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Guy Billout (born in Decize in 1941); French artist and illustrator. He finished his art training in the French city of Beaune. Afterwards he worked in advertising for a few years before moving to New York City in 1969. It was there he found success when he was published in New York Magazine.
Billout's aesthetic style is clean and spare, sometimes incorporating some ironic element. His work has been featured in Atlantic Monthly magazine and in several books, including a collection of Greek mythology.
Billout's client list history includes The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Oprah, Travel & Leisure, Business Week, Fortune, Time. Billout also has won several awards. Hamilton King; The New York Times ten best illustrated children's books, 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 2007.
French artist Guy Billout's universe of ironic illustrations has a tendency to magnify one's anxieties, whilst offering humor and a look into a bizarro version of society. His work is overall minimal, but the subject in each piece offers scenarios that makes you think of countless outcomes and possibilities.
His work has been featured in numerous magazine publications such as The New Yorker, and most recently, The Atlantic. He also writes and illustrates children's books.