Tom & Leo is a graphic design and art direction studio based in Paris who's clients include-L'Officiel, Get Physical, Flammarion, Free Your Funk, la Scam*, St Gobain PAM, la RATP, Because, Circus Company, Universal, Le Bonbon, AirFrance, Marie-Claire, , Christophe Pillet, and Abalos+Sentkiewicz, as well as many others.
How did Tom & Leo begin?
Tom : We met when we were 13, Leo came to me and asked for my name. When I told him, he thought it was a joke (don't know why) so he introduced himself as Bob. An hour later we were eating together and talking about graffiti. After the college, we both went to the ESAG Penninghen graphic design school in Paris. After graduating and traveling around we decided to set up our own company Tom & Léo, a mutli disciplinary graphic design studio. We're polyvalent and work on lots of different "support", web, print, adds, etc.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
Tom & Léo : We both have different waves of inspirations and that's how our design come true : when we mix our techniques, our visions. We love the work of luminary painters like Lazar Lissitzky and all the Bauhaus movement. We love the photographic work of William Klein. The music is also a great source of inspiration. At the studio, there's always music on. From jazz to hip-hop, funk, disco or electronic music, what we listen to influences the mood of the day.
Favorite clients/projects so far ?
Tom : The perfect client is the one who appreciates your work, gives you a lot of liberty and don't ask for too much communication back and forth.
Tom & Léo : Big budget, lots of travel, sunshine, love and music are good for creativity
Do you work with clients abroad ?
Tom & Léo : Not so much cause we don't have any agency who represent us abroad yet… But it'll come one day we hope.
Anything else youd like to share with our "creative" audience?
Tom & Léo : Dont expect any changes in your life if you don't change the time of your alarm clock