3x3. Three fine examples of contemporary European typography
Oh, the world. As we search the Internet to find and bring into the limelight some of Europe’s emerging creatives that push the envelope, we find lots of treasures hidden behind those promiscuous id addresses. Therefore we decided to pick just three of them for a fresh and totally inspiring post dedicated to those of you who can’t get enough grids, spacing and kerning. Kick off you weekend with these three design studios from across the continent. Be our guest.
Hailing from France, Julien Lelièvre is a man of many different talents. A photographer, a graphic designer, a man who want to share his craft with other under a common hub. A graduate of Duperré School of Applied Arts, Lelièvre has worked under the guidance of Pierre Bernard at L’Atelier de création graphique, working on the branding of the prominent Centre Pompidou, Julien Lelièvre founded the Club des Chevreuils in 2005 with five other designers. A man who works better with others he founded the Atelier collective in 2012. His portfolio is full of surprises as he explores a very sur-mesure typography spirit.
Founded by Ursula Janowska and Filip Tofil, a pair who met at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Syfon studio proves that if you want to make impressive posters all you need is experimental typography, strong color palette and some eye-catching motif. Throw them in the mix and what you have is impressive typographic works where traditional techniques are mixed with contemporary spirit at hand. In this way, the viewer’s attention is secured.
Since 2009 David Mamie and Nicola Todeschini have shared the same roof working on both individual and common projects in a shared studio. Regular attendees of 'Le KAB's alternative culture hub for years they are responsible for the company’s communicative experiments. Working on a tight budget they created individual posters with unique characters by A1 format silk-screen prints to emphasize the diversity of the artists involved. Free of restrictions and constraints, the Swiss creative duo created a highly recognizable visual language whose vocabulary consists of striking typography, dynamic sequencing and a monochrome color palette.