Jean Jullien: Modern Life

The modern world is at once exciting, complicated, ridiculous, confusing, and tedious, but ever changing and always fascinating. Based on his keen observations of daily life from his unique perspective, French artist Jean Jullien uncovers the humor and simple beauty that exists in the people, places, and things that surround him. Understanding that visual communication can often be the most direct and immediately understood, Jean Jullien cleverly and candidly reveals in his artwork the hilarious realities and universal truths of human behavior and modern life that connect us all. Seamlessly transcending the boundaries of commercial art and graphic illustration, his bold and playful drawing and painting style has attracted a diverse range of clients and delighted everyday fans of his comic and irreverent sensibility all over the world. In addition to his successful body of work, his wonderfully creative daily postings of his art on his very popular Instagram are his musings of the moment—whether mini objets d’art, “found art” enhanced by silly doodles, or sketchbook drawings. teNeues is proud to present the first monograph of this young and talented artist, Jean Jullien: Modern Life.

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JEAN JULLIEN is a French graphic artist currently living in London. Originally from Nantes, France, he graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent, yet eclectic body of work.


  • Notable clients of Jean Jullien: The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Amnesty International, Tate Modern, Channel 4, Colette, Canal +, Le Centre Pompidou, The Guardian, The New York Times, Le Nouvel Observateur, Les Inrockuptibles, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Facebook, Nike, and Apple
  • A compendium of over 150 illustrations highlighting some of the most popular and amusing images of the artist’s young career
  • A gleeful addition to any bookshelf, especially for fans of social satire, graphic and found art, and an artist’s view of contemporary culture
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