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Elroy / Madame Figaro / Business with Attitude / France

Damien "Elroy" Vignaux created the opening film, as well as all the animated slides for the award ceremony on the Business with Attitude event organized by Madame Figaro that highlights the female entrepreneuship. The portraits of 6 finalists were, as for them illustrated by David Despau.

David Despau / Madame Figaro / Business with Attitude / France

For the awards ceremony of the Business with Attitude event organized by Madame Figaro, highlighting female entrepreneurship David Despau created the portraits of the 6 finalists. Damien "Elroy" Vignaux created the opening film, as well as all the animated slides for the awards ceremony.

Benoit Tardif / A Birthday anniversary Bike Bixi / Montreal

Here a drawing drawn by Benoit Tardif on 50 000th Bixi bike made by PBSC Solutions urbaines. This bike was offered to the City of Montreal as part of the city's 375th anniversary. The illustration highlights how the Bixi bikes are now everywhere on the planet.

Live drawing in the Canadian Centre for Architecture / Montreal

Illustrations produced live in the CCA (Canadian Center for Architecture) for Phyllis Lambert's anniversary. A beautiful evening filled with renowned guests who were delighted to be gifted their portrait closed to Phyllis Lambert's one, which was created in advance by Nicole Jarecz. Congratulations to the artists Jérôme Mireault, Aaron McConomyDan Svatek and Dan Buller for the live performance and their excellent work.

Katrinn Pelletier / Twist Festival / Quebec

The main image of the Festival Twist, the Quebec knitting and fiber festival, was confided to Katrinn Pelletier for the 2017 edition. The release of this picture had an enormous craze this week on Katrinn’s page, generating more than 12 500 views. Just below, she presents us her new vintage series which she named: my Florists. Her illustrations, a bit surrealist with feminine characters and oversized flower bouquets, put forward the beauty of the physical diversity of women.

Lux Contest 2017

Last Thursday, May 11th at the Livart was held the Competition Lux 2017, and the winners were unveiled. This event underlines the excellence in photography and in illustration in Quebec. This year, Marie-Christine Brisson, partner of the private hospital, was a member of the jury illustration. Benoît Tardif of the agency obtained 2 awards, one for the book cover Géolocaliser L'Amour from Editions Ta Mère and the other one for his participation in the big campaign illustrated for Producteurs de Lait du Québec. Thanks to LG2 and also to Infopresse to support the illustration in Quebec and for your invitation!

Genesis Motors Live event / Montreal

On the occasion of the world launch preview of the concept car New York of the dealer Genesis Motors, Aaron McConomyDan SvatekÉric Caron et Jérôme Mireault, 4 artists of the team Colagene drew live the guests VIP in the heart of the Old-port of Montreal. The guests were all able to leave with a beautiful original, signed and unique souvenir of this beautiful evening.

Emmanuel Polanco / CommArts 2017 award

You had already loved in 2016 the poster "Of Mice and Men" by Emmanuel Polanco for The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, so for 2017 this poster has again won an award of Communication Arts’ annual 2017 Design Competition. Look at the video where John Malkovich comments the project of the 40th anniversary of The Steppenwolf and you will discover that this poster is, as a Sir J. Malkovich said it himself, "really f ** king cool" as he hung on it in his magnificent bathroom. Again, Thanks to The Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyOgilvy and Mather Chicago crew and Sir John Malkovich!

Raphaël "Mydeadpony" Vicenzi / Meeting JASMIN Fine Art Exhibition / Los Angeles

You had already had a sexy foretaste last month, here are the pictures of the Meeting JASMIN Fine Art Exhibition at Ace Gallery on July 14th 2016 in Los Angeles, where we can find the remarkable work of Mydeadpony.

In the need for infographics?

Infographics allows to visualize more easily a set of data, which can be rather complex. An image is often worth a thousand words when it comes to spreadsheets or texts. Colagene also makes infographics, here are some examples. To see more, visit the Infographics tag.

Benoit Tardif / ICI Radio-Canada Télé

Benoit Tardif created large format illustrations for the scene of the new musical program “Stereo Pop”. This decor was specially designed for Philippe B.’s live performance this autumn. This program is hosted by Pierre Lapointe and Claudine Prévost and broadcasted on Friday nights at 8 pm on ICI Radio-Canada Television.

Elroy / M6 Smart Audience / Paris

Here's a motion design signed Damien Vignaux for the opening of an event created by M6 French TV channel, for the launch of a new data plateform nammed Smart Audience. The art direction of this event which was held at the Palais de Tokyo, was assured by Vincent Sillard, partner of the Graphic design clinic and the creative clinic.

Mural festival / Montreal

Colagene and its illustrators from Montreal participated to the first edition of the art fair organized by Mural public art festival. Our Positive Side Effects screenprints, limited edition, on sale at our kiosk for the event, were very popular. Visitors were also able to follow the live creation of a collaborative artwork illustrated by Jerome Mireault, Éric Caron, Aaron McConomy, Marie-Eve Tremblay and Dan Svatek.

Benoit Tardif / Laval City / Quebec, Canada

What a creative and educative project generated by the city of Laval (Quebec province). Benoit Tardif had a lot of fun customizing a truck with a playful illustrated little characters all happy to read. The truck will be used as a mobile library and will circulate this summer in different hoods of Laval city to promote reading to the population. Follow the mobile library on Facebook

Éric Caron / C2MTL / Altitude C agency / Montreal

During C2MTL that took place in Montreal in last May, our storyboarder Eric Caron was invited to illustrate live ideas and key-words brainstormed during a masterclass organized by telecommunications and internet service provider : Tata communications. The theme of the discussion was about the social and economic impacts of the democratization of Internet and telecommunications access in emerging countries.