Tag Archives: France

Tableaux Vivants

Due to Covid curfews, a group of French librarians used their free time to recreate book related paintings in a series of amusing tableaux vivants. très drôle The entire album can be viewed on Calameo .  

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Trees and books, books and trees

Yvan Guillo, aka Samplerman, aka Yvang, is a French cartoonist and artist. He started publishing comics in the early nineties and has never stopped. He recently created some children’s comic books at the éditions “Le Moule à Gaufres”. Guillo also … Continue reading

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Three and the Moon

I recently stumbled upon this amazing title with mind-blowing illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff . The artist was a Russian refugee who arrived penniless in the U.S. after the Russian Revolution. He spent the next four decades creating illustrations for popular … Continue reading

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High Up and Beyond the Crisis

Last week,the renowned French street artist Guillaume Legros (aka Saype) created an enormous and emotionally moving work in the Swiss alps above the town of Leysin. Using his innovative technique that is based on spraying naturally derived , biodegradable pigments, … Continue reading

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High on Books

Europe’s highest bookstore opened last summer on Mount Blanc at an altitude of 3,466 meters. The Feltrinelli bookshop is situated inside the Punta Helbronner station on the third floor of the Skyway Monte Biancodi Funivie Montebianco . The stunning shop … Continue reading

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Unreal City

I rarely post music videos, but I’m a fan of M.Ward, Clémence Poésy (ever since her role as Elise Wasserman in “The Tunnel”), and of course Paris. Filmed on the streets of Paris, the Beatrice Pegard-directed video for M. Ward’s … Continue reading

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Paris Through History

Ever since I visited the Roman ruins at Arenas de Lutece in Paris, I have been intrigued by the city’s early history. The wonderful video below offers a 3D animated tour of the city from 52 BCE until the late … Continue reading

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Paris: Word on the Street

h/t Philipe Bouvier  

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Art Floats

Europe’s first floating art museum has finally launched on the River Seine in the heart of Paris. The much anticipated attraction is  conveniently situated near the Pont des Invalides. Focusing on contemporary urban art, Fluctuart offers three levels with a permanent collection, … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: The Wandering Bookshop

Jean-Jacques Megel-Nuber wanted to open a bookshop, but he also wanted to be free to travel around France. Fortunately he discovered a way to accomplish both goals. Now he visits rural towns and villages in his itinerant bookshop that also … Continue reading

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