Arresting Design

Illustration in the Marketplace

Alain Lachartre

    ISBN: 978 2 86656 384 4

    Size: 270 x 310 mm / 12.25 x 10.75 in.

    Binding: hardcover

    Pages: 260

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    Date published: November, 2006

    UK £50 /US $95


  • Features work by 60 different artists and illustrators
  • A visual feast containing over 500 images and illustrations


From Jacques Tardi for Chanel, to Floch for Veuve Clicquot, from Pierre Le-Tan for Renault to Jean Philippe Delhomme for Le Bon Marche, the creative powers of great illustrators play an essential role in the creation of some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Sketches, designs, models, comic strips, plans and texts illustrate the process and various stages of this creation, from conception to final result, underlining the essential exchange between the client’s vision and ambition and its translation through the skill of the draughtsman. Seen through the eyes of Alain Lachartre, one of the best-known figures in the world of French commercial design, Arresting Design features the images of 60 artists and illustrators, who also comment on their work for the first time.

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