Illustration: French illustrator Alain Pilon wins us over with his snapshots of daily life

Date
6 May 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

The very pleasingly-named Alain Pilon (say it aloud with a precocious French accent, it’s lovely) isn’t an illustrator we were familiar with until this week, but his super-nice work begs attention and we’re duly delivering it. He creates characters who, in spite all of their sweet naiveté, still capture something of the anthropological awareness that makes simply-illustrated portraits so interesting. His style is caught in a not unpleasant spot somewhere between the quaint, minimal children’s book illustration of yore and a far more contemporary slant on comic book arts, with half-tone dots and monochromatic palettes a’plenty. The result is aesthetically pleasing and easy to digest, without losing out on any of the inherent humour. Which is a mighty impressive feat, don’t you think?

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Alain Pilon: Illustration

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Alain Pilon: Illustration

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Alain Pilon: Illustration

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Alain Pilon: Illustration

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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