She is passionate: she likes often, a long time and especially, a lot. And it is spending nights caressing papers that she expresses it. Her playful collages are distinguished by the simplicity of the forms and the balance between sensitivity and rigor. Her favorite themes: her love disappointments and imperfection.
When she looks ahead, Marin Blanc imagines cutting the faces of the biggest stars with lots of love
Miss Cloudy is a paper artist, accessory stylist, and Montreal origami warrior who specializes in folding, big-scale origami, and paper murals, to create colorful and whimsical universes.
Her love of color, patterns, layering, and play with light and shade led her to create "Happy Wall", a high-quality paper origami collection folded by hand, created to embellish the house with a creative touch.
Ali Harrison is a papercutting artist from Toronto. Preferring a blade to a pen, Ali creates all her designs as hand-cut originals using just an X-Acto knife and paper. She likes using repeating patterns within recognizable shapes to create a twist on traditional images - as can be seen in her popular Anatomy Collection.
Ali sells her hand cutS reproductions out of her studio in Toronto under her business name Light + Paper. When she isn't working away in the studio, Ali likes drinking beer and hanging out in the park with her grumpy dog Basil.
Britta and Adrian have been working on Low Poly Crafts for a little bit more than a year. Adrian, of Portuguese and Romanian origins, is a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, while Britta, a Canadian, holds a degree in Visual Arts, and is currently working on a second degree in Computer Science. Often compared to the therapeutic colouring books, this artist and engineer duo hopes that the Low Poly Crafts kits not only inspires but encourages people to create!
Originally from Bulgaria, he graduated in 1980 from the Higher School of Applied Arts in Prague.
His specialty: illustration and design. After working for several years in animation and staging in a studio in Sofia, he settled in Canada, where he’s now been living for 20 years.
In 2001, he founded Hartiatoys® with Maria Valkova; a few years later, its collection of paper toys won a prize in the Quebec design competition Grafika. The brand is now distributed in Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe.
Alias Whanna, 25, artistic director and illustrator, is from Lyon, France.
From as far back as she can remember, she has always loved working on paper. She is the kind of weird person who goes into a paper shop just to feel the different textures and enjoy the smells. But everything truly started for her when she discovered Zim & Zou, a studio that offers absolutely fa-bu-lous paper creations! That is when she told herself "Why not me?".
She first started by practicing on personal creations. Then, one day, a Lyon-based creation studio called her to work on a new paper project. It’s from this day onward that PaperArt has taken a very important place in her life
Established in spring 2014, Grilled cheese is created entirely in Montreal and is printed in a traditional way on a risograph. They seek to present new and original content to children ages two to ten articulated around a common theme. They rely on an aesthetic in two colors, which change from one issue ton another, and on bilingual content, to stimulate the imagination of children and promote their taste for reading.
Grilled cheese is produced and edited by L'abricot, in Montreal. Both magazines are published three times a year.
Benoit Tardif is an illustrator from Montreal. Since the start of his career, his colorful work has been featured in several international magazines: The New York Times, L’OBS, Télérama, Harvard Business Review ...
He has also written and illustrated two children’s books, Sport-O-Rama and Metropolis. And he is co-owner and artistic director at Éditions de Ta Mère, where he has illustrated more than forty book covers.
In his spare time, Benoit, who is a gourmand, pretends to be a great pastry chef. To the delight of his family.
Diane Parenteau, graphic designer and Arto Dokouzian, photographer and illustrator, founded Couple d’idéesin 2010 with the design of a creative stationery to stimulate writing and sketching. It has sold in several museum and design stores in Canada, but also around the world. A collection of bags with unusual materials and design has recently been added to their catalog.
Petit happy is a brand imagined and produced in Montreal. Entering the world of Petit Happy is plunging into a playful and colorful universe where a host of surprising characters meet. It is a graphic universe that makes you want to party with greeting cards to unfold, illustrations ... but it's especially happiness to share!