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Typorama: The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig


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A consistent vision pervades the design endeavors of Philippe Apeloig. Over time, he as crafted a visual language strongly connected to rhythm, structure, pattern, space, and choreography, a language that invites us to wander through a thicket of letters, lines, and shapes that coalesce into something magical.

 Apeloig's career began in 1985 when he designed the poster for the Musée d'Orsay's first exhibition, "Chicago, Birth of a Metropolis." He has since created many more seminal posters and his own typefaces, includes Octobre and Drop. This book, published to accompany a major exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, surveys and explores the entirety of Apeloig's graphic design process and philosophy, reproducing posters, logos, visual identities, books, and animations, and analyzing the influences that fuel his work. It will be required reading for anyone concerned with the recent history of graphic design.

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Editor Tino Grass presents students, academics, researchers, professionals working in a variety of contexts, and general interest readers with a retrospective collection of the typographic work of graphic designer Philippe Apeloig. The editor has placed contributions from art director at La Verriere-Herms Alice Morgaine and curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museam Ellen Lupton alongside the several selections of Apeloigs work in typography that make up the main body of the text. Apeloigs work is organized in six parts devoted to his work for museums, the performing arts, publications, posters, lagotypes, and his sketches. Tino Grass is a graphic designer, educator, and author based in Cologne, Germany. Annotation 2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)


A retrospective of a distinguished graphic designer, influential on both sides of the Atlantic

About the Author

Tino Grass is a noted Swiss graphic designer.Alice Morgaine is an Art Director at La Verrière-Hermès.Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.

Product Details

Grass, Tino
Thames & Hudson
Lupton, Ellen
Morgaine, Alice
Publication Date:
Illustrated in color throughout
23.81 x 29.46 mm

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Graphic Designers
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