Every experience has a visual and experiential representation through photography, illustration, product, video, digital, and physical environments. THE FIRST PROOF is another look at the formation of these experiences, focusing equally on creation and creator. It serves as an analysis of the creative inputs and outputs, and its influence.

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Editorial Excellence: Vogue Paris Coloring Book

Everyone says that print is dying, but is it. We at The First Proof doubt that it will ever go away. 
Maybe it is just a case of a reimagining of how print can bring something unique to the medium. An example, the success of Vogue's Coloring Book. Launched in 2015 with British Vogue, the original version featured illustrations of 1950s Vogue photographs of Christian Dior, Givenchy, and Balenciaga. In 2016, Vogue Colors A to Z: A Fashion Coloring Book followed featuring 26 iconic Vogue covers from 1912 to 1932.
Vogue Paris has now taken over and has launched a follow up to the 2016 Cédric Rivrain illustrated version that featured its covers including Kate Moss by Craig McDean, Claudia Schiffer by Mario Testino, Natasha Poly by Patric Demarchelier. 
The just released 2017 edition is illustrated by Marc-Antoine Coulon and is by far the best in the series. Not limited to covers or periods, the illustrations spans editorials in chronological order that range from images by Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel, Catherine Deneuve, Tatjana Patitz to Gisele Bundchen. With his refined water color brush strokes that feel of a modern day René Gruau, Mr. Coulon’s illustrations are perfect for the edition; inspiring with or without color. This edition is one for the collectors.

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