• 2018
  • Kantia — Artha

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  • 2018
  • Kantia — Artha

The incessant storms of the 18th century defeated the natural defenses that were protecting the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In the middle of the 19th century, Napoleon III ordered the construction of dykes in Socoa, Sainte Barbe et Artha, that have been part of the landscape since the 20th century. Nicolas Waltefaugle's photographs show the relentless fight of these constructions against the ocean. They are printed in 2 colors, matt black and a spectacular chrome ink, exclusive to Lézard graphique silkscreen workshop, which reflects light like a mirror. The series of 8 posters (5 landscape and 3 portrait formats) are available at www.kantia.eu

  • Kantia, éditeur d’images
  • 700 × 500 mm
  • Silkscreen, 2 colors
  • Lézard graphique
  • Typeface:
  • Metallic duotone Kantia
  • 2013
  • Kantia — Hommage à Pavlovski

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  • 2013
  • Kantia — Hommage à Pavlovski

Born in Russia, André Pavlovski (1891-1961) brought modernism to basque architecture in the 1930s. For its first publication, I proposed to Kantia editor, based in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (in a beautiful Pavlovski house) to imagine a series of poster inspired by his most emblematic work, the Harbor Lights of the city. Two asymetrical towers, on both sides of the port, one in white and red (Saint-Jean) the other in white and green (Ciboure). I studied Pavlovsky architecural vocabulary, made of flat asymetrical surfaces and geometry, and proposed a complex graphic system to produce a series of posters. 4 compositions present one view of Saint-Jean, one of Ciboure, and two of both harbor lights, in 3 colors : Blue, Red and Green. Blue defines the sky and the silhouettes of the buildings : printed in split fountain, it evolves from dawn to dusk. The composition allows green and red colors to be combined upside up and upside down, to reveal several views of the harbors, and create imaginary ones. In one single print-run, 168 different posters were produced with Lézard Graphique, in Brumath. Some posters are still available at www.kantia.eu.

  • Kantia, éditeur d’images
  • 550 × 850 mm
  • Silkscreen, 3 colors
  • Lézard graphique
  • Typeface:
  • split fountain Kantia
  • 2018
  • Kantia — Artha 2

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  • 2018
  • Kantia — Artha 2

The incessant storms of the 18th century defeated the natural defenses that were protecting the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In the middle of the 19th century, Napoleon III ordered the construction of dykes in Socoa, Sainte Barbe et Artha, that have been part of the landscape since the 20th century. Nicolas Waltefaugle's photographs show the relentless fight of these constructions against the ocean. They are printed in 2 colors, matt black and a spectacular chrome ink, exclusive to Lézard graphique silkscreen workshop, which reflects light like a mirror. The series of 8 posters (5 landscape and 3 portrait formats) are available at www.kantia.eu

  • Kantia, éditeur d’images
  • 500 × 700 mm
  • Silkscreen, 2 colors
  • Lézard graphique
  • Typeface:
  • Metallic duotone Kantia
  • 2013
  • Kantia — Typeface

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  • 2013
  • Kantia — Typeface

Custom typeface for Kantia, éditeur d’images in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

  • 2013
  • Kantia — Hommage à Pavlovski poster

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  • 2013
  • Kantia — Hommage à Pavlovski poster

Poster of the exhibition “Hommage à Pavlovsky”, by Thomas Huot-Marchand and Kantia editor. 26 posters of the series were presented at the Rotonde, a beautiful circular gallery by Robert Mallet-Stevens in Saint-Jean ded red Luz, in Spring 2013.

  • 2013
  • Kantia — Exposition

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  • 2013
  • Kantia — Exposition

Born in Russia, André Pavlovski (1891-1961) brought modernism to basque architecture in the 1930s. For its first publication, I proposed to Kantia editor, based in Saint-Jean-de-Luz (in a beautiful Pavlovski house) to imagine a series of poster inspired by his most emblematic work, the Harbor Lights of the city. Two asymetrical towers, on both sides of the port, one in white and red (Saint-Jean) the other in white and green (Ciboure). I studied Pavlovsky architecural vocabulary, made of flat asymetrical surfaces and geometry, and proposed a complex graphic system to produce a series of posters. 4 compositions present one view of Saint-Jean, one of Ciboure, and two of both harbor lights, in 3 colors : Blue, Red and Green. Blue defines the sky and the silhouettes of the buildings : printed in split fountain, it evolves from dawn to dusk. The composition allows green and red colors to be combined upside up and upside down, to reveal several views of the harbors, and create imaginary ones. In one single print-run, 168 different posters were produced with Lézard Graphique, in Brumath. Some posters are still available at www.kantia.eu. 26 posters of the series were presented at the Rotonde, a beautiful circular gallery by Robert Mallet-Stevens in Saint-Jean de Luz, in Spring 2013.

  • Kantia, éditeur d’images
  • 550 × 850 mm
  • Silkscreen, 3 colors
  • Lézard graphique
  • Typeface:
  • exhibition Kantia