Development of the catalog for the S.M.A.K (Stedelijke Museum voor Aktuele Kunst - City Museum of Modern Arts), located in Ghent. This catalog introduces artworks that have been integrated into the museum
collection between 2001 and 2015. The collection is often completed by new artworks. The catalog has been divided in two parts. One part provides description of artworks. The second part is more visual shows
pictures of the artworks from various angles. Three languages : english, dutch, french.
Format : 210 × 280 mm
Pages : 136
A mixture of abstract forms, opacity work and composition in space. This series of posters represents a graphic research around the spontaneous creation of visual images. The ideal composition forms the basis of the work. Dynamic sought by different color tones is also an essential point of the project.
Since childhood, I have always been a big fan of comics. I have always been fascinated by the graphic processing of black and white comics, the composition between full and empty, the mastery of light and contrast created with two unique shades : the black and the white of the leaf. "La Ligne Claire" of "Hergé", the calligraphy and the American comic strip of the sixties are my main influences. My two-color creations seek to make the illustration shown by working with a single black line on a background of color clear and visible. Thus, forms (as calligraphy) are gradually emerging on the canvas revealing faces, landscapes, objects, etc. Each painting must be analyzed in a very subjective way. Each one makes his own interpretation of the scene. The title leaves a trail on my own interpretation of the work.
This project is part of the “personal letters” project introducing illustration with regards to typography. I have worked with Felt pen on paper before making the silk-screen printing. One and seven colors was needed for silk-screen printing. For each letters, I’ve focus on a different theme and graphic style.
Romson light’s design is based on the character skeleton of Jenson (Nicolas Jenson). It has been designed on Robofont and Fontlab by Edwin BOURQUIN. The spécificities of this font is in the size of the x, which is very low, and the broken angles of some letters. Adobe Janson is an old style of serif fonts created by Robert Slimbach for Adobe System. The roman style is based on an old Venetian style of text designed by Nicolas Jenson in 1470 and the italics on those of Ludovico Arrighi Vicentino.
The result is an organic font with a low size of x and with inconsistencies that will help to differentiate letters and to make it a very readable font adapted to long texts. Adobe Jenson was first published in 1996 as a post script multiple master font and is now sold as an opentype under the name : “Adobe Jenson Pro”. Jenson is a roman character that had been designed by Nicolas Jenson (1420-1480). Adobe Jenson Pro is an opentype upgrade of the original family. The family support the opentype functionalities including style variants.
The golden number is the proportion that divided a given segment into “extrem and average reasons”. It is used in a multitude of domains. For instance, in arts, the golden number proportion were considered as graceful. Many paintings, monuments, sculptures, and day-to-day items are using the principle of the godlike proportion. Many areas are covered such as nature, architecture, paintings of the Renaissance and day-to-day items. French book.
Format : 210 × 297 mm
Pages : 72
This experimental typography has been designed during a workshop to “Bruxelles-Congrès” facilitated by Frédérik Berlaen. The font has been designed by the juxtaposition of various pieces of letter found in the street. The parts of character such as drums, traverses and obliques have been composed by letters founded on supports such as advertising panels, signboards, bus stops, posters. Photos represent the station from “Bruxelles-Congrès” to Brussels.
Format : 170 × 245 mm
Pages : 22
“Le Tatouage Moderne, Petite anthropologie” is based on “À fleur de peau, medecins, tatouages et tatoués”, from Allia editions. This book introduces a survey about the tattoo made by the socio-anthropologist Elise Muller. It analyses in detail this old practice by putting her description between histories, sociology and
anthropology. French book.
Format : 105 × 170 mm
Pages : 82
This project is part of the “personal letters” project introducing illustration with regards to typography. I have worked with Felt pen on paper. The theme of drop capital and strip cartoon as it has a lot of Influence in my work.