• 2015
  • Biennale de Lyon — project

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  • 2015
  • Biennale de Lyon — project

Ralph Rugoff, guest curator of 2015 Biennale de Lyon: “The impulse to announce a clean break from the past, to instigate a rupture with tradition, is the modernist gesture par excellence. Is it possible then, that our recurring desire to declare the end of the modern era is, in fact, merely a symptom of the modernity it aspires to bury? […] La vie moderne, the 13th edition of the Biennale de Lyon, sets out to explore this possibility. Its title unavoidably evokes echoes of earlier, and perhaps more optimistic, moments in history, but rather than its potential irony, what drew me to use this title was its ambiguity.” Invited to design the visual identity of the event, my (rejected) project was to propose an oversized identity manual, playing with the principles of modernist graphic design of the 60's. Rather than applying this guidelines to the communication, the manual itself (as an abstract of ideal uses) becomes the communication. It's, of course, typeset in Neue Haas Grotesk.

  • 2015
  • Zutique

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  • 2015
  • Zutique

Visual identity of Zutique Productions (hip-hop, electro and world music) in Dijon. I designed a custom lettering and several patterns. Used as patchs, they form a Z in the middle of the posters. With the help of Samia Charef, intern at the studio.

  • 2008
  • Théâtre musical de Besançon — Identity

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  • 2008
  • Théâtre musical de Besançon — Identity

Le Théâtre musical de Besançon (dir. Loïc Boissier) was created in 2008: it occupies Besançon Municipal Theater, an exceptional building by Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. The theater is designed according to a very innovative circular plan for the time (1786), which made it possible, in Ledoux's initial project, to see the scene from everywhere. This aspect is represented in a famous engraving, “View of the Besançon Theater in an eye”. This eye and the circle are the basis of the visual identity that I designed for the Theater. To illustrate the richness and variety of its programming, an extensive color code (which covers the entire spectrum) makes it possible to identify the different registers. The character used is the Bodoni ITC, from Sumner Stone, my favorite digital revival of the typeface cut by Giambattista Bodoni in the same year as the construction of this theater. It’s been progressively replaced by my own revival, shown here in the logotype : Mononi, a mono-linear Bodoni.

  • 2010
  • Le mur de l’école

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  • 2010
  • Le mur de l’école

Besançon school of fine arts is based on a modernist building by Josep Luis Sert (1972). With Rainer Oldendorf and students, we defined a signage system composed in Garaje 0503 Monospace Black, used for the logotype I designed at the time. Letters were reproduced in 2 sizes, A4 and A6. Rainer Oldendorf and Gilles Picouet engraved litterally the concrete wall of the main entrance, to inscribe physically this 750-units grid on the building. The paper letters were directly stuck on the wall, to announce the events of the school, forming a continuous palimpsest.

  • 2007
  • Musiques de Rues Identity

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  • 2007
  • Musiques de Rues Identity

Visual identity of Musiques de Rues, a festival of contemporary brass bands and artistic interventions in public space. It mixes zebras, fluorescent inks and Garaje.

  • 2005
  • Centre d'examen du permis de conduire

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  • 2005
  • Centre d'examen du permis de conduire

Sign for the new building of the Centre (architect : Philippe Donzé, Besançon). Some letters are replaced by real road signs, which reflect the light of car headlights. Photos © Nicolas Waltefaugle

  • 1 % artistique Ministère de l’Écologie, du Transport et du Logement
  • Alucobon, prismatic adhesive film
  • Courvoisier, Saône
  • Typeface: Garaje
  • signage architecture Besançon
  • 2017
  • Image Republic

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  • 2017
  • Image Republic

Logotype and custom lettering for Image Republic, Paris. Image Republic publishes posters, postcards and notebooks with famous illustration artists all over the world. website

  • 2017
  • Bibliothèques de Nancy

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  • 2017
  • Bibliothèques de Nancy

Visual identity of the Bibliothèques de Nancy.

  • 2012
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Anaglyphs

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  • 2012
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Anaglyphs

Custom anaglyphic glasses designed for the launch of the new identity of Les 2 Scènes, in Besançon.

  • 2017
  • 52 Battant

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  • 2017
  • 52 Battant

Wordmark and visual identity for 52 Battant, a gallery, information center and co-working place for creative people in Besançon. A set of pictograms was developed with Vincent Jacquin (Small Studio).

  • 2019
  • La Fabrike

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  • 2019
  • La Fabrike

Visual identity and custom typeface for La Fabrike, architecture studio based in Besançon. In collaboration with Baptiste Plantin. Photos by Nicolas Waltefaugle, website by Thomas Bouville.

  • 2009
  • Utopies & innovations — Identity

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  • 2009
  • Utopies & innovations — Identity

The Métropole Rhin-Rhône area has brought together several cities between France, Switzerland and Germany, connected in 2010 by a high-speed train line. To materialize this network, a major cultural operation was imagined, utopies & innovations. Under the general curation of Laurent Gerverau, these are 12 local themes, and dozens of exhibitions that are scheduled throughout 2010, around these concepts.
It seemed difficult to illustrate these concepts with a single image: also, I preferred to propose an alphabet, which constitutes the visual identity, and ensures the link between the multiple variations. It is used to compose the logotype, which was designed when the Metropolis had only 9 cities; they were symbolized by the 9 points that appeared in the words "utopias & innovations", like 9 points on a map, network, route ... The metropolis then moved to 16 cities, but the logo remained the same.
All the posters of utopias & innovations are built on the same template, and are based on the typography that was created exclusively for the project. The titles and the modules that compose them are pretexts for games of forms, accompanied by dotted lines. AB B-Dot2 and AB B-Line by André Baldinger are used as accompaniment.
On the generic poster is superimposed on the geography of the territory (the Rhine, the Rhône, the borders and the cities of the network) an imaginary cartography. We find there the detail of the visuals of each city: molecules, plant, mechanical, or abstract forms.
In collaboration with Adélaïde Racca and Sébastien Truchet.

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