Pathologies

Pathologies is the summary of one and a half year of investigations about book collections and personal libraries. This research began with the matter of the impact of a book cover on its inclusion inside of a collection. Then this investigation carried on with a thorough review of the book cover’s design for great classical collections. Finnally this study focused on the act of collectionning. How do book lovers behave? What are their habits? This dissertation introduces 13 profiles, halfway between fiction and reality, which illustrate the quirks and disorders of these collectors. 

130 × 200 mm / 180 × 240 mm To see the book entirely
Supervised by Alexandru Balgiu
3D type Trellick

For this project I had to choose 1 subject within 12 others, 1 way to show it and if I wanted it to be a print, digital or signaletic project. I chose "Brutalism - Typography - Print". Quite quickly I decided that I wanted to create a 3D typeface using laser cut technique. Thus I draw a really simple matrix in order to write every upper case of a geometrical sans-serif. Each letter is made up of 4 layers of Plexiglas stacked one onto another. Each layer has one part of the very simple form generated through the matrix of the alphabet. With very basic forms I was able to create for almost every letter one or two alternatives. As well as this brochure I created this fictional sign, showing the use of my typeface. The idea is that every brutalist building should have its own sign with the name and the date laser cut on it.

210 × 260 mm (brochure)
80 × 110 mm (letter) / 960 × 410 mm (sign)

Supervised by Gilles Gavillet, Jonathan Hares & Aurèle Sack
Vinex

The aim of this project was to find a personal way to communicate a specific type of architecture. As I am a huge fan of Netherlands, I decided to work on the housing developed in Vinex spaces. Vinex is a town-planning policy created at the end of the 80’s in order to build new living areas fastly. Unlike other countries Netherlands tend to build single houses instead of block of flats. For the development I rapidly became fascinated by the way streets and houses are built in Netherlands. I spent hours looking at google maps and streetview because everything from above as well as from the street is so well constructed. The main inspiration for this project was the amazing book "Vinex Atlas" designed by Joost Grootens. The text in my edition actually comes from it. In addition I create a small colour chart which represents a mix of colours of brick as well as flower.

214 × 300 mm / 148 × 210 mm (colour chart)

Supervised by Nicole Udry
Zazzles

The purpose of this project was to create a magazine using the theme FAME. ZAZZLES is a magazine which mixes cats and lifestyle. We decided to explore fame into cats world, with the different breeds and the way people decide to have a cat farming. For this project, we took some pictures ourselves and asked some of our talented photographer friends. This magazine was printed in Indigo and bound by bubu, in Mönchaldorf, Switzerland.

205 × 290 mm I teamed up with Mélanie Blanc
Supervised by François Rappo
Comme des frères

For this project we had to choose a road movie in order to create a poster. I picked the movie from French director Hugo Gélin "Comme des Frères". The aim was to select significant datas from that movie and then interpret them into infographics. Mine illustrates the timeline with all the flashbacks that occur during the whole movie. The final product is folded like a map.

148 × 210 mm (folded) / 594 × 841 mm

Supervised by Angelo Benedetto
Undisclosed Margaret

For this project we were asked to create a complete website about one famous woman. I picked Margaret Thatcher. In order to create a responsive website, I decided to show her through the eyes of 3 people in her entourage: her deputy prime minister (on desktop), her husband (on tablet) and her daughter (on smartphone).

Responsive Website

Supervised by Harry Bloch
Rihanna

This is an atypical editorial project. The purpose of the course was to create 2 posters: one with the whole wikipedia article of a random artist and one with only pictures of the same artist. Both posters had to more or less match. I picked Rihanna. I collected all my tests in one raw research book.

841 × 1189 mm / 140 × 200 mm (research book)

Supervised by Diego Bontognali
Didell

This typeface was first drawn by hand. For this project, I was completely free to draw any kind of typeface. I wanted to create a serif font. Then I vectorised my drawings and decided to radicalize the serifs. The typeface has become kind of a Didot revival. I illustrated my typeface with a poem of Victor Hugo as well as photographs from the talented Matthieu Venot.

