Blexbolex: Illustration

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French illustrator Blexbolex is killing it with the illustrations for his latest book Dog Crime, published by Nobrow Press . Inspired by whodunit films from the ’50s and ’60s, Dog Crime is about a man running for his life as he’s entangled in a heated conspiracy. Printed using three spot colors, Blexbolex’s illustrations are bright and punchy as they use an array of overlaid forms.

In addition to Dog Crime, Blexbolex also has another publication from Nobrow entitled Abecederia, which is about two bank robbers fleeing the law after a major heist. He has also illustrated a myriad of other books, including French cookbook I Know How to Cook and children’s picture books Leute (People) and his award winning L’imagier des Gens (The Illustrator of People).

To see more work, visit his artist page on Nobrow. Be sure to check out images of his process there as well!

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From Dog Crime

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From Dog Crime

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From Abecederia

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From
Abecederia

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From Abecederia

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From Ginette Mathio’s I Know How to Cook

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From Ginette Mathio’s I Know How to Cook

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From Ginette Mathio’s I Know How to Cook

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From L’imagier des Gens (The Illustrator of People)

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From L’imagier des Gens (The Illustrator of People)

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From Leute (People)

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Had a look through this the other day, it’s an absolute gem!

I have the book Jahreszeiten, my boyfriend gave it t me as biirthday present! Beautiful illustrations!

@milk tooth’s rain — Yes! That’s a beautiful book.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Jahreszeiten means Seasons in German. A video of the book may be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-dzN2K0T68

It’s really good and inspiring….

I like the busyness in “dog crime” and “Abecederia”

REBORN AGAIN, the new book of Blexbolex & Stefanie schilling has just been published by United Dead Artists,

Look here :
http://www.lewub.com/udaroom/site.php?type=P&id=37

Hi! Soooooo glad you wrote about Belbolex, he’s an absolute genius. Have you had the chance to see Saisons? I believe it’s a real masterpiece…. THANK YOU 4 sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I miswrote Blexbolex, of course!

Wow! so many great images here. I can’t decide on my favorite. As always, thanks so much for sharing!

Thanks for sharing this interesting find! The color restriction creates quite a challenge for the illustrator when depicting such a variety of scenes. I really enjoy the simplicity of the cook book illustrations, the lack of detail while showing so much detail. Likewise the designs from L’imagier des Gens are incredibly simplistic yet appealing and artistic.

The color, the transparencies, and the sweeping use of space are very striking. Nice dynamic illustrations!

nobrow and blexbolex are now distributed int he states by AdDistro

http://www.adhousebooks.com/distro/distro.html

Great blog. something for me to aspire to. Blexbolex is a wonderful illustrator. We bought “seasons” just recently and have been gushing ever since.

Hoooray!!

I love Blexbolex with all my heart. Lovely to see a piece on him here. As a screenprinter, I just adore his love affair with overprinted colors and textures to make more out of less.

Thanks for this post on my favoritest.

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