A French Artist Adds His Touch to Dull Street Objects, And We Wish We Had Heroes Like Him in Every City

A French Artist Adds His Touch to Dull Street Objects, And We Wish We Had Heroes Like Him in Every City

Charles Leval, or Levalet, is a French artist who creates his street art masterpieces using humor and absurdity. Based in Paris, Levalet manages to brilliantly transform its walls, streets, sidewalks, and other ordinary objects into satirical pieces of art that express his worldview and challenge our modern way of life. Continue reading »

Fantastic French Publicity Caravans Of Yesteryear

Fantastic French Publicity Caravans Of Yesteryear

In 1929 the race director of the Tour de France got together with the marketing director of the country’s leading chocolatier, Menier, to create the first parade of caravans promoting French products. A fleet of vehicles were seen by nearly 10 million people on the route promoting various goods and local businesses– and the tradition was born… Continue reading »

These Photos Will Blow Your Mind – Russia In The 90s Through The Lens With French Photographer Lise Sarfati

These Photos Will Blow Your Mind – Russia In The 90s Through The Lens With French Photographer Lise Sarfati

Lise Sarfati is a French photographer. Her images of cities in Russia and young people in the United States paint a sometimes despondent picture inspired by her own imagination. Continue reading »

French Artist Re-Imagines Iconic Paintings Adding A Dark Twist

Money Lisa (“Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci)
French Artist Re-Imagines Iconic Paintings Adding A Dark Twist

Have you ever wondered what was the inspiration behind famous paintings? Well, a French artist Pez did and created a series of illustrations called “Muses et Hommes” (Muses and Men). Continue reading »

French-Argentine Artist-Designer Pablo Reinoso’s Sculptures Manipulate Reality

French-Argentine Artist-Designer Pablo Reinoso's Sculptures Manipulate Reality

Imagine snaking tree roots invading and taking over everyday items, pushing their way through obstacles to emerge triumphant. Nature appears to overcome inanimate objects and bring them to life, resuscitating them. Continue reading »

Japanese Company Has Made Authentic Wall Lights Out Of… French Bread

Japanese Company Has Made Authentic Wall Lights Out Of... French Bread

A bread has some interesting charms. There’re potentials besides just as food. Pampshade is a handmade product made from real bread. Continue reading »

French Design Company Makes Awesome Arcade-Style Sofas Inspired By Geek Culture

French Design Company Makes Awesome Arcade-Style Sofas Inspired By Geek Culture

In the early 1990s, the arcades experienced a major resurgence with the 1991 release of Capcom’s Street Fighter II, which popularized competitive fighting games and revived the arcade industry to a level of popularity not seen since the days of Pac-Man, setting off a renaissance for the arcade game industry in the early 1990s. Continue reading »

French Fashion ’71: Stunning Women’s Styles From 1971

French Fashion ’71: Stunning Women’s Styles From 1971

While seventies fashions already were pushing the envelope – the French added their own brand of flair, and the results were off-the-charts dynamite. Here are a handful of gorgeous fashion pages taken from 1971 French fashion magazines that demonstrate the high-water-mark in groovy garments. Continue reading »

French Artist Louis Stimes Hacks Fashion Spreads With Graffiti

French Artist Louis Stimes Hacks Fashion Spreads With Graffiti

French artist, Louis Stimes, is hacking fashion magazines with hand drawn typography. With his unique style – Stimes moved from urban supports to the object support with a certain ease, he evolved his work on fashion spreads starting from the simple observation that the models wore less and less garments. It’s then equipped with its markers that he dressed the models with his graf’ by hacking magazines covers or other spreads that inspires him. Continue reading »

Twin Skulls Transform The Facade Of This 19th Century French Castle

Twin Skulls Transform The Facade Of This 19th Century French Castle

Okuda San Miguel’s (previously featured) recently transformed 19th-century castle in Château, France is perhaps my favorite work by the artist to date. Continue reading »

French Artists And Nike Have Redesigned The Paris Duperré Basketball Court

French Artists And Nike Have Redesigned The Paris Duperré Basketball Court

French design and photography agency Ill-Studio (previously featured) and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with support from Nike. The court is squeezed between buildings in a Parisian suburb on Rue Duperré, and became internationally renowned in its previous guise, painted in graphical blocks of primary colours. Continue reading »

A French Photographer Finds Pink Magic In The Streets Of China

A French Photographer Finds Pink Magic In The Streets Of China

French photographer Marilyn Mugot longs for dépaysement. The word doesn’t have a direct English translation; some dictionaries define it as “disorientation” or “a change in scenery,” but the artist describes it simply as “this feeling of being far away from home.” And she found it in China. Mugot shoots after dark because the light is “untamable.” When the moon comes up, she’s free and unbridled to wander the streets of cities she doesn’t know. Sunset is a riddle she can’t solve, especially in unfamiliar terrain like Chongqing and Guilin. Continue reading »

