Sébastien Plassard’s work is classically-inspired illustration, tackling modern concepts using imagery and linework reminiscent of mid-century drawings and prints. His excellent and innovative use of typography throughout his work, complimented with his dynamic approach to character design and texture come together to create a series of static images that bizarrely seem to move and shift in front of your very eyes. Working predominantly on editorial commissions for the likes of Telerama, GQ and the New York Times, Sebastien’s surreal, cinematic and expertly drawn illustrations could be applied to any number of commissions from film posters, prints, book covers, or any kind of imagery that is set to appeal to adults and children alike. He truly is a master of his craft. In an interview with It’s Nice That in 2016 he said: “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.”
Air France, Gallimard, GQ, Kiblind, Les Inrocks, The New York Times, Pinterest, The New Yorker, Variety, Ford.
It’s Nice That, We and the Color, Designcollector, Collater.al, Grain Edit.