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Design Editorial

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Design Editorial

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Editorial Design

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Editorial Design

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Communication of an event

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Communication of an event

Studio project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Arthur Seguin – Vers

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Arthur Seguin – Vers

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

“Vers” is a socially and politically-committed newspaper that addresses eco-socialism, a movement that aspires to change consumerist and productivist mentalities by strengthening human relationships. This newspaper/manifesto aims to simplify and make more accessible the ideas of Michael Lowe, the movement’s main instigator. The deliberately hectic graphic design serves the voice of the people and fuels the debate between the philosophies of the current system and eco-socialist suggestions. The journal thus intends to question and encourage readers to react…

Basile Fournier – Read only Memory

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Basile Fournier – Read only Memory

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Guy Meldem

“Read only Memory” is a speculative and fictitious design project that describes the concept of mind uploading through photographic images of landscapes taken by my grandfather, that symbolise his memories. It takes the form of a short film, with the aim of imagining how the transfer of a memory could be created and transformed into digital data that one could re-experience endlessly.

Jean Reynaud – Cosmic Journey

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Jean Reynaud – Cosmic Journey

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Jonathan Hares

When I began to take an interest in the world of music, Daniele Baldelli was my first reference. Through an interactive cross-media project, “Cosmic Journey” addresses cosmic sound, a musical subculture founded by Daniele Baldelli. From Rimini to Lazise via Cattolica, cosmic sound is not a style of music, but a way of mixing. https://cosmic.Jean-Rene-Jean.dev

Andréa Uldry – Holy Masculinity

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Andréa Uldry – Holy Masculinity

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

Are boys and men ultimately designed and destined to be strong, fighters, heads of households? This anthology addresses and recontextualises what masculinity is, how it has developed and where it stands today. What if we rethought masculinities, since they are indeed manifold? Through various texts, accounts and self-portraits, we discover a sample group of men from real life, what they think and how they feel about themselves.

Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

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Arnaud Claret – La librairie magique

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Aurèle Sack

Mention Excellent “La librairie magique” features an optimised reading experience for dyslexic children thanks to a website. The project offers modular personalisation of the texts using the “Dyslexia Variable” font as well as many specific functions to meet their needs. In order to provide ideal reading comfort, the site enables users to adjust the form, the differentiation of letters between them and the layout of the texts. It opens up a new path to provide these children with better access to reading and to help them enjoy it.

Editorial Design

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Editorial Design

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Thomas Prost – From Public to Public

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Thomas Prost – From Public to Public

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

From Public to Public is a research project that explores how public debates are communicated. With the advent of communication tools, the number of actors taking part in these debates has increased. Because of its media coverage, I chose the theme of climate change and compared a scientific report to a citizen manifesto in an edition. This book is composed of 4 different analyses and studies the construction of these 2 texts. This research is complemented by a browser plug-in, which serves as a tool for the reader to continue these analyses.

Giulia Ferla – Ordinaire singulier, antiguide de Berlin

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Giulia Ferla – Ordinaire singulier, antiguide de Berlin

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Ordinaire singulier, antiguide de Berlin presents an unconventional way to discover  a city and to look at it. We choose to validate our life experiences through pictures that disconnect us from reality and urge us to look for whatever passes as picturesque. My reflections are based on the work of five important thinkers and are presented in an experimental and purposefully provocative form, using the page as a support and a pacing tool. My own writings and the analogue photos I took during my visits to Berlin give a personal insight into this very symbolic city. All this situates human consciousness in space and time.

Clio Hadjigeorgiou – Κυπριώτικο Σκετς / [kipri’otiko skets] / Cypriot Sketch

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Clio Hadjigeorgiou – Κυπριώτικο Σκετς / [kipri’otiko skets] / Cypriot Sketch

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Diego Bontognali

Cypriot dialect was first broadcast in the media through radio in 1950. Via three  stories by Andreas Koukkides, Cypriot Sketch highlights some cultural and linguistic elements of Cypriot dialect. The language barrier is no longer an obstacle but a communication challenge. Compound words, proverbs and phrases are translated visually and in a playful manner. Considerable linguistic borrowing happened as a glossary of loanwords shows at the end of the book; the words are all taken from the transcribed stories and are translated into the related languages of the dialect.

