Nicole
Udry

Enseignements

Communication of an architecture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an architecture

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Create a communication of a chosen building (a school, a religious space, an office building, a theater, etc.). Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Communication of a location

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of a location

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Communication of an architecture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an architecture

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Create a communication of a chosen building (a school, a religious space, an office building, a theater, etc.). Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Communication of an event

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an event

Studio project with Diego Bontognali, Nicole Udry

Communication of an architecture

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an architecture

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Create a communication of a chosen building (a school, a religious space, an office building, a theater, etc.). Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Marvin Armand – Bibliothèque

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“Bibliothèque” addresses typographical signs and their use in the perfume industry. This project features an olfactory alphabet of 45 elements. Each represents a scent of the perfume company “L’Eau de Cassis”. At the crossroads of illustration and typography, this alphabet takes us on a journey through the ephemeral nature of smells. Indeed, this notion of time and temporality inspired me to define a protocol to develop the nature of each sign from figuration to abstraction. “Bibliothèque” thus offers a new way of exploring signs and visual identity.

Sidonie Bays – Jeux Réunis

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sidonie Bays – Jeux Réunis

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Nicole Udry

“Jeux Réunis” is a graphic novel that leads us to explore a world in which platform cooperativism is the answer to all our basic needs. This illustrative project highlights the principles of a sharing economy through visual symbols and metaphors. Caught up in the game, the reader embodies a character who, following the discovery of a cooperativism platform, drifts off into a daydream. The aim is then to explore the areas of tension between fiction and everyday scenes in order to understand the ties between the inhabitants of Syn, the city of sharing.

Aurore Péry – Passerines

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Aurore Péry – Passerines

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

“Passerines” is a short animated film that addresses the notion of cycle in the environment, through the theme of bird migration and its deterioration in relation to various aspects of human activity. Inspired by educational films and wildlife documentaries, this project aims to raise awareness of our impact on our environment through a loop that our actions influence and which deteriorates with time. Between contemplative scenes and explanations, this short film is an invitation to question our relationship to our environment. Prix BG Ingénieurs Conseils

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

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Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“A Continent to Be Shaped” is a journey through alternative teaching in architecture. The book is an atlas from the archives of EASA, an alternative school created by students in Liverpool in 1981. Forty years of workshop data from authors across the continent have been systematically edited in a non-chronological journey, revealing the students’ local ideologies and issues. No architecture is shown in order to stimulate the reader’s imagination, the archive is revived and extended with laser-cut silhouettes then modulated into an umpteenth construction. Prix BCV

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…

Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

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Astrid Durand – Visite Maciet

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

The aim of this project is to question our perception of museums and the artefacts within them. The issue here pertains to the museum’s impact on the obsolescence or enhancement of the material exhibited. With the Maciet collection, I sought to create a hybrid, flowing exhibition. The carpet, the main medium of this project, enhances our relationship with handicrafts and artefacts while providing visitors with a new museum experience and overcoming traditional hierarchies.

Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

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Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“New York Urban Atlas” is a project on the different ways in which urban density is physically transcribed in New York City. The book follows the principle of administrative residential areas by exploring the various neighbourhoods in the form of illustrations. Throughout the chapters the reader is led to explore urban materiality from an analytical angle with environmental factors relating to the illustrations. Map information provides insight into the various neighbourhoods explored in the book.

Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

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Alexandre Lescieux – Rohny

Diploma project with Aurèle Sack, Nicole Udry

Rohny is back & horny! Attractive, spiky yet smooth. Genuine stunner. 16 styles. Geared 4 action. Skinny 2 xtra large. L B R M SBL BL EBL & BLK. Can be tilted. 500 glyphs/style. Well-equipped. Non-binary, chat on paper & screen. Versatile and Latin. Connoisseurs only. Take me anywhere. Soon ready in xtreme & low contrast. Born in the USA. Previous location: 606–614 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. For an experience you won’t forget. Contact me at rohny20@icloud.com for a good deal.

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lou Rais – A Continent to Be Shaped

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“A Continent to Be Shaped” is a journey through alternative teaching in architecture. The book is an atlas from the archives of EASA, an alternative school created by students in Liverpool in 1981. Forty years of workshop data from authors across the continent have been systematically edited in a non-chronological journey, revealing the students’ local ideologies and issues. No architecture is shown in order to stimulate the reader’s imagination, the archive is revived and extended with laser-cut silhouettes then modulated into an umpteenth construction.

Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Bruno Jolliet – New York Urban Atlas

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

“New York Urban Atlas” is a project on the different ways in which urban density is physically transcribed in New York City. The book follows the principle of administrative residential areas by exploring the various neighbourhoods in the form of illustrations. Throughout the chapters the reader is led to explore urban materiality from an analytical angle with environmental factors relating to the illustrations. Map information provides insight into the various neighbourhoods explored in the book.

