Dear all,
First of all, we hope you, your family and friends are well !
Last week, in order to do our part to protect the health and well-being of our clients, we decided to ask our Paris team to stay home and to close our Studio.
Meanwhile, our website and our worldwide shipping are still running. We’ve reduced our daily shipping to one day per week and to enhance health and safety working conditions because of the virus. There is only 1 people working alone with gloves and mask, but without any other human contact, compared to the 3 on a normal basis. 
Our packages are well prepared and then put outside, just on front of our studio for no contact pickups with DHL or UPS.
For every order during this crisis, an additional surprise will be sent to thank you for your great support and love of art !!
Our minds are with the people touched by the disease, with the ones who are suffering, with the doctors, nurses, health workers in the hospitals, exposing their own life to fight the virus. We feel very humbled by their behaviour. They are true heroes. For all the others, stay home. You are saving lives. 
#grammatical #fredericforest #stayathome #livewithart #takecare 

Cher tous,
Nous espérons sincèrement que vous, votre famille et vos proches vous portez bien !
La semaine dernière, afin de réduire les effectifs sur place et d’améliorer les conditions de travail en matière de sécurité sanitaires, nous avons décidé de fermer notre atelier de Paris. Cependant, notre e-shop fonctionne toujours et les livraisons sont toujours assurées. Nous avons réduit nos expéditions quotidiennes à 1 jour par semaine. Les commandes sont gérées par une personne seule sur place  (au lieu de 3 habituellement), avec masques et gants, mais sans visite extérieure.
Nos colis sont préparés avec attention puis disposés à l’extérieur, juste devant notre studio pour des enlèvements sans contact avec DHL ou UPS.
Pour chaque commande durant cette crise, une surprise supplémentaire vous sera envoyée pour vous remercier de votre précieux soutien et de votre amour de l’art !!
Nos pensées vont à toutes les personnes touchées par la maladie, à ceux qui souffrent ainsi qu’au personnel médical, aux docteurs, infirmières et infirmiers qui se battent chaque jour au péril de leur vie. Vous êtes nos héros. Pour tous les autres, restez chez vous. C’est la meilleure façon d’éviter la propagation du virus et de sauver des vies.
#grammatical #fredericforest #resteralamaison #pourlamourdelart #prenezsoindevous

Kitsuné x Frederic Forest, editing the Carnet Volé – vol.2

Here are some pics of the making of Carnet Volé – vol.2… You might understand that it has been a very long journey to choose some of the more than 7000 drawings of Frederic Forest from his sketchbooks. Like the first issue of the Carnets Volés series published by Grammatical, this new art book will have 100 drawings inside. 

We are very glad that it will be launched with the famous French fashion house of Kitsuné !
Maison Kitsuné is pleased to invite you to Frédéric Forest “Carnet Volé Vol.2” exclusive book signing & exhibition.

Join us to discover a new stealthy glimpse of Frédéric Forest’s studies through a selection of 100 drawings, known or never shown. Each book sold over the event will come with an additional signed original drawing inside…

A series of drawings will also be exhibited in-store and available for purchase at Maison Kitsuné Filles du Calvaire until April 19th.

Make sure to RSVP to be part of the opening night.

Carnet Volé Vol.2 De Frédéric Forest – Splash
Thursday, March 19th
6PM – 8.30PM
Maison Kitsuné Filles du Calvaire
18 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire
75011 Paris, France

Hope to see you there !

At Home with Grammatical

Dear all,
We take this opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to thank you, for all the fabulous photos of your interiors, which we receive week after week…

Thank you for continuing to send us your pictures on Instagram with #grammatical


Thank you for coming…

The entire grammatical team was proud to present the work of Frédéric Forest and Quentin Simon, this book is also the first book in a long series.

It was a pleasure to have you for our first exhibition, it’s the first and definitely not the last, next cities would be Miami, NYC, and lot more to come…

Photos credits Mathieu Pellerin

Alba, the Genesis of the Project

It is in the context of the exhibition Alba which will be held from November 15 to 17, that we met Frédéric Forest and Quentin Simon. Comfortably settled in our workshop at 21 avenue du Maine, they tell us the genesis of their joint project: Alba.

ALba, Frederic Forest Quentin Simon

G. How did you meet?

FF. Very simply, by Instagram. Pretty soon, I stumbled upon his account fairly quickly. In the infinite and continuous flow of images that circulate, his posts often resurfaced in my memory. They endured. Which is for me one of the values of photography. Photography should leave it’s mark on both memory and imagination.

I immediately enjoyed his very natural, direct work, which was quite far from the misapplication of filters and overediting. I sent him messages to tell him that I was fond of what he was doing. Then, we talked a lot about architecture (which I had hesitated to pursue in my studies) and photography. I also consider my work as manual photography. And then, soon enough, we talked about books. Very naturally, the idea of crafting a book together, came rapidly.

Van Der Rohe in Barcelona

G. Quentin, what do you appreciate about Frédéric’s work?

QS. His purity, his simplicity. He manages for a black line on a white background to express much more than what others manage to with all of the colors and techniques available today. The efficiency of his lines is astonishing. I think that I always prefer less and less frills, whatever the art: overloaded music or photos that are “over-filtered” for example, and Fred’s work is the opposite of that. It goes straight to the point, without cheating, with a raw and natural elegance.

