Jackalop // Sophie B. Samson

Peinture & couture

 

Un peu d'histoire


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- From fashion design to wood painting -

Also known as Jackalop, this Quebec city artist had been first known in the fashion field as she started Jackalop inc, a clothes brand, in 2005.

Now living up in a little swiss chalet in the mountains of the Eastern Townships, she works and live under the same roof.

With a background in graphic design and fabric printing, and to merge drawing with the pleasure of working with natural wood, the idea of painting on it emerged.

Furthermore, it became an new occasion to offer a tangible existence to her illustrations.

The lush natural landscape that surrounds her, along with the little creatures that lives in it, provide her an infinite inspiration.

A little bit of history in pictures...


Carte d'identification pour accéder aux bureaux de design de Descente, Osaka, Japon.

2004

During her last years studying Fashion Design, she had the opportunity to work for Descente, a japanese sports clothes compagny, in Osaka and Tokyo, in the snowboard clothes design departement.

She brought back the idea of creating a line of snowboard onepieces.

Premier dépliant promotionnel de collection de onepiece. Graphisme réalisé par Sophie B. Samson en 2005

2005

Her onepiece project evolved to become a clothes compagny, Jackalop Inc.

 Onepiece de snowboard Jackalop, réalisé en  2005 . Photo:  Ulric Collette  Mannequin : Marc-André Hallé

Onepiece de snowboard Jackalop, réalisé en 2005. Photo: Ulric Collette Mannequin : Marc-André Hallé

2006

Soon, the compagny expanded its activities to streetwear like jackets and hoodies.

Manteau d'hiver pied-de-poule. Photo Ulric Collette. Mannequin Marc-André Hallé

2007

Fabric printing came by itself, in order to incorporate illustrations to the textiles.

Printing on t-shirts then became an obvious addition to Jackalop's collections.

 

  T-shirt Naked Bodies Jackalop . Photo et GIF par  Ulric Collette  Mannequins : Rachel Martin & Marc-André Hallé

T-shirt Naked Bodies Jackalop. Photo et GIF par Ulric Collette Mannequins : Rachel Martin & Marc-André Hallé

Many collections are born from this blend between graphic design and clothing, sold online and in store, in Montreal, Quebec City and Bromont.

Birds by Jackalop. Veste à capuche entièrement fabriquée au Québec par Jackalop, à partir de matériaux québécois, en 2007

2011

Her bowties collection had been featured at National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec.

Le Vincent, nœud papillon. Photo Jimmy Voyer. Mannequin Sonny Tremblay.

2014

From one thing to another, the clothes lost textile printing exclusivity as the collective Jackalop Co. had been formed with the designer Stanislas Metzger to make home pillows and cushions.

Coussins Jackalop Co., collectif formé avec Stanislas Metzger, parus dans le Magazine Véro.

2015

The first artwork collection is born, from framed printed textiles.

Quelques toiles présentées dans une boutique du terroir.

2016

Launch of the Slow Art Manifesto, a philosophical narrative about ideas and issues related to modern art.

View the Manifesto here (french)

 Couverture du journal de Granby Le Plus.

Couverture du journal de Granby Le Plus.

2017

Always seeking new canevas to decorate, and while being fond of natural wood, the idea of painting on skateboard and birch blocks soon became an obvious option.

has carved out a privileged place among the options. 

Le chat et le diamant -  sur planche de skateboard en érable, fabriquée au Québec.