The cactus is a sign of protection. Kid are naïve and vulnerable and
need protection. SANDy and her friends zip themselves into cactus suits
because they think the world is a cold and scary place, and they need
some armor to face it. The cactus is the conserver of water, and water
means life. The cactus friends are the representation of life, or being
fragile and strong at the same time… and pure like water.
Jean Jullien is a French graphic artist living and
working in London.
Originally from Nantes, Jean completed a graphic design degree in
Quimper before moving to London. He has since graduated from Central
Saint Martins (2008) and from the Royal College of Art (2010). His
practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costume,
installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet
eclectic body of work.
Jean has shown work around the world with galleries in Paris, London,
Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Hong Kong,
San Francisco and beyond.
He has worked with hundreds of clients including New York Times, New
Yorker, The Guardian, Beams, RCA Records, The Connaught,
Colette, SZ Magazin, National Geographic, Le Grand Palais, Le Centre
Pompidou, Amnesty International, Esquire, Le Coq Sportif, Le Bon
Marché, Hermès, Mr. Porter, Champion USA, Salomon, Petit
Bateau, Vogue and many more.