October 2, 2013

Wednesday Whim - The Power of Bic

 images via Joe & Nathan via fubiz

Artists/illustrators usually opt for sophisticated materials to create their work. But, for Paris-based art director, Jonathan Bréchignac, he prefers using the simple pen brand known as Bic and using ultraviolet ink on paper to manifest art. Using just these tools, he created complex pieces in his series, The Carpets, and The Blue Carpet

You can only imagine how time consuming these creations were as well as the amount of determination and patience all of these pieces took. Jonathan 
Bréchignac literally mapped out every area of the illustrations to create symmetry and balance. His inspiration came from various types of art (French Roman, traditional Japanese, Native America, Mexican, etc., as described here) and you can see a mix of all these influencing factors.

If you're fortunate enough to be in Brussels, you can see The Blue Carpet now through February 4, 2014 at Villa Empain
After seeing his other pieces on his website, I would love to see some of his work in person! His work literally sets the theme for "less is more."


  1. wow, that is insane. it's amazing how someone can has the huuuuge amount of patience -- and skill -- to create such art!

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  2. I am familiar with his art, and it is mind blowing! I would love to see it in person! I used Bic all the time at school, so it is a daily part of many people's lives. So inspiring!

  3. WOW Nancy! Talk about details! That is truly amazing.

  4. Wow! I thought this was an actual carpet - but an illustration?! So crazy! And so detailed! I love things like this...this guy is seriously talented (and so patient!)! xo

  5. This is very cool, would love to see this in person


  6. OMGSH, I am flipping out right now! a;lkdn;lkfnb;lakngl *_*
    That is freaking amazing. I cannot imagine how much time must've gone into this. Its spectacular

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  7. Wow, I love this feature! It's so interesting to see what inspires various artists.

    Xo, Hannah



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