Rencontres du design graphique 2014 Marseille graphic design encounters


Exposition d’affiches & Conférences
de classe internationale
Portes Ouvertes de designers

Rencontrez des designers venus du Canada, d’ex-Yougoslavie, de Pologne, des USA et quelques-uns de la scène du design graphique à Marseille. Réunis autour de l’exposition “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”, venez les écouter en conférences et visiter leur espace de création.

World Class Poster Design
Exhibition & Lectures
Designers Open House

Take a chance to travel for educational or professional purpose and tourism to the beautiful region of Provence. Meet some of the internationally renowned graphic designers of the exhibition “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille: Involvement in Poster Design” and meet “za” design scene of a European Capital of Culture.


Two afternoons of lectures & one film

Tuesday July 15 and Wednesday 16 at the Auditorium of the Villa Méditerranée
meet some designers exhibited in our International Exhibition
and those from our Marseille’s Open House Tour


Lectures – Tuesday July 15

Opening doors at 1:45 PM, introduction by François Caspar at 2:00 PM

Tuesday July 15 – 2:15 PM

CEDOMIR KOSTOVIC : Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Springfield, USA –


Né en Bosnie, Cedomir est dans l’avion pour les États-Unis lorsque que Sarajevo est bombardé. Il nous parlera de son travail de designer et de son engagement dans le commissariat de la commémoration internationale “Sarajevo 100”. présentée dans l’exposition des rencontres “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”.

“Kostovic is an agent provocateur of the best kind, he triggers passions as he ignites reason. For those who say the poster —and particularly the social protest poster— is dead in an age of Internet data flow, the myth is busted by Kostovic’s word and image compositions. One cannot hang a website on the wall, and as long as there are messages of import that work best on walls, these posters will continue to be relevant.” Steven Heller

Tuesday July 15 – 3:00 PM

MICHAEL GRANT: School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA –

Director of Communication, Michael will present the School of Visual Arts of New York, one of the most famous design school in the world.

© Stefan Sagmeister, 2013

© Stefan Sagmeister, 2013

Tuesday July 15 – 3:15 PM

FRANCIS DI TOMMASO: School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA –

Director of the School of Visual Arts Galleries, Francis will present “Underground Images”, a poster collection from the most famous American graphic designers.Director of the School of Visual Arts Galleries, Francis will present n historic ntroduction to  “Underground Images”, a  collection f ubway poster ade for SVA by some of the most famous American graphic designers.

© Nathan Fox, 2014

© Nathan Fox, 2014

Tuesday July 15 – 3:40 PM : break

Tuesday July 15 – 4:00 PM

MILTON GLASER – Direct live from New York!

Milton Glaser est l’une des plus grandes icône du design graphique au monde, éminent professeur de la School of Visual Arts de New York, père du logo certainement le plus imité au monde “I♥NY” (1977) et du célébrissime poster “Dylan”, présent dans les deux collections d’affiches de notre exposition internationale. À l’occasion de nos rencontres, le légendaire designer lancera depuis New York une campagne planétaire. Un film sur son œuvre sera projeté mercredi 16 juillet à 17h30.

Tuesday July 15 – 4:30 PM

MIRKO ILIC : Zagreb, Croatia / New York City, USA –


Mirko nous parlera de son travail de designer-illustrateur, de l’édition de livres tels que The Design Of Dissent et de son engagement dans la commémoration internationale “Sarajevo 100”. présentée dans l’exposition des rencontres “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”.

Mirko Ilic was born in Bosnia. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. When he arrived in the U.S. he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition. Later he became art director of  the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In 1995 he established his firm Mirko Ilic Corp. He received numerous awards, including those from the Society of Illustrators, Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine, Graphis, Society of Newspaper Design, and others. Mirko is the co-author of several books with Steve Heller, including Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design,  Handwritten, and the Anatomy of Design, Stop Think Go Do and Lettering Large. With Milton Glaser he co-wrote The Design of Dissent.

Tuesday July 15 – 5:30 PM



With the presence of the American, the Bosnian and the French curators: welcome by François Caspar, graphic designer and Chairman of the French Designers Alliance, France. Welcome by Cedomir Kostovic, graphic designer, professor at the Department of Art and Design of Missouri State University, USA. Welcome by Anthony P. Rhodes, Executive Vice President fo the School of Visual Arts, USA.

Lectures – Wednesday July 16

Opening doors at 1:00 PM, introduction by François Caspar at 1:20 PM

Wednesday, July 16 – 1h30 PM

IWONA RYPESC : Krakow, Poland / Springfield, USA –

Iwona nous parlera de son travail de designer graphique et textile et de son engagement dans la commémoration internationale “Sarajevo 100”. présentée dans l’exposition des rencontres “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”.

“Historical events of Iwona’s native Poland have great influence on the imagery the artist creates. Since limited freedoms were forced upon the Polish people through invasions and occupations by foreign nations, the desire to express national identity through the arts became intense. Artists designed ways to translate ideas that were visually articulate to their people but not to their oppressors. Through this process, Iwona believes that a specific metaphorical language of the Polish culture was born. Her own work became a visual expression of that language as well, telling powerful visual stories with highly distinct compositions of color, texture, line, and shape.” Ginny Lohr, Fiberarts Magazine

Graphic and textile designer. Creative experience includes one-of-a-kind fiber art, digital art, poster design and graphic software development. Adjunct faculty at Missouri State University. Workshops leader in France, Mexico, USA…

Wednesday, July 16 – 2h00 PM

ANDREW LEWIS : Vancouver, Canada –

Designer invité de notre workshop, Andrew nous parlera de son travail de designer graphique et de son engagement dans la commémoration internationale “Sarajevo 100”. présentée dans l’exposition des rencontres “NewYork-Sarajevo-Marseille : l’engagement dans l’affiche”.

“Andrew Lewis is a Victoria, Canada based graphic artist and art director whose poster art has gained worldwide recognition. His posters captivate the viewer with kaleidoscopic colours, wild illustration and vibrant typography. Lewis has an ever-changing style though there’s something unique running throughout his work that makes it totally his. Whether the poster is calling your attention to a worthwhile cause, letting you in on a must see event or spruiking a funky product, Lewis’ work grabs you every time.” Powderzine Magazine

Graphic designer, illustrator, specialist of packaging, work including Starbucks Coffee Company. Invited professor, workshop leader in Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, France, USA…

Wednesday, July 16 – 2h30 PM

FRANÇOIS CASPAR : Saint-Mandé, France –


François nous parlera de son travail de designer et de son engagement dans la commémoration internationale Sarajevo 100 et l’Alliance française des designers. 

“François Caspar is driven by a creative exuberance. A designer with a vibrant eye, he uses a combination of practice, experience, functionality and communication to confront his work. For Caspar, a poster is a tool for linguistic research that has many levels of sophistication. Widely known for his defence of professional culture, his work stands out for its high-quality, its focus on the international scene, its pragmatism and its visual culture. François shies away from preconceived formulas. He steers clear of stylemes, trademarks, pre-established iconographies, habitual techniques and other such resources. He designs as if the poster on which he is working was the last… or the first”. Carlo Branzaglia, Experimenta

François Caspar is a poster designer specialized in theatre. Professor at School of Art and Design of Amiens, of Orléans and at Maryse Eloy Fashion and Graphic Design School in Paris, founding-president of the Alliance française des designers. Workshops leader in China, Finland, France, Mexico…

Wednesday, July 16 – 3h00 PM: Break

Wednesday, July 16 – 3h30 PM

STÉPHAN MUNTANER : Marseille, France –


Stéphan nous parlera de son travail de designer à Marseille et ailleurs. Vous pourrez le rencontrer lors de la journée Designer portes ouvertes.

Co-founder of the collective, Tous des K, he designed the graphics for the Year 2000 celebrations, the visual identity of Philippe Découflé. “I’m not a graphic designer, I’m not an illustrator, I’m not a typographer, I’m not a poster artist, I’m not a photographer, I’m not an artist, I’m not a director, I’m not a set designer, I’m not an artistic director, I’m not… I’m just a point of view.” “With no division between art and industry, I tried everything, always as a freelancer.” Stéphan Muntaner in Fantastic Provence

Graphic designer, illustrator, specialist of visual identity, work including the CD covers for the French rap band I AM. Professor at Saint-Joseph School in Marseille.

Wednesday, July 16 – 4h00 PM

CÉDRIC MALO – TABAS : Marseille, France –

Designer des portes ouvertes, Cédric alias Tabas nous parlera de son travail de designer à Marseille et ailleurs. 

Tabas, vient de l’expression argot : «ça tabasse !», qui signifie ça claque, ça tue... Ce pseudonyme est porté par Cedric Malo, une tête de file de graphistes Marseillais (origine Auxerroise). Autodidacte, il s'est formé dans les rues avec le graffiti, il a fait rapidement un BTS. Aujourd'hui, il agit dans le monde de la pub, pour avoir une contre-balance sur des projets plus "modestes" et créatifs, tout cela grâce à ses agents et à son studio "Le bureau de Tabas".

Wednesday, July 16 – 4h30 PM

NICOLAS AUBERT Atelier de la Crémerie : Marseille,


Nicolas nous parlera de son travail de designer à Marseille et ailleurs. Il participe aussi à la Tournée portes ouvertes.

Nicolas Aubert est graphiste indépendant installé à Marseille depuis 2009, spécialisé dans les champs du design graphique, de la communication visuelle ainsi que de la typographie. Il est invité à collaborer depuis 2012 par le graphiste Patrick Lindsay sur la conception de l’identité visuelle des festivals de la villa Noailles centre d'art à Hyères. C'est à la suite d'un projet initié pour le festival Design Parade qu'il crée avec Romain Oudin et Mathieu Mandin Lift-type, fonderie indépendante véritable laboratoire dédié à la création typographique et enseigne depuis 2012 la typographie à l'école Intuit Lab.

Wednesday, July 16 – 5h00 PM: Break

Film – Wednesday, July 16 5:30 PM


A film by Wendy Keys | 2009 | 73 Min. | 16:9 | English
Winner “Best Educational Film”, International Festival of Films on Art, FIFA 2010

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring “I ♥ NY”, campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Artfully directed by first time filmmaker Wendy Keys, the film glances into everyday moments of Glaser's personal life and capture his immense warmth, humanity and the boundless depth of his intelligence and creativity.

Arthouse Films


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