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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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 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

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

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

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 »