Sébastien Plassard

Sébastien Plassard’s subtly absurd, boldly coloured dreamscapes.

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Sébastien Plassard is an illustrator whose distinctive and colourful work is used effectively across media, featured in editorials, book covers, film festival posters and other events. His style typically forgoes the use of outline, relying on the illustrator’s succinct use of contrastive and complementary colours. The flattened cells, richly pervaded with hues of orange and blue, are then given depth by a commanding use of shadow. “I look for a balance between colours and shapes and a contradiction, a tension in the narration,” he explains. These deeply muted tones of black build dimensions in the shapes of the objects. “Technically, I make a rough and I look for a composition on paper and I rework the colours and textures on computer,” he says. In its colourful minimalism, Sébastien’s imagery borders on dreamscape, invoking a retrofuturistic appeal with appearances throughout his work of blimps, Victorian era aircrafts, 1920s race cars and a man riding what can only be described as a mechanical horse-bike. Sébastien says: “When I draw I am in quest of poetry. I look for a singular atmosphere with fantasy, with absurdity… I want the picture to talk by itself like a full language.”

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Air France, Gallimard, GQ, Kiblind, Les Inrocks, The New York Times, Pinterest, The New Yorker, Variety.

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Biography

Sébastien Plassard is an illustrator whose distinctive and colourful work is used effectively across media, featured in editorials, book covers, film festival posters and other events. His style typically forgoes the use of outline, relying on the illustrator’s succinct use of contrastive and complementary colours. The flattened cells, richly pervaded with hues of orange and blue, are then given depth by a commanding use of shadow. “I look for a balance between colours and shapes and a contradiction, a tension in the narration,” he explains. These deeply muted tones of black build dimensions in the shapes of the objects. “Technically, I make a rough and I look for a composition on paper and I rework the colours and textures on computer,” he says. In its colourful minimalism, Sébastien’s imagery borders on dreamscape, invoking a retrofuturistic appeal with appearances throughout his work of blimps, Victorian era aircrafts, 1920s race cars and a man riding what can only be described as a mechanical horse-bike. Sébastien says: “When I draw I am in quest of poetry. I look for a singular atmosphere with fantasy, with absurdity… I want the picture to talk by itself like a full language.”

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Air France, Gallimard, GQ, Kiblind, Les Inrocks, The New York Times, Pinterest, The New Yorker, Variety.

Followers 32.1k

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Biography

Sébastien Plassard is an illustrator whose distinctive and colourful work is used effectively across media, featured in editorials, book covers, film festival posters and other events. His style typically forgoes the use of outline, relying on the illustrator’s succinct use of contrastive and complementary colours. The flattened cells, richly pervaded with hues of orange and blue, are then given depth by a commanding use of shadow. “I look for a balance between colours and shapes and a contradiction, a tension in the narration,” he explains. These deeply muted tones of black build dimensions in the shapes of the objects. “Technically, I make a rough and I look for a composition on paper and I rework the colours and textures on computer,” he says. In its colourful minimalism, Sébastien’s imagery borders on dreamscape, invoking a retrofuturistic appeal with appearances throughout his work of blimps, Victorian era aircrafts, 1920s race cars and a man riding what can only be described as a mechanical horse-bike. Sébastien says: “When I draw I am in quest of poetry. I look for a singular atmosphere with fantasy, with absurdity… I want the picture to talk by itself like a full language.”

Clients

Air France, Gallimard, GQ, Kiblind, Les Inrocks, The New York Times, Pinterest, The New Yorker, Variety.

Followers 32.1k

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Biography

Sébastien Plassard is an illustrator whose distinctive and colourful work is used effectively across media, featured in editorials, book covers, film festival posters and other events. His style typically forgoes the use of outline, relying on the illustrator’s succinct use of contrastive and complementary colours. The flattened cells, richly pervaded with hues of orange and blue, are then given depth by a commanding use of shadow. “I look for a balance between colours and shapes and a contradiction, a tension in the narration,” he explains. These deeply muted tones of black build dimensions in the shapes of the objects. “Technically, I make a rough and I look for a composition on paper and I rework the colours and textures on computer,” he says. In its colourful minimalism, Sébastien’s imagery borders on dreamscape, invoking a retrofuturistic appeal with appearances throughout his work of blimps, Victorian era aircrafts, 1920s race cars and a man riding what can only be described as a mechanical horse-bike. Sébastien says: “When I draw I am in quest of poetry. I look for a singular atmosphere with fantasy, with absurdity… I want the picture to talk by itself like a full language.”

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Air France, Gallimard, GQ, Kiblind, Les Inrocks, The New York Times, Pinterest, The New Yorker, Variety.

Followers 32.1k
Oscaro Futuristic illustration for French e-commerce company, Oscaro.

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Futuristic illustration for French e-commerce company, Oscaro.

Télérama A series of editorial images for Télérama.

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A series of editorial images for Télérama.

Télérama A series of editorial images for Télérama.

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A series of editorial images for Télérama.

Télérama A series of editorial images for Télérama.

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A series of editorial images for Télérama.

Citizen K Editorial illustration for Citizen K magazine.

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Editorial illustration for Citizen K magazine.

GQ From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

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From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

GQ From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

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From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

GQ From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

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From a series of editorial illustrations for GQ.

Les Echos Week-end Magazine A set of three images for Les Echos Week-end Magazine.

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Les Echos Week-end Magazine A set of three images for Les Echos Week-end Magazine.

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A set of three images for Les Echos Week-end Magazine.

Les Echos Week-end Magazine A set of three images for Les Echos Week-end Magazine.

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A set of three images for Les Echos Week-end Magazine.

The New York Times Editorial illustration for The New York Times.

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Editorial illustration for The New York Times.

Air France Editorial illustration for Air France Magazine.

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Editorial illustration for Air France Magazine.

Buoy Duck Girl

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Banque Monaco Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

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Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

Banque Monaco Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

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Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

Banque Monaco Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

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Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

Banque Monaco Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

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Sébastien was commissioned to create a set of illustrations for Banque Monaco's 40th anniversary.

The Future of Society Editorial illustration for CTIP.

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Editorial illustration for CTIP.

Feu Equestre

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Les Inrocks Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

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Les Inrocks

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Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

Les Inrocks Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

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Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

Les Inrocks Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

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Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

Les Inrocks Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

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Part of a set of ten illustrations for the summer festival guide of Les Inrocks.

Avanceur

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Avanceur

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Les Echos Week-End A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

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Les Echos Week-End

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A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

Les Echos Week-End A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

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A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

Les Echos Week-End A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

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A series of illustrations to accompany an article about optimism.

The New Yorker Editorial illustration to accompany an article about the ride-hailing company, Juno.

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Editorial illustration to accompany an article about the ride-hailing company, Juno.

Baston Sébastien's contribution to the French graphic art publication, Kiblind.

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Sébastien's contribution to the French graphic art publication, Kiblind.

Harold Lloyd

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Gasoline+Jelly

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Aeronef

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No Time

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