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Lili des Bellons: Swarm Town (detail)

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Illustrator Lili des Bellons creates a surreal, soothing alternative universe

The musically named Lili des Bellons (say it aloud) has an impressive roster of styles in her portfolio which also includes film and 3D animation – she’s a girl with fingers in pies – but it’s her illustrations of buildings and bird’s eye views over urban cityscapes that have caught our attention. Dotted with tiny speckles of pixellated colour, they’re oddly reminiscent of the pictures you’d make with coloured sand as a kid, although dramatically better and rather less messy. Soothing and atmospheric, the Paris-based creative’s work succeeds in tapping into a surreal alternative universe that’s not so far from our own, and yet which could be from another planet entirely.

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Lili des Bellons: Sleepy Town

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Lili des Bellons: Sleepy Town

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Lili des Bellons: Swarm Town

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Lili des Bellons: Sleepy Town

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Lili des Bellons: Sleepy Town

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Lili des Bellons: Swarm Town

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Lili des Bellons: Swarm Town