MARGIELA, ÉTRANGE CRÉATEUR DE L’ABSURDE

Sur l’affiche, de la subtilité et une économie de moyens graphiques pour un rendement qui fait écho, au plus près, à l’essence de la maison Margiela.

Nier, refuser au sens nitzschéen, les règles (?) de la composition typographique. Ainsi, quitter les lignes base, les interlettrages précis et autres alignements non pas pour fuir et s’astreindre de recherche de sens mais au contraire pour exécuter un pavé textuel Absurde et acquérir du Sens, camusien.

Ace Hotel NYC, a typographic journey

Ace Hotel NYC, 20 West 29th Street

In Midtown Manhattan the wholesalers slowly leave the place to trendy boutiques like Maison Kitsuné. In a couple of year Midtown Manhattan will be the next spot for the trendsetters. Ace choose the heart of this district to open one of their hotel where the history of a building meets design and arts.

At Ace NYC I like the use of (what it seems to be) Akzidenz-Grotesk font for the signings. I like the graphic design feeling that Roman & Williams, the firm which design the interiors, gave to this place.

It is all about typo.

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Condensed

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold Extended (customized)

and…

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The entrance

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Serif fonts. Even with chalk handwriting a special attention is paid to typography…

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Above, on a desk what look like Trixie font

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Handwritings…

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The heat of summer | Phebus, the 70’s packaging

I found this old Phébus candles box…

Phébus seems to be a famous french candles brand at the begining on the XXth century. I couldn’t find anything about the brand today, but it seems to be part of Bougies la Française (investigation needed).

The box itself seems to have been printed during the early 80s (due to presence of a barcode). This design is a mix of the 60s and 70s style.


Using the Univers font (released in 1957 and very popular during the 60s and the 70s) for the words « bougies, extra-fines » and a derivative (or a redraw) of the Eurostile font (created in 1962) for the brand itself, the design is very pure (see the drawing of the candle flame), all reminds me the swiss graphic design of the 60s.

The wild-orange & brown color combination is typically 70s, reminds me the Denise Fayolle et Maïmé Arnodin designs for french store Prisunic (see below).

Le Modalogue weekly #3

Le site de yourfriends et sur leur réalisation I type Berlin, la typo utilisée sur ce projet me rappelle un peu celle utilisée sur une invitation des Galeries Lafayette que j’ai reçue cette semaine.

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et puis aussi :

WGSN
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Néojaponisme

Style Rookie
I am a 12 year old garden gnome with the brain of a wind-up monkey, posture of a crotchety old hag, and tact of Larry David. I like inappropriate wigs, rapping about Rei Kawakubo, and pointy hats. I wish I had a long beard…

the girl in the green dress
traci roloff and my background is in architecture and interior design. i’m the co-owner of filzfelt, a company that imports wool felt from germany and sells it by the yard and as products.

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Mademoiselle Robot

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