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To support the registration of Nice - Promenade des Anglais to the UNESCO World Heritage, Le Méridien Nice invited Franck Pellegrino to share his vision of the famous Promenade by giving him carte blanche to paint a mural on the rooftop of the hotel.
MEET FRANCK PELLEGRINO
South of France native, Cannes is his last step before establishing himself in Paris. It was during these formative years that Franck Pellegrino defined his style: a formal language, between typography and ornament.
Skateboarding, graffiti, illustration and graphic design have been, ever since, the foundation of this autodidact who developed (since he was 14) a writing sometimes close to illumination.
Daily use of a sleek black and white, to create contrast images where emphasis would be nestled between thick and thin strokes, gradually leaves room for a polychrome language made of a sober shades.
Often included in frames, his artworks look lile banknotes, stamps or old illustrations of the great hotels of the Belle Époque.
Always looking for new ways to express himself, it is naturally that Franck Pellegrino has bridged the gap between walls and paper to share his stories on skin. Therefore in 2012, he joined the tattoo parlor Bleu Noir in Paris, where his tattoos detailed fragments of lives, travel souvenirs entwined with exotic animals and lined landscapes lined with his signature typography and graphic style.
Franck Pellegrino: creating the mural
Watch the creation process of Franck Pellegrino's mural and relive or discover the evening of its unveiling on the rooftop of Le Méridien Nice.
Franck Pellegrino - Le Méridien Nice