Editorial Design

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Editorial Design

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Heat

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Heat

Heat aspires to raise awareness about global climate change trends and forecasts by using and synthesizing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climat Change (IPCC) reports. The book compares the current climate situation with environmental projections and the solutions the reports suggests.  National Geographic archive pictures of earthly landscapes enliven the book. Just like global warming, randomly script-generated pictures gradually clutter the book, pointing out the urgency of the situation.

Sounds Like A Choice

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Sounds Like A Choice

To talk about privileges, one inevitably has to consider the implications and intersectionality of existing power structures. From the inner conflict of being shaped by a society that perpetuates your inferiority, to the empowerment of recognizing strength in differences, each statement comes with the baggage of having certain experiences, and the context of “who says it”.The aim of this work is to use graphic design and language as tools in attempting to grasp the intangible in everyday situations and to create room for discussion in the work itself as well as in its ongoing inquiry.

I am

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I am

Through the ages, Man has enjoyed heroes, be they from real or mythical stories. From abstract fantasy to direct identification, the cult of the hero continues to fascinate. This project focuses on films from recent decades. A common pattern between all these heroic journeys seems to emerge. How is this narrative structure exploited? Between choices, trials and challenges,  I am depicts, in the manner of a graphic novel, the shared destinies of these contemporary film heroes. Image-and-word intertwined compositions evolve along a single narrative.

Maximilien Pellegrini – Artefact Analogique

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Maximilien Pellegrini – Artefact Analogique

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Jonathan Hares

Artefact Analogique is a photographic study and observation work defining and questioning the image development process. Images are put together using various predefined forms and tools, which have been selected according to their graphical potential. After this allocation, a merger process is put into place. Once this has been done, the result is subjected to analogical phenomena such as projection, reflection, rotation and vibration, causing visual reactions.

Portrait

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Portrait

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Political/Futuristic/Historical/Demagogue/Slanderous Portrait Two different layouts of a strictly identical content, in two publications: A – small (+/- A5) B – big (+ A4)

Popular initiatives

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Popular initiatives

Communication of a political campaign

Laura-Issé Tusevo – Diccionario Lukumí-Español

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Laura-Issé Tusevo – Diccionario Lukumí-Español

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

The Diccionario Lukumí-Español is a major editorial work on the lukumí language that has emerged in the Yoruba community of Cuba. This dictionary presents itself as a practical answer to the problem of knowledge’s transmission on an island where communism and clandestinity still reign supreme.  Through the complex and protean iconography of the Santería, I was able to address the issues related to the notion of auctoriality in contents' creation. This work allowed me to familiarize myself with the fieldwork, its possibilities and its limits.

Thomas Le Provost – Intramonde

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Thomas Le Provost – Intramonde

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

Intramonde aims to introduce the subject of quantum physics to those who are not familiar with it. The visual and conceptual structure of the book is designed analogically with the central principle of quantum physics which represents the law of fate. Each model contains a unique sequence of images, layouts and illustrations due to the algorithm scripting, hence every book is non-identical.

Marine Giraudo – Uréthane

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Marine Giraudo – Uréthane

Diploma project with Vincent Jacquier, Diego Bontognali, Jonathan Hares

«Uréthane» is an immersive experienced through Virtual Reality. It is a personal interpretation of the fashion designer’s work Vanessa Schindler, which aims to communicate visually and in three dimensions the universe of her latest collection.  Virtual Reality seemed to me to be a new, rich and appropriate medium to explore within the field of Graphic Design and more specifically by associating it to fashion. Collaborations, visual experimentations and the learning of new techniques are elements that have contributed to my pleasure in carrying out this project.

Clément Gicquel – Finders Keepers Leaders

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Clément Gicquel – Finders Keepers Leaders

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

Finders Keepers Leaders is about a contemporary controversy over the privatization of space resources, based on the opposition of two major legal texts. While one is at the origin of the complete pacification of space, for precisely 50 years, the other suggest a free appropriation of space resources by private company, initiating a global rush to the space resources. Decided unilaterally under the guidance of progress, this document raises political, ecological and geopolitical issues threatening a fragile global balance.

Amaury Hamon – Grandmaster Mind

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Amaury Hamon – Grandmaster Mind

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

Fascinated by the age of externalization of memory we live in, I inquired about its antagonist: the Art of Memory. Grandmaster Mind is an initiatory journey through mnemonic techniques. From beginner to Grandmaster, the book travels through the re-encoding of mundane datas (lists, numbers…) into memorable visual narratives.  The design is built on the duality between data and its mental projection. The digital aesthetic acts as a personal database of pre-existing memories and knowledge—a key to visualize to-be-remembered informations.

