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    Damien Poulain: Big Man

Art: Damien Poulain's prints explore fragility and balance in Le Havre show

Posted by Rob Alderson,

One of my favourite things about designer and art director Damien Poulain is his unerring ability to switch between the achingly cool and the charmingly playful. It’s not a trick many can pull off, finding their work trammelled in a certain direction which the expectations of clients/fans make it tricky to row back from. But Damien’s portfolio pirouettes effortlessly between the two, and his latest work is a jubilant celebration of the latter. For a show at Un Saison Graphique in Le Havre, Damien created 29 new prints around the theme of fragility and balance. Funny, interesting and gloriously graphic, Damien’s talents are given free rein to dazzle and delight in equal measure.

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    Damien Poulain: yes

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    Damien Poulain: Bum Eyes

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    Damien Poulain: Optimism

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    Damien Poulain: Eyes

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    Damien Poulain: Bird Head

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    Damien Poulain: Hand Hand

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    Damien Poulain: Internet

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    Damien Poulain: Tooth

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    Damien Poulain: Shoe

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)

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    Damien Poulain: Un Saison Graphique (installation view)


Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.