Artist and graphic designer Jean Jullien was born in France but has chosen London as his hometown, after studying there at two of the most prestigious schools in the world: Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. The running theme in his work is experimentation, as he swings back and forth between video making, photography, fashion, installations, publishing and poster art, proving strong eclecticism and artistic vitality. His style is simple and colorful.
For the “Face Plates” project, in collaboration with Case Studyo, he has created a series of six, handmade ceramic plates, decorated with his illustrations. Each plate is different and unique: funny, cartoonish faces peep out at us from solid-color backgrounds, adding a side of irony to any meal. They are designed to keep us company even when eating alone, and what’s left once the food is gone? A smile to finish off your lunch or dinner, and to laugh about the transience of life.