Everyday Routines Become Live-Action Illustrations | Insta of the Week

A real-life hand erases a cartoon's five o'clock shadow in Jean Jullien's Instagram illustrations.

by Nathaniel Ainley
Jun 3 2016, 6:20pm

Morning shave...

A video posted by @jean_jullien on 

We all have our morning routines. For some, it’s an hour-long operation involving a blow dryer and a curling iron. For others, it’s a quick shower and a shave. This week, we want to acknowledge the banal rituals we follow day in and day out. Beloved artist Jean Jullien's Instagram account has us covered: the French illustrator's feed is full of zany cartoons superimposed by reality, but this week he added a live-action component that ironically makes the concept even more surreal. His work tends to make light of society's mundane, often vapid habits, like using an IRL hand to erase away a cartoon's five o’clock shadow. Check out more of Jullien's meditations on the mundane in the 'grams below.


Sea sick

A video posted by @jean_jullien on


When the weekend is nearly over...

A video posted by @jean_jullien on


Weekend plan

A photo posted by @jean_jullien on


That friday night group chat...

A photo posted by @jean_jullien on


Guilty as charged

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A photo posted by @jean_jullien on

You can check out more animations from Jean Jullien here and on their website.


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