Why Ludovic Balland is a multi-awarded master of typography
Hailing from Geneva, Ludovic Balland specializes in typography, typesetting and conceiving book projects. After studying visual communication at the University of Art and Design in Basel, he specialized in typography (training at Dalton & Maag, London) as well as in typesetting and the conception of book projects (he worked a.o. for two years with Müller+Hess, Basel) he founded the studio The Remingtons in Basel in 2002, focusing on typography and techniques of typesetting.
The studio has been awarded, several prizes, e.g. for the book “Globus Cassus” 2005 in Leipzig. In 2006 Balland founded his own studio, mainly pursuing typographical investigations and editorial design. Balland is regularly teaching at ecal/University of Art and Design in Lausanne, where he teaches typography in Master classes and he was guest professor for typography at the Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany) in 2008.
A very active master of his craft, Ludovic has given several typography workshops and lectures in Zurich, Basel, Berlin, Leipzig, Lyon and Austria and his works are iconic, amongst them the design of the visual identity and catalog of the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, the redesign of the 4th monography of Herzog & de Meuron, and the design of the new visual identity for the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Winner of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2008 Award with the monograph of Herzog & de Meuron. His latest project, 30 ans à Paris, archives the work of the Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris.
In case you were still wondering why this graphic designer matters, we present you with our top ten favorite posters created by Ludovic Balland. A meticulous craftsman that lives up to the legacy of Swiss Design that remains as contemporary as ever.