Takeshi / We are Handsome

Takeshi and The Farrago worked in close collaboration on the creation of a pattern for the swimsuit brand We are Handsome

Takeshi / Wallpaper

This wallpaper of the month is signed by Takeshi and it is entitled Collage Compositionnal Study. Do not hesitate to share it! Desktop version / iPhone version / iPad version

Takeshi / Collages study

Textures, materials, colors, shape, composition, movement... Takeshi pursues his swift studies of collages. Imagine your project with his mark; guaranteed success and astonishment!

Takeshi / Nike

Takeshi, Artist and Art director working for big agencies in New York, reveals his latest collaboration. A campaign for Nike Europe, Release of the 2017 vapor kit for the Galatasaray soccer club in Istanbul.

Takeshi / The Officiel magazine

The l'Officiel magazine, from Netherlands, entrusted Takeshi with an article featuring the Jeager Lecoultre's watches. The result is more than seducing. To see more of Takeshi, consult his last projects.

Takeshi / L'Express Styles, jewelry special issue

Takeshi's series of illustrations for the L'Express Styles jewelry's special issue, on romantic looks: Bohemian, smart and rock.

Takeshi / La Pan magazine / Hong Kong

Takeshi this illustration for the brand Versus on the wine tastings for the new magazine Le Pan, based in Hong Kong and distributed worldwide.

Takeshi / M Le Monde magazine

Takeshi illustrated the universe of luxury rentals for an article on luxurious Airbnb apartments, for M Le Monde magazine. These rentals are essentially permanent condos in the city and summer villas and houses, in France and abroad.

Takeshi / "Arty" Researches

Here's a series of new artworks by Takeshi. Two abstract compositions made from several technics, two silhouettes created for 2 Eps by English music artist Tirone, and, last but not least, an illustration named The warriors dance.

Takeshi / Expo 2020 Dubai / United Arab Emirates

In preparation of Expo 2020 Dubai which will be held in Dubai, Takeshi illustrated one of the 21 sculptures which will be exposed in the city in the next days. Among 3 themes that are: Mobility, Sustainability & Opportunities, Takeshi represented the sub-theme Culture. More information.

Takeshi / Personal research / Brooklyn

Emeric Trahand aka Takeshi presents his last researches and personal realisations. Dreamlike journey between cubism and geometrical forms imposing depth and rigor.

Takeshi / Azzaro perfumes for Man and Azzaro Chrome / Monde

The brand new packagings of Azzaro perfumes for Man and Azzaro Chrome from the Summer Edition 2014 "An invitation to the journey" were internationaly reveal last month. Late 2012 / early 2013, Takeshi and Colagene had the privilege to work together with the incredible team of Clarins Paris. Our challenge was to illustrate the bottles and packagings with a shade and mood from de Latin America. We wish them a great success to this edition and Viva el verano! To see more about this project, visit the Azzaro website.

Takeshi / Personal research / New York

Personal researches by Takeshi. For the Nike illustration, I used some new collage techniques that arose from my experimental work to create a dynamic ornamentation around one of their products. For the castle, it is simply the result of an exploration of colors and illustration technique based on the use of solid colors and basic shapes. A kind of personal challenge when you know my usual almost systematic use of realistic photo-montages.

Takeshi / Personal research: Novelties / New York

After spending several months in France, Takeshi is back in the Big Apple. Always searching for a unique signature, he introduces us, in exclusivity, three new illustrations. To learn more, consult his portfolio and watch the Fotolia video presenting him.

Takeshi / Advertising campaign for the license of 2013 for the French Federation of Golf / Paris

Takeshi created this photomontage illustration for the web and printed advertising campaign called: Bienvenue au Club (Welcome to the Club), promoting the 2013 license of the French Federation of Golf.

Takeshi / Festimania festival / Le Guide Prestige Montréal / Montreal

Here is a festive and colourful photomontage created by Takeshi for Festi + Pass promotion which is a pass that gives advantages and privileges during 11 festivals organized by Montreal Festimania for the 2012 summer season. Illustrator Takeshi gathered key-elements to depict each discipline of these festivals that are promoted as cool, modern and authentic.

Takeshi / Video of meeting with Takeshi and Fotolia / New York

The Ten by Fotolia series introduces the 10 best French digital artists in videos about their inspirations and techniques. In addition to the video, Ten by Fotolia provided a psd file of each creations made by every artist for a period of 24 hours to demonstrate even more the educational aspect. Here, the featured artist is Emeric Trahand aka Takeshi, a grapic designer from Saint Etienne in France and now living in New York since few years.

Takeshi / The 54th Grammy’s / Los Angeles

Takeshi illustration for the Los Angeles 54th Grammy’s.
The request was to create an explosion of liquid substance providing from Bruno Mars, representing the music, to go with the Grammy’s slogan “We Are Music”. - Takeshi

Takeshi / Fruit & Passion 2012 Christmas campaign / Montreal

It smells like winter holidays in North-America : In collaboration with Orange Tango agency, Takeshi realized a surrealistic boreal forest for 2011 holidays and Boreal Fir new fragrance campaign for Fruits & Passion shops.

The visual is now displayed in Canada and the United States on the exterior side of  Fruits & Passion shops' windows and inside-shop banners. It's also in the promotional catalog  and on Fruits & Passion website.

Takeshi / Annecy 2018 / France

Ad campaign for the candidature of France to the 2018 olympic and paralympic winter games with Euro RSCG 360 agency.

Takeshi / G-Shock / Paris

Illustration for an advertorial for G-Shock watches brand (Casio) in partnership with Graffiti Art Magazine.

Takeshi / Onitsuka Tiger / New York

In 2011, Onitsuka Tiger decided to bring Japanese culture to the world in a way that uniquely blends arts and traditions of authentic Japan with the seductive urban design styles of the modern world. Takeshi was the first artist chosen for this cycle of collaborations.

Takeshi / Personal research

Please find enclosed a little gift for you. A small composition work around the word Colagene. It's been several years that I've been working with you, evolving with you, and to have experienced the world of graphic design more deeply and communications in general, I feel very lucky I found Colagene, with your professionalism and your honesty, to start my career.
----- Takeshi

Takeshi / Grimbergen Beer / Paris

Rough for the new ad campaign Grimbergen beer made with SidLee Paris agency

Takeshi / Groupe Ville Marie / Montreal

Editorial illustration for the book first cover of an historical novel named La cordonnière, second volume of 4 books about the Dufresne family and written by Canadian author from Québec Pauline Gill. This book cover project was realised by Groupe Ville Marie Littérature.

Takeshi / Pohjola / Finland

Photographic illustrations for the new advertising campaign of Pohjola, an insurance company, realised by TBWA Helsinki. Pohjola is now launching insurance services for Finnish companies that are expanding their business outside Finland. Pohjola is offering also expert services to companies to avoid some cultural conflicts and ease their integration in foreign markets.

Takeshi / MAAF Contact Senior/family Magazine / Paris

3 illustrations for an article on "Smoke alarms" for the Contact Famille/Senior magazine for MAAF an insurance company.

Takeshi / DoGree / Montreal

Series photomontage illustrations for the catalog sales of winter accessories brand DoGree.

Takeshi / Alstom / Paris

Double-page illustrations for Alstom’s annual report