Arctic circle - typography

Some examples of street typography found in the Lofoten Islands. It’s with no surprise that I found only sans serif type in such a northern country.

Arctic circle

We always speak about aurora borealis and it’s probably a bit unfair not to mention the daylight which is incredible as well. During the period of the midnight sun (june-july), the light gets a special colour. Between 6pm and 3am, it varies between white and yellow with the sun beams going between the top of the mountains.

The whole economy of the Lofoten islands relies on local and independent fishing activities. From January to March the skrei (cod fishery) migrates to the Lofoten. 30% of the skrei dry during 2-3 month to become stockfish, mainly for exportation. The head is separated from the body and is sold to Nigeria. 80 to 90% of the bodies are send to Italy. Drying flakes covered by fish become part of the landscape.

Arctic circleJust coming back from a mind blowing trip in the Arctic circle in the Lofoten Island; travelling is definitely an amazing source of inspiration! I am preparing a few posts to share with you the amazing landscapes and light they have, as well as northern typography of course!

Arctic circle

Just coming back from a mind blowing trip in the Arctic circle in the Lofoten Island; travelling is definitely an amazing source of inspiration! I am preparing a few posts to share with you the amazing landscapes and light they have, as well as northern typography of course!

Big news, big project !

Great news from the French library where I did my installation back in October (see the project here). The ephemeral installation which was supposed to stay only for two weeks is still on. They liked it so much that they asked me to work on a new project with them.

I have been commissioned to do the environmental graphics of their major event “Tout Mulhouse Lit”. This event which takes place between October and November attract each year several thousand of people.

I am really excited and happy to work with them on this project. More news coming soon!

El Deyma

The new badges for El Deyma have finally arrived! Come at the next gig and get yours for free.

Check the next gig on their website: http://www.eldeyma.com

And for more info about El Deyma visual identity, it’s here.


Nick Bell Design - Auction Fourteen

Auction Fourteen is a fundraising event for the University of Lincoln BA (Hons) Graphic Design end of year show. They have contacted Nick Bell Design to ask us to participate to their fundraising by designing a postcard on a piece of paper they provided.

Our card entitled “Dopamine” has been laser cut to the finest holes possible today: 0.75mm.

Redhouse with Nick Bell Design

The Redhouse is a n
ew arts complex in Wales. Emerging in an environment which has suffered years of economic decline, Redhouse will become a catalyst for cultural regeneration.

Nick Bell Design has been commissioned to design a permanent exhibition which traces the history of the area through a series of pannels incorporating text, image, sound and video. The panels installed on rails allow a great flexibility as they can be easily changed.

While I was working at Nick Bell Design, I assisted David Sudlow on the latest stages of this project.

French Poetry
Par où la terre finit, Yves BonnefoyPart 3

French Poetry

Par où la terre finit, Yves Bonnefoy
Part 3

French Poetry
Par où la terre finit, Yves BonnefoyPart 2

French Poetry

Par où la terre finit, Yves Bonnefoy
Part 2

French poetryInspired by the minimalism of Richard Long and its use of Gill Sans, I made some experimentations with a poem of Yves Bonnefoy entitled: Par où la terre finit (which means Where the world’s end)
Yves Bonnefoy had a great influence on post-war french literature and has been associated with the surrealist movement in Paris. His works examines the meaning of both the written and spoken word.Yves Bonnefoy is my favourite author and I wanted to celebrate his inspirational work with a layout that would reflect the semantic of his poems.
This poem is divided into 10 parts and I will publish them in the next few weeks.

French poetry

Inspired by the minimalism of Richard Long and its use of Gill Sans, I made some experimentations with a poem of Yves Bonnefoy entitled: Par où la terre finit (which means Where the world’s end)

Yves Bonnefoy had a great influence on post-war french literature and has been associated with the surrealist movement in Paris. His works examines the meaning of both the written and spoken word.

Yves Bonnefoy is my favourite author and I wanted to celebrate his inspirational work with a layout that would reflect the semantic of his poems.


This poem is divided into 10 parts and I will publish them in the next few weeks.

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