Triptych

Julien creates an art poster series for luxury fashion retailer, Luisa Via Roma.

Triptych

Julien creates an art poster series for luxury fashion retailer, Luisa Via Roma.

Triptych

Julien creates an art poster series for luxury fashion retailer, Luisa Via Roma.

At Last

Sleeve artwork for Etta James's track 'At Last'. Created for Secret7" — a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause.

Hugo & Marie x The Wooly

Created as part of the Hugo & Marie x The Wooly artist card series, inspired by NYC.

Powers

A new artwork series exploring representations of power through the prism of change. Created for a solo exhibition now showing at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale in Anjou, France. Curated by Emmanuel Morin.

Powers

Julien's Powers series focuses on key moments in history when codes and symbols appear, disappear, or reappear. Currently on view at Fontevraud L’Abbaye Royale in Anjou, France. Curated by Emmanuel Morin.

Powers

Echoing the context of the exhibition space, Julien's Powers series explores representations of power through signs and symbols. Currently on view at Fontevraud L’Abbaye Royale in Anjou, France. Curated by Emmanuel Morin.

Powers

Julien's Powers series focuses on key moments in history when codes and symbols appear, disappear, or reappear. Currently on view at Fontevraud L’Abbaye Royale in Anjou, France. Curated by Emmanuel Morin.

Powers

A new artwork series exploring representations of power through the prism of change. Created for a solo exhibition now showing at Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale in Anjou, France. Curated by Emmanuel Morin.

The One

Single artwork for the track 'The One' by TĀLĀ & How to Dress Well. Commissioned by Yours Truly for the Adidas music collaboration project entitled 'Songs From Scratch.'

Cole Haan

Portrait of Trafton Cole, Co-Founder of the American footwear brand Cole Haan. The portrait hangs in the company's newest flagship store in the Ginza district of Tokyo.

Cole Haan

Portrait of Eddie Haan, Co-Founder of the American footwear brand Cole Haan. The portrait hangs in the company's newest flagship store in the Ginza district of Tokyo.

Orlando

Created with love for Orlando, in response to the 2016 mass Pulse Nightclub shooting.

Nike

Video showcasing illustration by Julien for Nike's Black History Month campaign. The portrait series features six brand ambassadors.

Theotis Beasley

Julien illustrates Theotis Beasley for Nike's Black History Month campaign. The series features six brand ambassadors.

Jerry Rice

Julien illustrates Jerry Rice for Nike's Black History Month campaign. The series features six brand ambassadors.

Brianna Rollins

Julien illustrates Brianna Rollins for Nike's Black History Month campaign. The series features six brand ambassadors.

Kevin Prince Boateng

Julien illustrates Kevin Prince Boateng for Nike's Black History Month campaign. The series features six brand ambassadors.

The Blue Series

Animated GIF showcasing a stirring collection of works from the Blue Series.

The Blue Series

Julien's Blue Series isolates and intricately renders his subjects to stunning visual effect.

The Blue Series

Each portrait in Julien's Blue Series is a careful study in the composition, details, and subtlety of the human face.

The Blue Series

Each portrait in Julien's Blue Series is a careful study in the composition, details, and subtlety of the human face.

The Blue Series

Julien’s Blue Series. An ongoing study of portrait and still life in monochrome.

The Blue Series

Julien explores both human and natural elements in his Blue Series.

The Blue Series

Natural and botanical elements play an important role in Julien's Blue Series.

The Blue Series

Julien's Blue Series isolates and intricately renders his subjects to stunning visual effect.

The Blue Series

Julien’s Blue Series. An ongoing study of portrait and still life in monochrome.

Born Slippy .Nuxx

Sleeve artwork for Underworld's track, Born Slippy .Nuxx. Created for the Secret 7" 2015 event, exhibited at Somerset House in London.

Collection Blanche

Julien creates Collection Blanche for TH Manufacture. The delicate white illustrations suggest the fragility of porcelain and a human tactility: the twist of a wrist, the reflection of a satin bow, the murmur of lips into an ear. Each plate forms part of a puzzle – is it four different stories or four parts of the same scene?

Collection Blanche

Julien creates Collection Blanche for TH Manufacture. The delicate white illustrations suggest the fragility of porcelain and a human tactility: the twist of a wrist, the reflection of a satin bow, the murmur of lips into an ear. Each plate forms part of a puzzle – is it four different stories or four parts of the same scene?

Collection Blanche

Julien creates Collection Blanche for TH Manufacture. The delicate white illustrations suggest the fragility of porcelain and a human tactility: the twist of a wrist, the reflection of a satin bow, the murmur of lips into an ear. Each plate forms part of a puzzle – is it four different stories or four parts of the same scene?

