The stroke of his brush is almost as sharp as his wit, but the result is always playful and droll. Jean-Philippe Delhomme is a prolific name in the world of illustration and often described as the Parisian answer to the smart cartoons that appear in the New Yorker. His instantly recognizable style is world-renowned in a range of media--from chic television ads for Saab to the boutique campaigns for Barneys and fashion advertising. The Cultivated Life, the first-ever English compilation of Delhomme's work, is a celebration of his gently satiric musings of "first-world" problems. Drawing from the trials and tribulations of the contemporary lifestyle--the design addict cautiously circling the latest modern furniture piece in an upscale boutique, or finding the perfect outfit to convey one's current philosophy--Delhomme chicly illustrates the humor in all that surrounds him. This monograph includes over 100 illustrations and an insightful essay about Delhomme's work.
Jean-Philippe Delhomme has created volumes of illustrated work and animated television commercials. He has also written a children's book, Visit to Another Planet, as well as two fully illustrated novels.