is combined with original and innovative art work of a high caliber.
For me Popville is one of the all-time greats (...). The follow-up work Dans la forêt du paresseux is equally attractive and pertinent. Canavaval animal is a real stunner (...).
Drôle d'oiseau is another gem and more of my taste than other work by U.G. The almost naive illustrations of the fables are subbtle and atmospheric (...)
ABC3D and 10 by Marion Bataille are remarkable, not to be missed (...)
Petit arbre by Katsumi Komagata has the feel of a hand-made artist's books (...) : an amazing beautiful and thought-provoking book (...).
mardi 7 mai 2013
samedi 4 mai 2013
vendredi 3 mai 2013
mercredi 1 mai 2013
Un intéressant et sympathique compte-rendu du salon de New-York par Kyle Olmon, ingénieur papier (ancien collaborateur de Robert Sabuda) et membre très actif de la Movable Book Society.
Voici l'extrait nous concernant (Thanks Kyle !) :
...I checked my map of the 150 exhibitors and found Jacques Desse and Thibaut Brunessaux at La boutique du livre anime, which is always my favorite booth.
They had just sold the original dummy of David A. Carter’s “One Red Dot”, so I was not able to take a peek, but I did get to see the latest creations from the master pop-up artist, UG. His new book, “Stellations Explosives” was the bomb and I absolutely fell in love with his dynamic “Les Recordmen” artist book that showcased athletes in action.
I was also able to see a few other clever books from Paris, including a striking colorful(!), tacile book of Eric Carle for blind children.
Once again, it looks to me that French publishers are putting out some of the most exciting and well designed children’s pop-up and flat books I have seen.
While I was sharing my insight with Jacques, he showed me some cute unique pop-up cards of houses that was done by a new paper engineer [Mathilde Lemiesle] that has graduated from the same highly regarded design college in Strasbourg that produced the artists of “Popville” and other great books. It seems that this school is really developing some impressive talent and I am curious to learn more about their teaching methods.