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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Andre Franquin Inspired Air-Ride

I'm a great admirer of Andre Franquin, especially his Zorglub branded copters and air-bikes still are a great inspiration to my work. So, just for warm-up-fun, I tested the Zorglub colour/brand theme on this rough Motorbirds sketch below and it looks lovely, doesn't it? :)

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  1. Wow. I love it. I'm a huge Andre Franquin addict, so I was really excited when I saw this post. Keep up the great work! I'll share this on my tumblr.

  2. Interesting Designs :)

  3. I had to think of Zyklotrops (Zorglub) aircraft immediateliy when these drones have been launched:

    A designidea Franquin invented a long time ago.

    Franquin has always been a great inspiration to me.

  4. Silami, cheers! :)

    Mimi, thanks again!

    Hey Tony, lovely, thank you very much :)

    Rofu, hey, thanks for the link, nice! BTW, there was such an aircraft in real which greatly inspired Franquin, sometime in the 50s or 60s.

  5. I always like your sense of creativity dear Florian. Following the master André Franquin and you give a new vision of the "Zorglubcoptère" is awesome !

  6. awesome stuff...
    You probably have seen this already but might inspire you ..

  7. What the!??!
    Why have I never seen your work before!??
    I must have been spending too much time on the other side of the internet of late!!
    Mother of all that is beautiful, you're work is to drooooool for!
    I just did a André Franquin search on Google and found my way here.
    Love you're work, if that wasn't clear already :)
    Gonna keep a keen eye on you from now on, it's a promis.

  8. Just got to see a load of original work in a small show in Paris of Franquin's career. Great stuff!