Das Kriminalmuseum

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Das Kriminalmuseum

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

SELECT * WHERE {landform = island} FILTER {population = 0}

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SELECT * WHERE {landform = island} FILTER {population = 0}

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

The index of the deserted islands is a request adressed to wikipedias database. 855  entries recorded by its contributors on uninhabited islands. Data, points on the map, vectoriel shapes stimulate concrete spaces and offer refuge to imagination. A repertory of graphic codes has been defined to stake out this narrative. Fabricated by the means available (photographs, cyanotypes, symbols) images include the unknown, report fictitious explorations lulled by the enumeration and repetition.

Naomi Gallay – From Dawn to Dusk Stay Aware

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Naomi Gallay – From Dawn to Dusk Stay Aware

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

The water element always fascinates me and gives me inspiration. This place is  pleasant, attractive, and at the same time frightening and dangerous. In order to face the ocean's unpredictability, observation, behavior and intuition are the only keys we have access to. In this approach, I propose, on behalf of the lifeguards' association of California, an ocean safety campaign offering newspapers and towels. The goal is to disclose important details to know, to observe and to apply so as to avoid an idyllic mood change into a nightmare.

Wikipedia

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Wikipedia

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

UNESCO

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UNESCO

Studio project with Diego Bontognali, Ian Party, Nicole Udry

Promotional communication of 11 Swiss goods world heritage of UNESCO.

Summer University Buenos Aires

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Summer University Buenos Aires

Other with Diego Bontognali, Jonas Wandeler, Angelo Benedetto

Nolan Paparelli – Everett Font Family

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Nolan Paparelli – Everett Font Family

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Ian Party

Everett is a grotesque font family. It’s a font with a symmetrical structure, an organic drawing and a digital flavour. I worked on typographic details adding a high tension while keeping reading comfort. The goal was to find the right balance between a font that is graphic and fluid. Five different cuts form a coherent family, offering various design solutions ranging from magazine to poster.

Clémence Chatel – Hijab Collection

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Clémence Chatel – Hijab Collection

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Nowadays, veiled women in Beirut seem to be displaying rather than concealing their beauty. The Islamic veil no longer functions as a symbol of modesty. Girls wearing rings in their noses follow the latest trends without renouncing religion. To express this modern life graced with a certain level of liberalism, I designed brightly coloured hijabs that reflect the complex realities of a country with multiple identities and contradictions. I also produced a newspaper highlighting the cultural mix in Lebanon and the stereotype of young women torn between western cultures and societal pressure.

Frederik Mahler-Andersen – RE:STADIA

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Frederik Mahler-Andersen – RE:STADIA

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Ian Party

The stadium is the fusion between architecture and sport, providing a structure to host spectators for various events. While the sport hasn’t changed much over the years, the architecture surrounding the field finds itself in a constant state of flux. RE:STADIA explores the future of the stadium. This catalogue enters into a dialogue between architecture and sport, and aims to compare new concepts of stadium architecture by looking at their context, forms, associations and reactions.

Anne Stock – The Strangers in My Body

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Anne Stock – The Strangers in My Body

Diploma project with Ludovic Balland, Diego Bontognali

The Strangers in my Body is an interpretation of the story of Eve, a woman who discovered her multiple personalities with the help of two psychologists. The first case of Multiple Identity Disorder, 1950. Besides the psychological discovery of her disease, the book also shows how she lived with and discovered new personalities over a period of four years. Interviews under hypnosis, case studies about her disease, diary entries as well as a series of portraits with minimal changes complement the story behind the twenty-two different faces of Eve.

Lilian Kim – Sajin Sajeon

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Lilian Kim – Sajin Sajeon

Diploma project with Diego Bontognali, Gilles Gavillet

This book is a lexicon of untranslatable Korean words that are related to my origins. Untranslatability happens when it is hard to find a one-to-one equivalence from the source language to the target language. In an effort to get closer to those meanings, I visualize the concepts through archive photographs. The reader can look at each word individually, whereas the book as a whole reveals Korean culture through the history of my family. This collection of 100 words was organized in Korean alphabetical order and came from associations, memories and introspection.

Exposition

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Exposition

Studio project with Nicole Udry, Diego Bontognali, Ian Party

Réalisation d’un projet autour d’une exposition.

Music Posters

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Music Posters

Studio project with Diego Bontognali

Posters about a Music Category. Visualisation, Information & Interpretation