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    Yann Kebbi: Serigraphie

Exploring the darker side with fabulous illustrator Yann Kebbi

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Bike crashes, arguments and bustling crowds are just some of the slightly off-kilter subjects in this unbelievably amazing and varied portfolio from Yann Kebbi, a French illustrator recently signed to Heart Agency. Yann’s collection of sketchbook work, commissioned illustration, comic strips and prints are, at first glance, on the twee side of cheerful. A closer look however reveals a darker nature lurking below the candy-coloured exterior. Behold people fighting, begging, jumping through hoops, rammed on to trains and judging each other in strange competitions. These dark details are what helps this illustration make the leap from good to great, and a welcome relief from the all too regular “just plain nice.”

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    Yann Kebbi: Travail

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    Yann Kebbi: Carnets

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    Yann Kebbi: Travaux Numerique

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    Yann Kebbi: Carnets

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.