Art director of design studio Joe & Nathan Jonathan Bréchignac has been creating a series of very detailed carpets that are drawn using ballpoint Bic pens. The author says that his designs and patterns are inspired by a combination of artistic forms and influences.
The Carpets is a series of drawings by Jonathan Bréchignac. Made to fit the size of muslim prayer rugs, these pieces are done only with ballpoint pens, except for small details. The dimension of time is essential in this work, it takes several months to make one. Painstakingly detailed, it explores different ways and patterns to create a unique and motley whole with the simplest tool, following the doing more with the less precept. They are inspired by different types of art, such as Oriental, Pre-columbian, Gothic, Japanese, native American, so as military camouflage and animal patterns. Together, they create a mix of civilizations and religions bringing them forth a new meaning. This website is the digital and evolutionary extension of the drawings.
Amazingly Detailed Carpets Drawn with Ballpoint Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac: