Maxime Francout: Bold shapes, vivid colours and punchy personality

French artist and designer Maxime Francout pairs a graphic sense of style with playful sense of humour to create images which are as aesthetically pleasing as they are humorous.

Creating unique work for the likes of Anorak Magazine, Urban Outfitters and Pictoplasma, with each brief Maxime experiments with a number of different elements including typography, pattern and abstract drawing.

We particularly like Maxime’s shopping bag design for Trippin’ Store. Bringing together bold shapes, a vivid colour scheme and punchy personality, he’s created a statement piece and a bag which no-one could possibly mind paying 5p for.

Alongside his illustration practice, Maxime also runs bizarre bizarre studio – an outlet for energetic design work with a graphic sensibility. Fusing graphic elements to create an abstract style, fuelled by coffee and experimentation, his studio work is distinctively different, yet shares the same parred down aesthetic.


Tying each of them together is his love for minimalist design; whether he is working independently on an editorial illustration or styling his latest experimental collaboration, a firm belief that less is more keeps him in check and helps create bold, powerful and personality-filled artworks. |


Posted on Jan 11th, 16 by

Greg McIndoe - also known as Headless Greg - is an illustrator and design writer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He regularly writes for design magazines and online platforms, interviewing fellow illustrators and leading creatives.

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