Illustrator Thibaud Herem is Inspired by His Hometown

By: Josh Triantafilou - Published: Apr 19, 2012 • References: thibaudherem and itsnicethat
In his most recent work, London-based French illustrator Thibaud Herem depicts classic buildings in his hometown of Rennes, France with such vividness that he could be mistaken for their architect. In black and white, he precisely renders two landmarks -- the Saint-George swimming pool and the Villa Les Rhumbs. The clarity of the renderings does well to communicate the history and character of their muses.

The Saint-George public swimming pool was the first of its kind in France and the Villa Les Rhumb was the childhood home of celebrated French fashion designer Christian Dior. The features the artist focuses most intently on -- steeply curved arches, intricate metalwork, elegantly carved stone -- are exquisite examples of architecture and craftsmanship at its finest. Looking at these renderings, it is evident that the buildings they depict are themselves works of art.