Not much is known about David Rappeneau. He goes by the pseudonym Prince Diamond and creates illustrations of detached, languid characters in the thralls of drugs and desperate situations. Everyone is hyper cool, sexual, and disinterested. Sort of like the French New Wave hitting Tumblr. I believe Rappeneau is a French skater, or at least, I want to believe that.
The Prince Diamond Tumblr is a fantastic journey through the phases of Rappeneau’s illustration career. His style has evolved dramatically over the years but his subject matter and approach have remained consistent. The earlier work shows promise but the work of the last three or four years has been incredibly strong. Very much work checking out.
See more at David Rappeneau’s Tumblr.
All artwork © David Rappeneau.