Design Context

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Design Context

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Lisa Rebeca – Sans filtre

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Lisa Rebeca – Sans filtre

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Nicole Udry

Sans filtre is the result of applied research on communication tools for people with  dementia. This editorial project brings together meetings, exchanges, analyses and the evolution of a formal, visual and sensitive language created for people in mental decline. Mainly based on a human experience, this work invites a change of perspective on dementia by focusing on the unimpaired capacities of people who are too often stigmatized and dehumanized by their condition. Structured as a diary, Sans filtre offers a personal and emotional journey into the vast subject of dementia.

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.

Sandi Gazic – Between Myths and Reality

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Sandi Gazic – Between Myths and Reality

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

My project reveals how human beings respond to natural dangers. In the past, the  myth of the devil and demons was told to overcome the unknown and the fear. Today, concrete walls and high-tech monitoring have taken over the task of protecting built structures. This project depicts the juxtaposition of myth and reality from the Illgraben catchment area to the Diablerets mountain range and the Aletsch Glacier, which are all located in Valais in the Swiss Alps. All these places have a long history of dealing with natural disasters, such as avalanches, outburst floods caused by glacier melt, debris flows and rockfalls.

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.

Fanélie Muselier – Whodat

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Fanélie Muselier – Whodat

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

Whodat is a music video for the group Nola is Calling, which took shape in New  Orleans. The album was produced locally and is inspired by the musical culture of the city. The group is made up of six artists from three different countries; they have created a sound mix that comes from every corner of the world and from a time somewhere between the past and the present of the instruments they play. The song I worked on is characteristic of the city and was inspired by its colourful atmosphere. The video proposes a stroll through its most emblematic districts. I used a felt-tip pen cartoon technique.

Mathilde Avogadro – It's OK

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mathilde Avogadro – It's OK

Diploma project with Guy Meldem, Nicole Udry

How do social media have an impact on individuals? How can this constant flow  of information nourish me, shape and influence my own personality and feelings? How can it have an impact on self-esteem and be self-empowering at the same time? There is a gap between the constant feed of images and texts and my own loneliness.  I stop the clock to draw attention to a global mode of communication that also produces inner communication as the result of every single feed echoing within us.

Design en contexte

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Design en contexte

Studio project with Nicole Udry

 Communication of a press article

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of a press article

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Communication of a chosen press article. Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

I am

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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.

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.

Communication of a press article

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of a press article

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Communication of a chosen press article. Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Communication of a press article

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of a press article

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Communication of a chosen press article. Second year course of graphic design in context, centered on image creation and editorial design.

Popular initiatives

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Popular initiatives

Communication of a political campaign

Monument

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Monument

Workshop with Nicole Udry

Transposition of a monument through editorial design.

Benoît Brun – Misophonia

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Benoît Brun – Misophonia

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

AKIRA is a lettering inspired by the japanese tuning. It uses shapes inspired by curves from tuned cars, ornaments, stickers and inspires motion. It’s a versatile lettering, with multiple possible variations for the same letter. The result of this research is a newspaper that uses grids taken from japanese dailies and mangas. These construction systems gave me the possibility to show off its modularity and to create strong black and white contrasts. This lettering aims to symbolize the movement or to be used as one alone, like a visual language.

Sereina Kessler – K-A-F-F

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Sereina Kessler – K-A-F-F

Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Nicole Udry

K-A-F-F is a poster series to announce concerts of a culture space. This project is a manifestation of manual and independent print production using screen printing. The compositions are manually and directly posed on the screen to flash the frame. The instant power of music is transmitted through the manual gesture into a visual language and gets reproducible through screen printing. It is the search for an efficient manual production to find a powerful and raw identity through adapted tools. This project allowed me to work manually at 100%.

Matthieu Visentin – The Magic Theatre

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Matthieu Visentin – The Magic Theatre

Diploma project with Nicole Udry, Gilles Gavillet

«A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego. Such experiences of enlarged consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they have become available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, DMT, …» –Timothy Leary, 1964

Valentin Kaiser – Permanent Culture: A Manual for Sustainable Living

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Valentin Kaiser – Permanent Culture: A Manual for Sustainable Living

Diploma project with Nicole Udry, Aurèle Sack

Permanent Culture is a guide about Permaculture, which is a systemic and global method of conceiving agricultural systems and housing environments, but also any other systems, inspired by natural ecology, biomimicry and tradition. The challenge of the publication was to promote this new method of economical, social and cultural organisation. Through the book, Graphic Design and Permaculture meet, creating links on hierarchy, organisation and optimisation of space.

