Born in Belgium, the holy land of beers and cartoons, Laurent Durieux has been a professional illustrator for 20 years. While teaching Graphic design at the College of Advertising and Design in Brussels, he participated to numerous exhibitions all over Europe and is recognized by reknowned fellow artists like Ever Meulen, François Schuiten, Avril and Beb deum to name a few). Laurent’ vintage (yet modern) style is influenced by the 30’s to the 50’s era but he developed a fascination for “the Future that never was”. In 2010 he was honored to be chosen by Canal + France to create the CGI short film “Hellville”, produced by the famous Director Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue, Diva...). Critically acclaimed by Variety, “Hellville” was selected at the Annecy, Porto and Chicago International Film Festivals. Laurent is proud to be among, in the word of the prestigious magazine “ARCHIVES”, the 200 best illustrators worldwide.
In 2012, Laurent was approached by legendary alternative poster publisher Mondotees (Austin, TX) as well as Los Angeles poster publisher Dark Hall Mansion to create several collectors edition posters for licensed titles like Gigantor, Snoopy, King Kong and Iron Giant.
An image is worth a 1000 words,
so check other sample of his work at www.flickr.com/photos/laurentdurieux