Collection Blanche

Julien creates Collection Blanche for TH Manufacture. The delicate white illustrations suggest the fragility of porcelain and a human tactility: the twist of a wrist, the reflection of a satin bow, the murmur of lips into an ear. Each plate forms part of a puzzle – is it four different stories or four parts of the same scene?

Black Shine

Part of an exploratory artwork series — a graphical study composed dot by dot.

Black Shine

Part of an exploratory artwork series — a graphical study composed dot by dot.

Black Shine

Part of an exploratory artwork series — a graphical study composed dot by dot.

Chapelle Fifteen

Portrait illustration created for the 'Chapelle Fifteen' group show exhibited at La Chapelle des Calvairiennes in Mayenne, France.

Chapelle Fifteen

Abstract pattern illustration created for the 'Chapelle Fifteen' group show exhibited at La Chapelle des Calvairiennes in Mayenne, France.

Secret 7"

Sleeve artwork for Jake Bugg's track, Dead Flowers. Created for the Secret 7" 2014 event, exhibited at Mother London.

Apple

Julien creates a photorealistic interpretation of popular emoji for Apple's 'Start Something New' campaign.

Quadrophenia

A stylized illustration created for an exhibition curated by Little White Lies, held at London's Kemistry Gallery. Julien created an interpretation of Quadrophenia in celebration of classic film from the 1970's.

Marianne

Dressed in the French tricolor, Julien's portrait of the mythical Marianne is a morose interpretation of the French emblem, well known for symbolizing the "Triumph of the Republic."

Common & Sense

Julien illustrates a series of looks from the Louis Vuitton FW 2012 show inspired by the exotic excursions the collection alludes to. Created in collaboration with Japanese fashion magazine, commons&sense.

Common & Sense

Julien illustrates a series of looks from the Louis Vuitton FW 2012 show inspired by the exotic excursions the collection alludes to. Created in collaboration with Japanese fashion magazine, commons&sense.

Common & Sense

Julien illustrates a series of looks from the Louis Vuitton FW 2012 show inspired by the exotic excursions the collection alludes to. Created in collaboration with Japanese fashion magazine, commons&sense.

Common & Sense

Julien illustrates a series of looks from the Louis Vuitton FW 2012 show inspired by the exotic excursions the collection alludes to. Created in collaboration with Japanese fashion magazine, commons&sense.

Secret 7"

Remixed album artwork for Lorde's "Team" from the album Pure Heroine. Secret 7" is a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create one-of-a-kind vinyl sleeves for a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity.

Secret 7"

Album artwork for the single "Still Love Me" by Nick Drake. Secret 7" is a fundraising project combining music and art for a good cause. Hundreds of creatives are invited to create one-of-a-kind vinyl sleeves for a secret track. All proceeds goes to charity.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Blackout

Originally shown at Rise Gallery in Berlin, Julien's Blackout series combines meticulously hand-rendered textures and vivid colors, creating mysterious and visually arresting portraits.

Lyrics

Exhibited as part of a group show at Hélène Bailly Gallery in Paris, 2013. Curated by Olivier Dermaux.

Story of the Eye

Julien was invited to illustrate Story of the Eye, the classic novella by George Bataille, for it's reprinting in The Purple Book. The anthology was assembled by Angus Hyland and Angharad Lewis.

Story of The Eye

Julien was invited to illustrate Story of the Eye, the classic novella by George Bataille, for it's reprinting in The Purple Book. The anthology was assembled by Angus Hyland and Angharad Lewis.

Story of the Eye

Julien was invited to illustrate Story of the Eye, the classic novella by George Bataille, for it's reprinting in The Purple Book. The anthology was assembled by Angus Hyland and Angharad Lewis.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

Les InRockKuptibles

Illustrations for French music journal Les InRockKuptibles' 2011-2012 mixtape series. Each issue of the magazine was accompanied by a compilation of contemporary music, featuring a different illustration.

L’Autofictif

Typographic poster featuring sentences crafted by French novelist, Éric Chevillard. Created for the author's blog of experimental writing, L’Autofictif.

L’Autofictif

Typographic poster featuring sentences crafted by French novelist Éric Chevillard created for the author's blog of experimental writing, L’Autofictif.

L’Autofictif

Typographic poster featuring sentences crafted by French novelist, Éric Chevillard. Created for the author's blog of experimental writing, L’Autofictif.

