Bisous les Copains, when translated, means “Kisses, Friends,” a French term of endearment to one’s friends. It is also the name of Guillaume Kurkdjian’s weekly animated GIF project and that’s exactly what they feel like. Guillaume creates animated mini-worlds populated with various clumsy, funny, charming inhabitants that warm the heart.

“It seems to make people smile!” says Guillaume Kurkdjian, a 21 year-old artist from Nantes, France. Guillaume’s weekly animation project, Bisous les Copains, consists of a series of short, looped animated GIF’s that offer a glimpse into the young artist’s mind. And yes, we completely agree. His work sure put a smile on our faces.

 

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As he describes, “I created Bisous les Copains just for fun, to share what I find in my head, and because I love homogeneous and constant projects like this.” His idea for Bisous les Copains came from this Flying Island GIF. (Below)

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Bisous les Copains is definitely fun. Guillaume plays with various themes and subjects and creates them through a whimsical, somewhat tongue-in-cheek perspective. One of his GIF’s is even inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and could be one of our favorite GIF’s of all time.

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Indeed, Guillaume has tapped into something very special. Bisous les Copains is a perfect blend of whimsy, great ideas, and amazing aesthetics and we hope Guillaume keeps surprising us all with more of his amazing mini-worlds for more weeks to come!

More of Guillaume’s Bisous les Copains can be seen below.

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Visit Guillaume’s website at www.guillaumekurkdjian.com¬†and show him some love in the comments section below.

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