Thank You For Smoking
Thank You For Smoking

Thank You For Smoking

April 18 th 2008
Thank You For Smoking

In this informal portrait, Pierre Bourreau—the designer responsible for the layout of the print edition of Comment magazine—strikes a satirical pose in a quasi-self-deprecating caricature of himself. It's not easy to be a smoker these days—kicked outside in subzero temperatures, the endless brow beating of scientific research and marginalization in pop culture. "These days when someone smokes in the movies they're either a psychopath or European" (from the movie Thank you for Smoking, 2005).

Pierre is no psychopath. But he is French. Pierre suffers the self-righteous in stride by mischievously claiming, "My mama didn't raise no quitter".

Excerpt from Artist Statement

"Creation is a constant inspiration for me and the human experience a constant challenge. I value life, especially the one I have been given, for which I give thanks every day. I am forever indebted to family, friends, colleagues, clients and everyone else who has impacted my life in a positive way. To pay back what is owed is impossible but I hope that by contributing positively in all I do, I can express the sense of gratitude that fills me."

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Jason Bouwman
 
Jason Bouwman

Jason Bouwman is owner and principle creative of Compass Creative Studio. He is also a painter, illustrator, designer, and sometimes photographer.

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