Vahram Muratyan

Vahram Muratyan is a French graphic artist, creative director and author of visual books.

In 2010, during a long stay in New York, Vahram launched his first blog, Paris versus New York, a tally of two cities. More than five millions visits later online, Vahram shows this series at colette and The Standard, the book Paris versus New York becomes an international best-seller, (translated and launched in the US, France, Brazil, Italy, Germany, South Korea and Japan) while the prints and postcards are shipped worldwide. After many years developing his visual op-peds in M le magazine du Monde, Vahram works with magazines, collaborates with Prada, Dior and Longchamp.

His second book, “About Time” a visual memoir around the clock, is a celebration of how we spend our fast & curious lives.

Always keen to new concepts and ideas, ready to spice up an elegant take on Parisian culture with a touch of irony and affectionate eccentricity, the artist divides his time between his studio in Paris, a plane to New York or a connected tearoom in Tokyo, while preparing for his next adventures in print and film.

You may visit Vahram’s website and instagram by clicking on the following links: http://www.vahrammuratyan.com / https://www.instagram.com/vahrammuratyan/


Vahram Muratyan / “Intra-Muros” / Storytelling during lockdown…

“Springtime 2020. France and a huge part of the world is under lockdown.
The quarantine is strict in Paris, from mid-March to mid-May : Getting out more than 1km around its place is not ok, “stay home” messages is on the loop, once a week grocery shopping is highly advised, people with dogs — like me — can go out for a walk, a lot of people is discovering the up-and-downs of running, everyone is clapping at 8pm each day to celebrate the hospital and essential workers…

Here’s some of the creations from this odd era, mostly published through my instagram”

 

“Safe Travels”

 

“To My Dearest New Yorkers”

“Message In A Bubble”


Vahram Muratyan / “Au Bonheur Des Dames” / Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche

 

 


Vahram Muratyan / “L’Instant d’Avant” / Arte x Cannes Film Festival / TV title design


Vahram Muratyan / “He Even Has Your Eyes” / Movie title sequence design


Vahram Varatyan / “Mon Fuji, Mon Amour” / Woodblock Print / Branding

2018. Unveiling “Mon Fuji, Mon Amour”, Vahram’s first woodblock print. Made in Japan by Adachi Hanga, based on his drawing of Mount Fuji. Long process for a unique result. The idea behind his take on ukiyo-e (‘image of a floating world’) is the obsession of Japanese and tourists alike for this mountain. Hokusai & his pals can’t deny : Fujisan is without question the star of this fabulous country, and very much decides when to show up. By chance he could get a glimpse on various occasions from Tokyo or in the Shinkansen 🚅 on his way to Kyoto, usually after a storm or very early in the morning. Each time Vahram’s phone (and so many others!) were ready to shoot the diva mountain.


Vahram Muratyan / The Good Life / “100% Los Angeles” / Editorial

 


Vahram Muratyan / “De Plus Belle” / Anne Gaelle Daval


Vahram Muratyan / M, Le Magazine du Monde / “La Vie est Belle” / Editorial

Watching lives and details in the city : A visual diary


Vahram Muratyan / “In The French” / Géraldine Maillet


Vahram Muratyan / Les 24 Heures du Mans / Event Print


Vahram Muratyan / Dior / Fashion show poster


Vahram Muratyan / “Paris versus New York” / Book

A friendly visual match between two cities told by a lover of Paris wandering through NewYork. Details, clichés, contradictions : This way, please • The book is available in the USUK, FranceBrazilJapanGermany, South Korea, Italy. Also available the postcards in a box collection.

Un match visuel amical entre ces deux villes, c’est le regard d’un amoureux de Paris sur un New York rempli de détails, de clichés et de contradictions: suivez le guide.

 


Vahram Muratyan / M / “To Be or To be Seen” / Editorial

To be or to be seen : a visual who’s who, from Vahram’s sketchbook.

Each week in M le magazine du Monde.

 

 


Vahram Muratayan / “Parallel Universes” / Prada

 

 


Vahram Muratyan / Mairie de Paris / Cultural Posters