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Crêpes, music and sketchbooks: Top 10 with illustrator Laurent Moreau


‘Moon and man’, gouache painting, personal project

For our next instalment of our Top 10 series, we sent our quick fire questions to French illustrator Laurent Moreau.

Laurent studied at the Hear in Strasbourg and now shares a studio in the city with a group of illustrators. His colourful work combines painting and drawing, personal projects and commissioned work. As well as working as an editorial illustrator and graphic designer, Laurent has created many children’s books with publishers such as Helium, Gallimard, Chronicle books, Gestalten.

Here is his top 10:

My favourite place to be is
In a garden on a summer evening

My favourite object is
My sketchbook, so precious!

The last exhibition I visited was
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg, next to which I live

I’m currently reading
“Ma vie en morceaux” by Dominique Ané, my favourite French songwriter

I’m currently watching
Videos of Los Angeles based band Froth

I’m currently listening to
Bristol Beak’s latest album

My favourite Instagram account is
Kexp’s youtube channel, the live music videos are great. I listen a lot of music!

The last restaurant I went to was
A small crêperie typical of Brittany where I have just had a wonderful holiday

My dream project would be
To continue drawing and painting all my life!

My favourite thing about my job is
To paint and see the illustration come to life little by little before my eyes, colour after colour.

To see more of Laurent’s work, follow him on Instagram.

Poster for ‘Théâtr’enfants Festival’

Poster for ‘Tout Ouïe Festival’

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