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The Expressionist Bestiary / Le Bestiaire Expressionniste by Benoit Jacques

Updated: Jun 13





Composed from stark, monochromatic paper cuts, the 'Expressionist Bestiary' - a collection of French and English illustrated proverbs and expressions - was created by Belgian illustrator Benoit Jacques during the 1990s. Essentially, the book is an anthology of 55 delightfully surreal images of animals acting out French and English popular sayings. One of my favourites is this charmingly quirky “frog in the throat” / “un chat dans la gorge” print.


The Expressionist Bestiary / Le Bestiaire Expressionniste by Benoit Jacques (1990) via Pikdo (photo by Katerina Tsalapatis).

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