As the work of designer Roger Excoffon enjoys something of a revival, the focus has moved beyond his type and lettering to an appreciation of his wider talents – from his painting to his graphic design. Jean Grogan reports back from a recent conference which readdressed the work of this multi-talented creative
Ten years after his death, the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson is the subject of a comprehensive retrospective at the Pompidou Centre in Paris revealing many hitherto ignored aspects of his work. In an exclusive interview with CR, the show’s curator Clément Chéroux discusses Cartier-Bresson’s career and enduring relevance
Outside of the country’s world-leading fashion, perfume, and luxury brands, French graphic design has arguably struggled to establish itself in the same way that it exists in the UK. An emphasis on ‘cultural design’ often means that the more mundane world of corporate branding and packaging fails to receive the attention of France’s design elite. […]
Advertising creatives often have interesting after-hours side projects, but we’d never heard of any running an off-licence before. Jean Grogan has the story behind The Paris Liquor Store (TPLS), founded by Thomas Barclay, an art director at Havas Worldwide Paris, and realised with the help of two admen colleagues.
50 of the world’s finest street artists have been given the run of a derelict nightclub in the heart of Paris