Cécile Vignau

— book illustration for
young and older child
— printed on recycled paper and
screenprinted cover
— end of studies' project
— made at École Estienne
— Paris, 2012
© photos : C. Vignau

les sornettes

Ten “Sornettes”, which mean in French very short absurd stories, close to poems or fables, were first written and then illustrated. Each one talks about the intimancy, loneliness and absence with humour and poetry. All the drawings were drawn with Indian ink and black Cristal Bic pen which created a very graphic and homogenous world. Inspired by Boris Vian’s texts, Jacques Tati’s movies and Carelman’s catalog, the “Sornettes” invent a poetic world where the strange disturbs an apparent tranquility.