Born in Paris and raised in the French countryside, Marguerite spent her youth illustrating picturesque scenery. Her progression into the art world was inevitable. After graduating from the University of Paris in 2001, Marguerite commenced her career as a professional illustrator and art director. Effervescent and refreshingly romantic, Marguerites delicate, playful illustrations capture a nostalgic sensibility that inspires today’s trendsetters. Fusing soft lines with an edgy color palette, she has created a sophisticated and instantly recognizable style. Her signature work reflects early influences of Mucha, Klimt and Schiele as well as Kandinski, Kupka and Delauney.
Marguerite is a regular contributor to Elle, Glamour, InStyle and Dmag. Her stylish yet accessible work is also in high demand with prominent brands, such as Apple, L’Oreal, Continental Airlines, Kerastase, Urban Decay Cosmetics and Louis Vuitton. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has also been featured in Taschen-Illustration Now!, Die Gestalten Verlag and the Big Book of Fashion Illustration.
Marguerite Sauvage x Face This foundation
With her background in fashion, we are very honoured Marguerite Sauvage designed us a T-shirt too. While using our Indonesian kids’ drawings, she wonderfully created a design worth wearing!
Marguerite Sauvage about her T-shirt
Marguerite about her collaboration with Face This: It reminds me how I enjoyed drawing when I was a kid and how kid’s drawing can be expressive. So refreshing.
Marguerite Sauvage interviewed by the kids of the Asy-Syifa community center
A Face This T-shirt is a collaboration between Indonesian kids making drawings and top illustrative artists from around the world. When the final artwork from the artist was finished, we let the kids interview the artist. About their final T-shirt design and about life in general.
Rinda (13): Why did you pick a girl in this design?
When I was contacted by Jos from face This he kindly sent me some references of the images Face This likes from my work to accompanied his request. What was obvious was that in every image the purpose was woman, a woman figure as the pillar of the image. Nevertheless I was not thinking about drawing a woman at this stage of the conception of the design. I was thinking about emphasizing the kids drawings. But after several sketches I realize that if they asked for my signature and gave this references it will be absolutely impossible not to include a woman in my design. This woman’s face is half hidden, she’s half «anonymous» and a classic type of figure, a representation of both my style and the customer who will wear and cherish the t-shirt. She’s got a love full regard on the drawings she’s wearing.
Bagas (13), Dwiki (8): What is the meaning of this picture?
I think I kind of answered in the first question. What I could add is that this picture is a representation of the way a design can be much more than just a drawing: the lines are like alive, floating in void like a message of grace, something kind of transcendent. Face This is for me like that: it’s not only designs on t-shirt, it’s much more, a representation on how design can improve the world.
Imam (12), Presetyo (10): How long it takes to make this design?
It took me a full day to complete.
Gugah (10): What is your favorite French food?
Hum, hard question as there’s so many ! I could say crepes with butter and sugar, the ones of my Grandma, very simples and totally delicious.
Ario (9): What is your favorite place?
From the ones I’ve seen (and I hope there’s much more to discover that will change my list) : Sydney in Australia. I love as well Hong Kong’s night market and Kyoto’s Kyomizudera temple.