• 2017
  • America × be pôles

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  • 2017
  • America × be pôles

Launched by François Busnel and Éric Fottorino, this mook tells of America, its beauty, but also its faults and cracks. Each quarter, the greatest French and American writers are invited to become the memorialists of an extraordinary era. 4 issues for 4 years: the time of Donald Trump’s presidential term.
For the header, I designed a custom lettering inspired by American typefaces, something between Woody Allen and Ralph Lauren. Lowercase m is an obvious reference to Windsor, but the wordmark is sturdier.

  • 2010
  • Musée d’Orsay

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  • 2010
  • Musée d’Orsay

The Musée d’Orsay wanted, in 2010, to renew its typography, returning to the typeface defined in its original visual identity, developed by Bruno Monguzzi and Jean Widmer (1986). The museum will was to update Walbaum, cut by Justus Erich Walbaum (around 1830), then unique typographic voice of the institution. With Philippe Millot, we defined a family of «cousins» of Walbaum, in styles that appeared later in the 19th century. For text typefaces, a Grotesk (sans serif and bold), and a Typewriter (slab serifs, low contrast, and light). For display typefaces, the uppercase present variations of texture in the manner of 19th century display type. Unfortunately, the Museum barely used this new typeface system.

  • 2015
  • Le Pigalle × be pôles

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  • 2015
  • Le Pigalle × be pôles

Le Pigalle is a hotel in the eponymous district of Paris. The agency be-poles (Paris / New York) commissioned me to create its custom typeface, which is inspired by the vernacular signs and inscriptions of this lively and typical district. Photos © Benoît Linero

  • 2017
  • Le Barn × be pôles

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  • 2017
  • Le Barn × be pôles

Cast iron is used on all signage and property objects, in a wide range of techniques: enamel plates, sign painting, silscreen, embroidery, etc.

  • 2017
  • Park MGM Las Vegas × be pôles

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  • 2017
  • Park MGM Las Vegas × be pôles

Park MGM is the new name of the famous Hotel Montecarlo, on the Las Vegas Strip (Nevada). It is owned by the Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The agency be-poles (Paris / New York) commissioned me to design the exclusive typeface of the hotel, used for its interior and exterior signage, and all of its communication.
Rather than the excessive and often caricatured image of the hotels in the city, the visual identity of the Park MGM chooses elegance, with a very refined interior design. Likewise, the typography created for signage is inspired by the proportions of classic Roman capitals, with a more contemporary design. The signs were manufactured in Las Vegas by Yesco. The interior signs are extruded, with an inverted triangular cut, and backlit. The outdoor signs, on top of the building, are absolutely gigantic: letters are 5 meters high.
Photos ©Benoît Linero ©Patrick Chin ©Reynald Philippe ©Thomas HM

  • 2016
  • Tardy — Typeface

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  • 2016
  • Tardy — Typeface

Custom typeface for the Atelier d’architecture Tardy & associés, Besançon

  • 2013
  • Entrevues

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  • 2013
  • Entrevues

For the visual identity of the Film Festival Entrevues Belfort, I typographically tranposed the name of the event, inter-views, in a very literal way. This to evoke, of course, the cinematographic film.
Letters are cropped between multiple lines : I used the Open Source fonts League Gothic, by the League of Moveable Type, as a base for the all-caps custom typeface.

  • 2011
  • Garaje Hangar 23

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  • 2011
  • Garaje Hangar 23

Hangar 23 is a theater in Rouen, in western France. Its programming offers a very broad spectrum, from theater to dance, and from circus to world music. To illustrate this variety, but also the context of the Hangar surrounded by the port and containers, I created a monospace version of Garaje 0703 Black, with many alternates, which color the message differently. Unpublished

  • 2016
  • Cuillier × be-pôles

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  • 2016
  • Cuillier × be-pôles

Wordmark for Cuillier, coffee shop in Paris. In collaboration with be-pôles Paris

  • 2008
  • Calendario Groupama

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  • 2008
  • Calendario Groupama

Custom lettering for the 2008 calendar of Groupama Assicurazioni (Roma, IT), in partnership with the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici

  • 2019
  • Starmania × be pôles

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  • 2019
  • Starmania × be pôles

Custom lettering for the French musical Starmania, by Michel Berger and Luc Plamondon (1979), coming back in 2021. Art direction: be-pôles Paris

  • 2012
  • La Coursive

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  • 2012
  • La Coursive

La Coursive is a structure based in Dijon which supports companies in the cultural and creative industries. It is located in a singular building, where passageways, between the floors, give access to the apartments located above and below. To illustrate both this principle, the facade of the building, but also the circulation of knowledge and skills within this structure, I developed an Inline version of Garaje, where the letters are open and communicate with each other. With the help of Guillaume Delamarche, intern at the studio. Unpublished

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