stephane elbaz

Art director and type designer Stephane Elbaz holds degrees in Visual Communication (2003) and Interactive Research (2004) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Ensad).

Since 2008, he lives and works in New York. In the last few years he devoted much of his time to digital publishing platforms. For Code and Theory he led visual design on various projects including Vanity Fair and GQ for Condé Nast France, the LA Times, Interview, and Art in America magazines. He joined First Look Media in 2014 where he serves as Head of Product Design and especially reshaped the brand identity and online presence of The Intercept. As an independent Creative Director, Stephane designed the Sephora branding typeface and participated in brand projects for companies in sectors ranging from culture and fashion to the energy industry. He also designed the TypeParis identity in 2014.

In 2009 he was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design from the Type Directors Club of New York for his type family Geneo. Since 2012, he teaches at Type@Cooper, Cooper Union (United States). He was a jury member of the TDC62 Typeface Design Competition in 2016.

In 2016 he is publishing the PS Fournier, a large type revival project based on the work of Pierre Simon Fournier.


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Geneo by Stéphane Elbaz was updated
PS Fournier: A tribute to the French modern typography era by Stéphane Elbaz
Geneo, a new design by Stéphane Elbaz
About Geneo typographic specimen
The systematic mind of Stéphane Elbaz
A wallpaper calendar February 2014 featuring Geneo
Typecache Best 2012: Geneo