Cadavre Exquis

An illustration series created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Cadavre Exquis

An illustration series created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Cadavre Exquis

Series of illustrations created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Cadavre Exquis

An illustration series created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Cadavre Exquis

An illustration series created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Cadavre Exquis

An illustration series created for a special exhibition at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama in Tokyo, Japan.

Bouquet

Personal artwork displayed at the Being/Dreaming exhibition at the KK Outlet in London.

PaperJam

Portrait of Claude Kremer, founding partner of Arendt & Medernach. Created for PaperJam Magazine's "Economy and Finance" issue.

PaperJam

Portrait of John Parkhouse, Partner at PwC Luxembourg. Created for PaperJam Magazine's "Economy and Finance" issue.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

AIMER/MARIE

Illustrated series created for a special exhibition at the Art Center La Chapelle Des Calvairiennes, France.

Rebus

Poster series created for the annual Nuit Blanche Mayanne exhibition, held at the Centre d'Action Culturelle, France.

Rebus

Poster series created for the annual Nuit Blanche Mayanne exhibition, held at the Centre d'Action Culturelle, France.

Rebus

Poster series created for the annual Nuit Blanche Mayanne exhibition, held at the Centre d'Action Culturelle, France.

Rebus

Poster series created for the annual Nuit Blanche Mayanne exhibition, held at the Centre d'Action Culturelle, France.

Memories

Editorial illustration for "Memories" art book, produced by the cancer caring organisation, Maggie's. The Memories project was launched by four creatives who wanted to do something to help people who have been affected by cancer; Rishi Sodha, Rishi Sodha, Antony Kitson, and Garrick Webster.

Elliot

Originally created as part of a series of four entitled 'Jouissance' — exploring sex, and sexuality.

Pref Magazine

Editorial illustration created to accompany the article "Travail: La Loi Du Plus Fort." Published in French bi-monthly magazine, Préférences.

Têtu Magazine

Editorial illustrations for Têtu Magazine, France. The artwork accompanied the article entitled "Plaisirs," published in issue no. 156.

Têtu Magazine

Editorial illustrations for Têtu Magazine, France. The artwork accompanied the article entitled "Plaisirs," published in issue no. 156.

Têtu Magazine

Editorial illustrations for Têtu Magazine, France. The artwork accompanied the article entitled "Plaisirs," published in issue no. 156.

Gyre

Holiday window illustration and treatment for Gyre Omotesando luxury department store, Japan.

Préférences Magazine

Editorial illustration to accompany the article,"Love You," in French bi-monthly magazine, Préférences.

Bruise Series

Illustrations for a collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Bruise Series

Illustrations for a collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Bruise Series

Illustrations for a collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Bruise Series

Illustrations for a collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Diesel Japan

Illustration created for Diesel Japan's Christmas promotions and mailers.

Don't Forget the Night

Typographic poster created for London's annual contemporary graphic arts fair at Somerset House, Pick Me Up.

Masques

Editorial illustration for I.T. Post Magazine, published by luxury Japanese retail and strategy firm, I.T.

Masques

Editorial illustration for I.T. Post Magazine, published by luxury Japanese retail and strategy firm, I.T.

Release

A series of silkscreen prints expressing movement and texture. Exhibited at the collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Release

A series of silkscreen prints expressing movement and texture. Exhibited at the collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Release

A series of silkscreen prints expressing movement and texture. Exhibited at the collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Release

A series of silkscreen prints expressing movement and texture. Exhibited at the collective show, No Man's Land, at the French Embassy in Tokyo.

Vanish

A graphically bold and beautifully rendered portrait illustration, created as part of a personal project.

About

Living and working in Amsterdam, Jules Julien is an artist whose illustrative work questions the reality of the world which surrounds us. Beginning his process with a personal research project through drawings and design, he has created work for clients such as Diesel, Lancôme, Cartier, Acer computer, Grazia magazine, Sony PlayStation, Citizen K International, The Fader, Cartoon Network, Keds, and Laurence King Publishing.

Exhibitions

Julien has exhibited in Berlin, Paris, Belgium, Hollywood, Zurich, New York, London, Valencia, Madrid, Montreal, San Diego, and Tokyo, which was home to his first solo show called Cadavres Exquis in 2008.

Publications

Julien has been featured in several publications including Étapes (France), Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz, Computer Arts, Grazia, Famous, Photoshop Creative, +81, Untitled magazine, Spur, Vogue Japan, NY Arts, Man’s Non-No, NEO2, Shift, Eyescream, Kinki, I.T Post, Digital Arts, Nico magazine, Valstrom, and Artco Monthly.