Experiencing Joyful Adventures Between Reality and Imagination with @elyxyak

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“I wanted to design a character of maximum expression with the minimum of lines,” says Yacine Ait Kaci (@elyxyak), a Paris-based director and media artist, describing how he came to create his stick figure Elyx. “He mainly lives in a little notebook, but he totally shares our reality.” Elyx is featured daily — sometimes several times a day — in Yacine’s Instagram posts. “He has the vision of a child, discovering everything as if it was the first time,” says Yacine. “And he is amazed by very simple daily things that we don’t see anymore.” Last year, Elyx truly went global: he became a virtual ambassador for the United Nations to help highlight international observances. “The United Nations just published the new edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with Elyx,” says Yacine. “I am very proud of it.”


Vincent van Gogh’s friends in France(1886-1887) : Leading figures of the 19th Century avant-garde in Paris. 

Émile Henri Bernard  1868 – 1941  

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin  1848-1903  

Vincent van Gogh  1853-1890   Dutch 

Henri de Toulouse Lautrec 1864-1901 French

Charles Laval, 1861-1894  French

John Peter Russell  1858-1930 Australian

Paul Signac 1863-1935 French

Odilon Redon  1840-1916 French

Georges Seurat 1859-1891