In August 2011, Pascal Béjean, graphic designer by profession, but a photographer during his spare time, came to visited us. A gray day, which will give a series of photos in chiaroscuro, appreciated by the team. With his photo reports, Pascal’s desire is to built a resource about the designers of today, seen of their studios. He wants to see the reality behind signatures. “Emigre’s 43rd issue title says it all: Designers are People Too (1997). Behind design, a poster, or cookies packaging, there are human beings!” he says. Pascal Béjean gives a lot to the community through his sublime series of photos. What was his thoughts, following his visit of Typofonderie?: “It’s smaller than I actually thought, I fantasized a different place and still do not know if Jean Francois is dead serious or deadpan?”
View of the studio: Marc Rouault back-view working on Anisette Pro, near the windows, a Lambretta SX 175.
Jean François working on a Mencken Text Italic Black.
Collection of envelopes, the first by John Downer well know for his hand-painted typography.