217 × 302 mm

Supervised by Ian Party
Golf

The purpose of this project was to create a photobook using the theme A FIRST TIME. We decided to illustrate the world of golf and how a beginner might feel in this particular atmosphere. This project would not have been possible without the precious help of the Golf and Country Club of Neuchâtel. For this project, we took all the pictures ourselves. In order to show our pictures the best way possible, we decided to create a flatbook. This book was printed in Indigo and bound by bubu, in Mönchaldorf, Switzerland.

205 × 270 mm I teamed up with Mélanie Blanc
Supervised by François Rappo
Le monde automatique

This is a workshop project led by Ludovic Balland. The whole class worked during 4 days to create an alternative newspaper. Part of the group worked on the layout while the other designed illustrative typographies.

375 × 520 mm

Supervised by Ludovic Balland
Tourists in Argentina

This project was realised during Summer University at écal. Within 10 days in Buenos Aires, the aim was to collect datas on tourists visiting the capital. These are the results from tourists interviewed on one of the major street.

80 × 180 mm

Supervised by Jonas Wandeler
Wine pictograms

This project was held in collaboration with an agriculture school. The aim was to create pictograms that can put an image on the specific terms we use in wine tasting. Each member of my class had 10 words to illustrate.

Supervised by Angelo Benedetto
Linear

This project is a fictional magazine created for a lesson with Harry Bloch at écal. The purpose of this edition was to offer the reading of 5 texts in English, French or German with their translation in French. LINEAR is an international magazine, which guides you every month through new litterary texts from the 19th and 20th century.

230 × 297 mm

Supervised by Harry Bloch
Plastic Animals

This is a poster made in 2015 during a workshop with Swiss designer Dafi Kühne. The aim of the week was to use letter press printing. The theme was "Collection". We decided to create a poster showing the plastic animals most kids collect.

550 × 750 mm I teamed up with Mélanie Blanc
Supervised by Dafi Kühne
Twelve selected works of Julien vallee

For this project we were asked to create any kind of color chart. I decided to create a repertoire of all the colors used in twelve projects of graphic designer Julien Vallée. 

240 × 300 mm

Supervised by Guy Meldem
Ernest Hemingway

The aim of this project was an introduction to researching and analysing while creating a project. We were each given a short story of Ernest Hemingway and had to make small exercises of dissect entirely the text. The objective of the first brochure was to remove sentences and words until findind the one word that summarises the whole story. The second object was a poster, same exercice but with images. Finally the second brochure was a simplification in drawing.

140 × 297 mm / 594 × 841 mm / 148 × 210 mm

Supervised by Jonas Wandeler
Winter is coming

This book is dedicated to the television series Game of Thrones. Left pages of the edition tell the story of the death of Ned Stark and right pages tell the coming of George RR Martin in Neuchâtel for the 14th edition of NIFFF (Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival). 

180 × 250 mm

Supervised by Robert Huber
CIO 100

This poster was created to celebrate the centenary of the Comité International Olympique in Lausanne. It was made under the supervision of Ludovic Balland. 

895 × 1280 mm

Supervised by Ludovic Balland
Ganika

We were asked to merge to famous brands to create a new one, keeping the strong point of each brand. I decided to try and merge Canon and Nikon, in order to create GANIKA. Here's the result with a fictional logo, animated logo, manifesto and poster. GANIKA comes from "gaso" in Japanese, which means "pixel". Then I added the first syllable of Canon and Nikon. The whole identity is based on the pixels that create any image. In order to illustrate the brand I picked some pictures from National Geographic.

210 × 270 mm / 841 × 1189 mm

Supervised by Jonas Wandeler
Iraq

The purpose of the edition was to show Iraq in four different chapters using only 100 pictures taken from Google Images. 

196 × 260 mm

Supervised by Harry Bloch
Patterns

A collection of illustrated and type patterns.

196 × 280 mm

Supervised by Guy Meldem
Series Maxim Vengerov

Variation of posters using elements from an existing one.

420 × 594 mm

Supervised by Violène Pont