The Earth From Space Through The Eyes Of French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

The Earth From Space Through The Eyes Of French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has the change to take part, since the November 17th 2016, to the Proxima mission. He currently lives during 6 months in the International Space Station until May 2017. He shares his experience on the social networks make us also discovering the beauty of our little Blue Planet. Continue reading »

Romantic Colorized Vintage Postcards Show French People During The WWI Era

Romantic Colorized Vintage Postcards Show French People During The WWI Era

These brightly colored postcards, sent by French families and soldiers during World War I, are part of a set of similar cards available on Flickr from the George Eastman House. Because sending postcards to soldiers was postage-free during the conflict, the cards were mass-produced in great quantity and variety. Imagery offered solace and urged staunch resolve. Continue reading »

French Farmers Are Magnifique In Racy 2017 Calendar

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After setting the world ablaze with a stunning calendar featuring the hunky firefighters of Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders), photographer Fred Goudon is back with an all new subject: French farmers. The 2017 calendar boasts an array of steamy shots featuring farmers from Normandy, Provence, Champagne and Picardie. Continue reading »

French Florist Spends 15 Years Decorating His Shop With 800 Water Cans

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Bruno Geyer, a passionate florist from the quaint village of Rougemont Le Chateau , in the Franche-Comté region of France, has been decorating his flower shop with water cans for the last 15 years. He currently has around 800 of them hanging from the walls and roof of his shop, and even covering a nearby hillside. Continue reading »

The Art Of Living In French Polynesia

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Gray Malin has situated archetypal Mid-Century Modern designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Knoll atop a floating 15 foot square mirrored platform handcrafted with the help of local engineers. Emphasizing the form of the furniture, ‘Art of Living‘ was photographed from a vantage point where the colossal Mount Otemanu presents a symmetrical and stunning backdrop. by situating stylized interior design elements in an unexpected outdoor setting, the series places natural and manmade beauty side-by-side, asking viewers to interpret the art of design in a new way. Continue reading »

French Artist Eyes Record With Giant Swiss Hillside Portrait

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A painting, created by French artist Saype and said to be the world’s largest biodegradable painting is seen on the Chaux-de-Mont ski slope above the Alp resort of Leysin. The painting is made with flour, linseed oil, water and biodegradable natural pigments. Continue reading »

French Artist Creates Mind Blowing Trompe-L’oeil Illusions

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Patrick Commecy, a talented street artist from France, makes these mind-bending hyper-realistic wall paintings. The before and after photos show the big difference these murals create. It is true that sometimes walls of a building can look really dull and boring, but Patrick has some mad skills to transform them into something amazing and beautiful. Continue reading »

Extraordinary Black And White Fashion Photography By John French In The 1950s And 1960s

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John French (1906–1966) was one of London’s top fashion photographers of the 1950s and 1960s, an era when those who wore and photographed clothing for a living could become famous overnight. The models he worked with included the most famous of the time and many were debutantes who went on to become well-known society figures. John persuaded the art editors of the national press to use his flawlessly lit images of top models and his work appeared in virtually every newspaper and magazine. Continue reading »

French Artist Makes Louvre Pyramid ‘Disappear’ In Optical Illusion

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Photo by Francois Mori / AP Photo

The French street artist known as “JR” has made the Louvre Pyramid in Paris disappear in an optical illusion created by covering the huge glass structure with a trompe l’oeil photo installation depicting the museum that surrounds it. Continue reading »

Artist Uses His Feet To Create Gigantic ‘Game Of Thrones’ Snow Art In French Alps

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The French Alps has just got a “Game of Thrones” facelift (…no worries, Alps are still there). The British snow artist Simon Beck is gearing up for the next season of the popular show and warning people about the coming winter. Continue reading »

McDonald’s Introduces Chocolate-Covered French Fries To Japan

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Photo: Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku

McDonald’s is attempting to reverse its sagging fortunes in Japan with the launch this week of a new menu item: french fries smothered in chocolate sauce. Continue reading »

These French Firefighters Have Released The Most Stunning 2016 Charity Calendar You’ve Ever Seen

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Being a firefighter is one of the most noble, and at the same time one of the most dangerous professions in the world. These people put their lives at risk to save others every single day. Continue reading »

Three “Star Wars” Fans Opened The French Academy Of The Sport Saber League In Paris

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Marion (L) and Nikola (R), members of the Sport Saber League, pose with their light sabers in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, November 26, 2015. Three “Star Wars” fans opened the French Academy of the Sport Saber League in September 2015 due to the increase interest for light saber fighting and the upcoming movie “The Force Awakens” which will premier in Paris, December 16th, two days before its worldwide official release. (Photo by Charles Platiau/Reuters)
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