Three Specific Installations

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Three Specific Installations

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Alexandra Chernopazova –

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Alexandra Chernopazova –

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

The visual identity for the Swiss Museum of Games, the unique museum of board  games in Europe. While creating a visual identity, my goal was to design an instantly recognizable, colorful and contemporary style, that reflects its personality. Inspired by gameplay experience and wonderful atmosphere of playing process I started creating a typography based on combinations of geometric shapes and colors. Due to this project, I could experiment and discover new typographical forms and create a tool "Alphabet". This tool allowed me to create a graphical language and communication.

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.

documenta space in time

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documenta space in time

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

documenta space in time is an editorial archive work on one of the most important art  events, Kassel documenta. The book compiles the ten first editions of documenta at the Museum Fridericianum, from 1955 to 1997. We approached this work as an archeology of the archive, with different stratum of research and highlights. This work has allowed us to focus on our interest in books publishing, he confronted us with passion to issues related to the publication of an archive and its graphic and editorial responses.

Drei Nächte

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Drei Nächte

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

In this painting, we can count no less than eight boner sex members,  one of the character, entirely naked like the others, is dealing simultaneously with two men and one animal. Indeed, this character, down on his knee is not only sodomizing the animal but he is also grabbing the animal sex member in erection. Furthermore, the lower back character, or even its bump, is being caressed by another man, which in turn has his member in erection held by another one towards the first one’s mouth. As for the sodomized animal, its tongue is directed towards the bump of another man, who also have his sex in erection. Even the animals’ tongues shapes and representations evoke more the sex member in erection than actual tongues.

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.

Nasthasya Reuter – In search of the Tatzelwurm

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Nasthasya Reuter – In search of the Tatzelwurm

Diploma project with Ian Party, Nicole Udry

A massive reptilian body, about 80 cm long, two single forelegs, a large neck and a  thick tail. Here is the description made of the Tatzelwurm. It was provided from several witnesses who confirmed a glance at the animal, in deserted areas of the Swiss mountains. However, until this day no one was able to prove its existence. À La Recherche Du Tatzelwurm explores the trace of the mysterious reptile in an investigation mixing archives and fictional elements. Within this association, I was able to blur the borders between fiction and reality.

Propagandistic Shop Window

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Propagandistic Shop Window

Studio project with Nicole Udry

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.

Communication of an architectural object

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Communication of an architectural object

Studio project with Nicole Udry

Emilie Pillet – HTTPrint

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Emilie Pillet – HTTPrint

Diploma project with Gilles Gavillet, Nicole Udry

HTTPrint is an extension running under Google Chrome that follows you and records your browsing history. In order to achieve this, it captures data, such as the time you spend on each page, the url, images and texts. HTTPrint is a tool for visualizing this content with time as the main parameter. It shows your habits, when and how you are surfing on the web. You can capture and save the result by printing it at home or ordering a print-on-demand log. This project has allowed me to discover new possibilities in my practice of graphic design.

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.

Victor Tual – Kinetica

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Victor Tual – Kinetica

Diploma project with Ludovic Balland, Nicole Udry

My diploma project is a digital poster for Kinetica, an optical and kinetic art exhibition. In order to announce the events spread throughout the exhibition, I submit models of static optical art to development on an animated media. I therefore propose a visual language disturbing and playing with the viewers’ perception as well as allowing them to read information. In this project, I enjoyed using a mathematical organisation in order to create unexpected moments and give the illusion of random.

Oriane Chaussard – Program for Théâtre de Vidy

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Oriane Chaussard – Program for Théâtre de Vidy

Diploma project with Ludovic Balland, Nicole Udry

My diploma project is a theater’s seasonal programme. Each play is represented as a trailer, printed on newspaper. This gives the audience a first visual reading of the plays. I made the pictures in a single handmade stage to give a unity to the space and the set. I represent the plays by evoking elements such as narration, dramaturgy and theme to give the reader an insight to each play.

Joana Francisca Castro Santos – Be Ready – To save a life

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Joana Francisca Castro Santos – Be Ready – To save a life

Diploma project with Ian Party, Nicole Udry

BE READY is an iPad app that connects the 144 hotline, the ambulances, the SMUR medical emergency service and the hospital where the victim will be brought. The aim of this interface with its simple design is to optimize the time at each phase of the medical emergency, based on an existing protocol in Switzerland. This project allowed me to combine my passions for graphic design and medicine. I was able to participate in rescue missions and also to expand my knowledge in interactive design. My motivation is to use graphic design to help develop another area.

Océan Bussard – NIFFF Feature Presentation

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Océan Bussard – NIFFF Feature Presentation

Diploma project with Ian Party, Nicole Udry

NIFFF Feature Presentation is a series of animated posters promoting the NIFFF (Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival). Halfway between a poster and a video, this project reinterprets the codes of fantasy cinema with tools related to graphic design. Horror, gore and the intriguing are the themes covered in this hybrid work between cinema and graphics. This project allowed me to expand my practice of graphic design closer to the work of a film-maker by planning sequences with storyboards, experimenting with video editing – all of that through the prism of graphic design.