Gear: Beautiful Silkscreens Merge Design, Ability, and Love

Beautiful Silkscreens Merge Design, Ability, and Love

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
September 3, 2014
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We recently discovered artist, designer, and vintage auto enthusiast Mr. Antoine Gaslais and his handcrafted silkscreens. Born in France in 1975, he moved to Paris to study art in Penninghen School, then Maryse Eloy School where he graduated with honors. Following his graduation, Antoine immediately joined a production company as an art director, working primarily in the medium of music publishing. In 2001, he joined and edited the designers collective 21X29,7 and developed it over seven years. In 2008, he left the group and began handcrafting silkscreens while remaining a freelance art director. Always fascinated by cars, but also aircraft and motorcycles, he works for the promotion and preservation of historic vehicles through his association with the 912Club.

Antoine held the first 912Club meeting in June 2013, at which time La Yellow wasn’t running because of financial duress. A friend, Julien had a 912 spare part: the engine. so they decided to put his original engine in Antoine’s 912. As Antoine was silk printing, he decided to make a poster to capture the first meeting. Everyone loved the poster and he received a lot of positive feedback, so he made a second poster for the second meeting. After that he was asked to make posters for clubs, rallies, and shops trying to merge his passions. So he makes posters, but really it’s a transition as he slides inexorably towards contemporary art, always with his expertise as a designer and passion for cars. It’s not the end of the game, it’s just the beginning!

Click here to check out AntoineGaslais.com and get a print of your own. And mention Petrolicious to get a ten percent discount.

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Bruce Richard
Bruce Richard

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Julien Borne

@ Lindell Serrin : it is true most of the shots selected here are digital mock-ups, but check Antoine’s blog and you’ll be able to see all of these artworks really printed… and the some of the print process along with it : http://www.antoinegaslais.com/?page_id=98

Lindell Serrin
Lindell Serrin

It’s kind of ironic and a tad bothersome that while touting the “handcrafted”, “technology overload” label, the images are very clearly simple digital mock-ups of the posters and not actually printed and photographed. That said, the designs are nice.

Chris Macha
Chris Macha

I think you covered another artist in July who did “quantum click.”

http://www.petrolicious.com/bmw-posters-designed-for-fellow-collectors

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

I’d love a tshirt but see them listed for sale on his boutique. Oh well…

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

I’m loving his ‘ Wheels & Waves ‘ poster . A fantastic event with a great piece of art to promote it . I may just have to send Mssr . Gaslais a few Euros and grab a couple of his prints for my studio