• 2009
  • Mégaphone

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  • 2009
  • Mégaphone

Poster of the 1st edition of the festival Mégaphone, organised by Why Note and Zutique associations in Dijon. Typeset in a custom weight of Garaje, Ultra Black.

  • 2012
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Posters

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  • 2012
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Posters

Posters for the season 2012-2013 of the Scène nationale de Besançon. An image never appears alone: two are superimposed, one in blue, the other in red, which creates surprising encounters. Despite the huge diversity of the iconography, often provided by the companies, this radical treatment gives a global consistency to the series. These posters can be seen through anaglyphic lenses.

  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Programme

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  • 2013
  • Scène nationale de Besançon — Programme

Annual programme for the season 2013-2014 of the Scène nationale de Besançon.

  • 2019
  • Les 2 Scènes — Saison

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  • 2019
  • Les 2 Scènes — Saison

Annual poster for the season 2019-2020 of Les 2 Scènes, in collaboration with Jochen Gerner (illustrations).

  • 2017
  • Les 2 Scènes

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  • 2017
  • Les 2 Scènes

Annual poster for the season 2017-2018 of Les 2 Scènes. Developed in augmented reality : the printed poster activate a video and online contents, via a specific app.

  • 2020
  • Garaje Wide

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  • 2020
  • Garaje Wide

Garaje takes its inspiration both from the alphabets of the Bauhaus school and the vernacular inscriptions of Spanish garage owners: two worlds that share a desire to reduce typographic forms to simple geometric elements. At the Bauhaus this geometrization is ideological: it represents a rejection of tradition and the affirmation of an objective and rational vocabulary. With garage owners it is a simple matter of logic, certainly due to an ignorance of tradition. It is somewhat naïve to wish to reduce the shapes of the alphabet to elementary forms. Perfect geometrical forms seem less than perfect to our eyes: type Design abounds with optical corrections that compensate for our perception of forms.
Garaje plays specifically with this paradox: its construction is rigorously geometrical, anchored to a scalable modular grid, with no optical correction. A perfectly objective system, but a typographical aberration, simultaneously right and wrong. For the last 20 years, I have extended this family in every direction, to the point of absurdity: extremely narrow or outlandishly wide letterforms, all built from the same modules. Today it is a complete system, available in 44 widths and 5 weights. The complete family counts 445 fonts, hundreds of thousands of glyphs, and zero contrast: Garaje is a typeface which is at the same time brutal and playful, rational and naïve. Garaje Wide subfamily goes from 0505 (5 on 5 grid) to 05015 (5 on 15 grid) and includes 55 fonts + 1 variable font. Its construction allows to compose in many widths without changing the stem weight.
Available at 205TF.
Online specimen

  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Themes

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  • 2014
  • Les 2 Scènes — Themes

Thematical posters for the season 2014-2015 of the Scène nationale de Besançon. The screens are mixed during printing, to obtain several versions of the posters, superimposing the colors and the images.

  • 2018
  • Les 2 Scènes

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  • 2018
  • Les 2 Scènes

Annual poster for the season 2018-2019 of Les 2 Scènes. Developed in augmented reality : the printed poster activate a video and online contents, via a specific app. Selected in Chaumont design graphique festival

  • 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
  • 2016
  • Les 2 Scènes — Orchestre

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  • 2016
  • Les 2 Scènes — Orchestre

Posters for the season 2015-2016 of Les 2 Scènes, for the concerts of the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté.

  • 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.

  • 2016
  • Les 2 Scènes — Programme

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  • 2016
  • Les 2 Scènes — Programme

Annual programme for the season 2016-2017 of Les 2 Scènes. 80 p.

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