François
Rappo

Enseignements

Didot Vafflard semester project by Dávid Molnár

TYPE DESIGN

Didot Vafflard semester project by Dávid Molnár

Studio project with François Rappo

Malte Bentzen – Modern Gothic. Diploma Project by Malte Bentzen

TYPE DESIGN

Malte Bentzen – Modern Gothic. Diploma Project by Malte Bentzen

Diploma project with François Rappo

From the dawn of the American gothic typefaces comes a new digital font family. Inspired by a type-specimen dated around 1890 from Chicago based foundry Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, a new digital version is created of the forgotten typeface Modern Gothic. The new version takes account the spirit and charm of the original source yet offers a new functional interpretation ready for a universal usage at different sizes. Modern Gothic comes in 5 weights, with corresponding italics.

Modern Gothic, Semester Project by Malte Bentzen

TYPE DESIGN

Modern Gothic, Semester Project by Malte Bentzen

Studio project with François Rappo

Jacopo Aztori – Röma

TYPE DESIGN

Jacopo Aztori – Röma

Diploma project with François Rappo

Röma synthesises and reinterprets the original Elzevir model, whose attraction is its elegant posture and its high-readability qualities. While its style has been historically and pragmatically exploited, Röma's generous rhythm and sophisticated details stand for higher quality print, shared across the four weights and matching italics. Ho to craft across the weights the muscularity of this living yet sober book typeface? The resulting sharp reading texture promotes the ergonomics of reading while adding value to the content.

Arve Båtevik – Otto

TYPE DESIGN

Arve Båtevik – Otto

Diploma project with François Rappo

A research project examining the wave of geometric typefaces from the early 20th century; reconstructing twenty of them using a simplified grid, to see if it was possible to recreate their distinctive atmospheres, despite unifying the strokes, weights and matrixes.

Hatred

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Hatred

Transversal project with Anouk Dulguerov, François Rappo

 Collection d'art de la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

ART DIRECTION

Collection d'art de la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise

Collaboration with François Rappo

A catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition “Contemporary… Is It? The BCV Art Collection”. It offers a look at the BCV art collection, a major player in the art scene in the canton of Vaud. Through the eye of photographers Michal Schorro Florence and Prune Simon Vermot, the reader is invited to discover the works in unusual contexts, ranging from workshops, meetings with artists, spaces of the banks, places of the artworks’ creation, to the status of art objects and collectibles. The visual essay provides a unique glimpse into the artistic creation in the canton of Vaud and the active support of the BCV. It is thus, by its content and by the point of view of photographers, a reference light on the artist’s life here and now. In addition to the two photographers, the graphic design and realization of the catalogue was coordinated by Katharina Tauer and Simon Ladoux, students of the Master Art Direction, supervised and guided by François Rappo, Anouk Dulguerov, Robert Huber and Alexis Georgacopoulos. Published by BCV and co-published with the Hermitage Foundation, the exhibition catalogue is prefaced by Sylvie Wuhrmann, Director of Fondation de l’Hermitage, and Olivier Steimer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the BCV and President of the Commission of the art collection BCV. It brings together contributions from Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser, co-directors of the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, and Catherine Girard-Othenin, curator of the art collection BCV and curator of the exhibition.