• 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 2009
  • Black Meridian

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  • 2009
  • Black Meridian

Visual identity of Black Meridian, UX and UI company

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