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Le Journal des Laboratoires

  • field contemporary art
  • year 2002-2009

The Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, an arts center in the suburbs of Paris, was one of the studio’s first clients. Between 2002 and 2009, we were responsible for designing Le Journal des Laboratoires, a publication devoted to the work being produced by the artists-in-residence. In its initial half-yearly version, this publication allowed us – as it did the artists who were given free rein in the center – to use this space as our own playground. Thus we set about questioning every structural and typographic component of every issue, from format to grid system, from typographical characters to choice of paper. The lettering on the cover was a simple white on black text block, giving the name of the journal, a list of authors and other practical information. A time went by, the journal became an important identifying element of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, providing the basis for the center’s visual identity, designed and developed by us in 2006 and still in use today.