Back to Basics
Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim&Zou, a french studio based in Nancy that explores different fields including paper sculpture, installation, graphic design, illustration. Rather than composing images on a computer, they prefer creating real objects with paper and taking photos out of them. A number of intricate illustrations actually come from the three-dimensional installations made by Zim&Zou. Their choice of paper is due to the versatility and good quality of the material, especially when it is sculpted and photographed.
This project is called “Back to basics”, an artistic “re-design” of vintage products made out of bright neon colours. Very classic, color blocking, with a cool modern twist. They work with PEFC papers, and always try to use the paper scraps to the maximum.
It’s not about retro or modern, it’s about this note or that note, which sounds better? Dan Hicks