Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac drawing carpets

Art director Jonathan Bréchignac of Paris-based design studio Joe & Nathan has been working on a series of drawn carpets using ballpoint Bic pens. The first four drawings were completed last year and were made to approximate the size of Muslim prayer carpets. Bréchignac says the various designs and patterns found in each piece were inspired by an amalgam of artistic forms and influences:

Painstakingly detailed, it explores different ways and patterns to create a unique whole with only a simple tool: the “Less is more” precept. The inspiration comes from different types of art (French roman, traditional Japanese, native American and Mexican) and also military camouflage and animal patterns. Together they create a mix of civilizations and religions bringing forth a new meaning to them.

A newer carpet, aptly titled Ultraviolet, was recently completed and will be on view at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels through 2014. (via Juxtapoz, Yatzer)

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