Van Der Rohe in Barcelona

G. Frédéric, what do you appreciate about the work of Quentin?

FF. We have about the same perception of each other’s work. For me, Quentin’s work has this unique blend of sweetness and rawness. I mean raw in the sense that it feels intact, untouched, not transformed. I think it comes from his use of film instead of digital cameras.
This technical choice is important in his capacity of letting go all while maintaining his mastery of the technique. His images really express a vision. Something that instantly knew how to see and take the time. I often tell him that he makes cinematographic works with his images. We also talked a lot about Chris Marker’s film “The Pier”, which a key element for us in the founding of the Alba project.

G. This book project took more than 2 years to complete, why?

QS. The book project was not born right after our first meeting. It rose from several discussions of our works, our inspirations, and many more things that the project materialized. Starting with a vague idea, we then focused on architecture, then specifically Bauhaus architecture, and finally chose the pavilion of Mies Van Der Rohe in Barcelona, a building that I had already photographed myself. The concept around the resident of the pavilion – Alba – came later, during our exchange of drawings and photographs.

Alba Book by Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon

Van Der Rohe in Barcelona

This long delay also comes from the fact that I cannot go to Barcelona every day, and also Alba is the first book by Grammatical and so many things had to be set up for this occasion.

G. Frederic, you never went to the Barcelona Pavilion, why?

FF. During my studies, we took a trip to Barcelona, it was part of the organized tours, but for some reason I forgot, and we could not get in. When Quentin would show me his negatives from the pavilion, he would often invite me to go back with him.

Van Der Rohe in Barcelona

There were different reasons and excuses for not making the trip, certainly signs that I should not go there. But more than anything, I liked the idea that my drawing would bring the fictional aspect of the story. It is part of the exoticism too, of this fantasy that one has of a place that one imagines without having ever been there, of a place of which we saw so many images, films, floorplans, and models. I had imagined it so much that I did not want to betray the image I had made for myself of the place.

Moreover, it was very useful for editing the book that we really thought of as a short film. The scene of a day or several days of this sculpture, or rather of this resident, which we turned into a character: Alba.

Alba Book by Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon

G. What are your next projects?

QS. Perhaps another book, about my last trip in June in Buryatia (Siberian region), I am currently looking for a publisher (this is a bottle in the sea!). I also have planned a lot of fashion shootings coming this fall.

FF. Prints by Quentin, some paintings and original drawings that are part of this book will be exhibited on November 15, 16 and 17 at 78 rue de Turenne in Paris. We will also be signing the book at this occasion. Then there will be a series of small books thought of as stolen notebooks that are currently being worked on. The first part should come out in a short time …

Alba Exhibition posters

Open from november 15 to 17
11:00am – 8:00pm
78 rue de Turenne
75003 Paris


Alba Exhibition, the first exhibition of Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon

Grammatical is proud to invite you to our first Exhibition in Paris to present the book of Quentin Simon and Frederic Forest: Alba

Come and see the original drawings, paintings and pictures featured in the book. You’ll also discover the launch of new limited prints…

Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon will be there during a signature session: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Open from november 15 to 17
11:00am – 8:00pm

78 rue de Turenne
75003 Paris

Hope to see you there!

At home in Paris

Pauline d’Hoop is an interior architect, mother of 3 children and an art lover as well.She follows Frederic Forest’s artwork for years and we can say that she’s got a pretty nice collection of his drawings.

Here is her last appartment in paris. Here and there, she has arranged fetish objects and carefully chosen furniture that she was able to glean during her time. She lets the light through the volumes of the living rooms with its Parisian and casual style. A spirit that has already pleased many private customers, hotels, several restaurants such as Le Camondo and brands like Sézane

Frederic Forest’s works and limited prints arise and move according to his moods in the living room, the office and the lobby. The clear and delicate lines of his drawings are as light to place as to look. Architecture, body, dance, are all themes that could not cohabit together without the sensitivity of Frederic crossing them.

«I am always surprised that a Parisian or New York gallery has not yet presented him … I currently leave it to the precise selection of his work by Grammatical. »

Frédéric Forest’s Tattoo Permission

Frederic Forest Tattoo Permission

I had the pleasure of receiving so far, thousands of pictures of my drawings tattooed on your bodies. It is always with great pride, emotion and gratitude that i receive these pictures. 

I also receive a lot of requests from tattoo artists, whom I also thank for their seriousness, who want to know if I have given my consent to this or that reproduction of my drawings.

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To simplify the application process, be aware that you can now request a tattoo permission for a unique drawing from grammatical website.

Here is the Tattoo Permission.

Alba: Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon

A L B A by Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon

ALBA is a visual essay inside the Barcelona Pavilion designed by Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich, a journey with the sculpture created by Georg Kolbe placed in a water basin.

The story told by the artist Frederic Forest and the photographer Quentin Simon follows a day of ALBA, her relationship with the architecture of this iconic place. The minimal drawings play perfectly with the silver photographies. ALBA meets and shares their vision of her feelings.

This graphic movie on paper shows the allure of light, the awakening of ALBA, stares the movement of her body dancing with the marble walls, her reflection, the nature that surrounds, and finally her escape to real life.

• Limited Edition 250 copies (First Edition)
• 19 x 25,5 cm / 7,5 x 10 in. Format
• Hardcover Book
• Black and white 112 Pages
• Hand Numbered
English and French Texts

The book includes :
• 46 drawings by Frederic Forest,
• 39 photographies by Quentin Simon,
• 2 Exclusive Limited Prints Hand Signed by Frederic Forest and Quentin Simon.

The book is still available in our store