The Parisianer | Illustrated everyday scenes of the French Capital
After the success of the first project, The Parisianer, the graphic artists Aurélie Pollet and Michael Prigent are inviting 40 new artists to share their vision of Paris in a new book.
The idea behind the project was to use The New Yorker magazine’s familiar cover graphic style as an inspiration to design the cover of an imaginary magazine that answers the question “What is Paris?”.
“a carte blanche to express with the greatest possible force their vision of Paris in an image”—all this “with the covers of The New Yorker in mind. We wanted to imagine the covers of an imaginary magazine: The Parisianer.” Says Michael Prigent.
More than 100 artists were invited to share their vision of Paris. The result of this exercise in style was a wide variety of poetic, eclectic and surprising interpretations of the French capital. The illustrations capture recognizable scenes of Parisian life, from subways to traffic jams to tourists to lovers fighting in public.
After the success of the exhibition and the first book, Aurélie Pollet and Michael Prigent are now publishing a second one with new illustrations.