Episode 13: Thibaud Hérem
A Philosophy of Image-Making, Craft, and Hard Work
Thibaud Hérem is a French illustrator based in London, known in particular for his incredibly detailed and precise drawings of buildings. Each of Thibaud's pieces are hand-drawn, following a careful process of line-making and sometimes coloring by hand. Thibaud has worked with many brands and companies, including Soho House, Liberty, Samsung, and Herman Miller.
In this conversation, we talk about:
craft, practice, and why Thibaud thinks respect for one's craft is one of the most important things an artist or illustrator can cultivate
how Thibaud manages to inject so much detail and charm into each of his drawings
being careful and selective about the kind of project you agree to
whether or not to work for free when starting out
The Liberty London project Thibaud mentions is here.
Watch Thibaud working on his London Underground project in this video.
Book recs: Know Your Rodent (U.S.; U.K.); Raising a Forest (U.S.; U.K.); The Maze: A Labyrinthine Compendium (U.S.; U.K.); Draw Me a House: Architectural Ideas, Inspiration and Colouring In (U.S.; U.K.); London Deco (Leporello) (U.S.; U.K.)
Thibaud’s shop full of wonderful prints
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