About
César Debargue ( 1997 - ? ) is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Paris, working between France, Japan and Italy.
He graduated from ENSAD Paris, Kyoto University of Art and HEAD — Genève.
César is currently working as a freelance illustrator + graphic designer, with international clients and public institutions, in the cultural, publishing and fashion fields.

Contact
— Instagram
@cesardebargue
— E-mail
cesar.debargue@gmail.com

Main Works
2023
— Illustrations for Louis Vuitton’s SS23 ready-to-wear
2022
— Drawings for Japanese brand Whole Love Kyoto.
— «Floating Clouds», three-months research project in Japan about public bathing, in collaboration with Luna Duchaufour-Lawrance (soon to be published)
— Illustrations for Louis Vuitton SS23 menswear’s fashion show in Musée du Louvre, Paris.
— Graphic and signage design for «Le Verre», an exhibition by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès at CIRVA, Marseille.
— Illustrations for GAMEC, modern art museum in Bergamo, Italy.
— Illustrations for Esquire Italia magazine.
— Worked for Studio Temp, graphic design studio based in Bergamo, Italy.
2021
— Master degree’s exhibition in ENSAD Paris.
— Illustrations for PainPain, zine published by Thomas Grunberg
2020
— Set design for Japanese brands Whole Love Kyoto, during Maison & Objet in Paris. 2018
— Podcast illustration for Laurent Garnier’s «It is what it is» monthly show on Radiomeuh.
— Graphic design for Room 303, UK-based techno parties promoter.


Published in
— Esquire Italia (Italy)
— Hamam Magazine (US)
— Design diplomacy, online interview
— Ring of Colour, online (Japan)
— Brutalist websites, online interview
— Graphic Design Festival Scotland 2017, exhibition publication (UK)
— Poster Tribune 8, Weltformat Poster Festival’s exhibition publication (Switzerland)

Selected clients
— Louis Vuitton
— Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès
— Esquire Italia
— Gamec Bergamo
— CIRVA Marseille
— Laurent Garnier & Radiomeuh
— Whole Love Kyoto & Kyoto T5

Collaborators
— Studio Temp
— Olivier Lebrun
— Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

Distinctions

2019

— Best poster award at Antwerp Poster Festival, for “Room 303: Viers” poster.

Collective exhibitions
2021-2022
— Comme des lézards au soleil, Boîte 31, Paris
2019
— Antwerp Poster Festival, PAKT, Antwerp
2018
— Stil(l), KIRI Café, Kameoka
— Let’s Dance Raw, Horikawa AC Lab, Kyoto
— Avertissement à l’Humanité, Centre Pompidou, Paris
— Hajimemashite, AC Lab, Kyoto
— Places en relation, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2017
— Graphic Design Festival Scotland, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
— Weltformat Poster Festival: Grids, Tools & Swimsuits, Neubad, Luzern

Talks and Workshops
2022
— Talk at Kyoto University of Art and Design