Steeven Salvat is a talented French artist, typographist and illustrator from Menton, who’s currently based in Paris. His latest personal project “Mechanical / Biological [Crustacean Study]” was inspired by old biological studies with each piece taking at least 30 hours of work to complete. Salvat imagined intricate clockwork mechanisms that might animate the rigid exteriors of crabs, lobsters, and crayfish. He even went so far as to add cool little touches like light bulbs for eyes, modified species names and fake museum stamps that really make each of the creations feel like you’re staring at something unearthed from a journal that’s centuries old.
It’s done with 0.13mm Rotring on homemade ancient paper colored with tea.