JEAN-MICHEL TIXIER

       JMT is a draughtsman and director. His dreamlike and irreverent world comes from his taste for 1970's French illustration (Topor, Grimault, Chaland). His fine lines have seduced among others Kenzo and Nike. Sebastien Tellier and Air also benefited from his vision of the absurd.

 

       « I wanted to move away from the classical imagery of the Paris Commune, scenes of fighting, of desolation and the like. Strong personalities as for example Louise Michel inspired me. That is why I worked on the world of smokehouses, literature circles and thinktanks. I used smoke as a graphic link between rebels and intellectuals; smoke is there on each illustration, whether escaping from a cigar, in a metaphore of the human mind or shooting out of a canon to represent violence. »

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