Born in Toulouse, developed a passion in adolescence for the graffiti culture, illustration and electronic music. Eclectic graphic artist, graduate of a french art school, working since 2006 as graphic designer and art director for clients in cultural and commercial environments.
Artistic director, passionate about letters and purist design, working in digital media, print or video.
First experience in typograhy in Switzerland, followed by graphic art work in Canada and Belgium and then Bordeaux. Artistic Director in New York since 2012. Recently, set up freelance in Paris.

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Paris Roubaix
2016 – Futurebrand – Paris

Creation of the visual identity for the epic Paris-Roubaix cycle race. Alongside the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix is the second showcase of french cycling overseas. It is the 'Classic' the most watched in the world, with the greatest number of fans on Facebook and Twitter and an international television audience of 9.2 million viewers.
More than just a race, Paris-Roubaix is the stuff of heros. An emblem: the paving-stone. The logotype brings the paving-stone the heart of the identity. The creation of a jagged typography mirrors the unpredictable nature of the race, a series of motives reflects the battle of the cyclists against the elements, an intense array of colours gives rythme to the epic and anchors it in today's world, whilst the iconographic choice incarnates the struggle and the pugnacity of these heros. The poster is rough, an allegory of the effort, portraying the 'Hell of the North'. The icons sector are indicated by special posters, and the digital declinations are a vibrant and animated translation of the identity.

2016 – Futurebrand – Paris
Survival is an art
2014 – TNT / Loyalkaspar – NYC

Art direction and graphic design for the 'Survival is an Art' event in NYC. The last Ship is an american post-apocalyptic science-fiction television series produced by Michael Bay : The Last Ship Experience brings together the world of fashion and the world of entertainment (VIPs and press) for an event inspired by the apocalypse with the objective of promoting the series. Under the banner 'Beauty versus Chaos', this event presented, in the heart of the mythical Meatpacking district of New York, a catwalk show by the german designer Irène Luft and a pop-up exhibition of twenty artists re-interpretating gas-masks.
Based on the logo of the series, the creation of a typography for the titles, associated with the a graphic representation of viruses under the microscope, evokes elegance confronting chaos.

2014 – TNT / Loyalkaspar – NYC



Galerie ACDC
2007 – ACDC – Bordeaux

Creation of the visual identity for the Galerie Bordelaise ACDC. Created in 2006, the ACDC gallery was initially an association, but subsequently became established as a gallery concentrating on the promotion of emerging contemporary artists.
As the gallery could not employ a graphic artist for each exhibition, the solution reached was to create a visual identity based on a system of typographic layouts. The characters A, C and D in lineal typography (Swiss 721) were replaced by symbols (>) recalling the angular architectural form of the gallery. Project realized in collaboration with Christelle Bonnet.

2007 – ACDC – Bordeaux




Arc
2016 – A&E / Loyalkaspar – NYC

Proposal for visual identity, artistic management and conceptual development of the interface for the video platform requested by Arc. Arc is a project dedicated to documentaries for the american group A&E Networks. The added value lies in a curation system, in social networks and news (articles and interviews). At any time, the viewer can add, share and read articles concerning the documentary which he/she is watching. The covers of each documentary are re-worked and rendered uniform by means of the color range, the page layout system and the typography. Navigation directly inherits the color code and the typography of the logo.

2016 – A&E / Loyalkaspar – NYC


Bill Font
2016 – Redbull TV / Loyalkaspar – NYC

Design and numerization of a typeface for Redbull TV. This numeric video service broadcasts Redbull events, as well as a wide range of sport, music and entertainment. Geometric, human and inspired by the lettering 'Block Berthold' LK Bill was originally drawn as an integral part of the new identity of the channel.

2016 – Redbull TV / Loyalkaspar – NYC




Girl
2016 – Girl mgmt– Paris

Proposed visual identity and web design for this parisian model agency. Girl is a young agency which is cultivating a badass image. With the idea of mixing elegance and character, the typography of the logo is both elegant and powerful, the polas are shot using silver film and printed on plain paper. The very simple interview-style videos help to get a first insight to the personality of each model.

2016 – Girl mgmt– Paris


NCI
2012 – A&E Network / Loyalkaspar – NYC

Visual identity and design for the graphic image of the TV channel NCI. Before A&E Network announce that the BIO channel will change its name to Fyi and will become a life-style channel, the idea was submitted to create a channel specialized in crime and investigation. NCI is a fictive project responding to this idea. The logo NCI, standing for 'Network of Crime and Investigation' adopts the graphic codes of the FBI, the CIA and other agencies specialized in crime-fighting. The letters NCI are then projected by means of a stencil and a torch. As a result, the content appears through these luminous deformations.

2012 – A&E Network / Loyalkaspar – NYC




Art et Paysage
2011 – Mairie d'Artigues – Bordeaux

Graphic conception for the cultural event 'Art and Landscape'. Conceived in collaboration with the
'Ecole des Beaux Arts' and the 'École Nationale Supérieure' for Architecture and Landscape Architecture of Bordeaux, 'Art et Paysage' is an artistic project highlighting young talents in plastic arts, architecture and landscape architecture. Its aim is to present and give free access, on a temporary basis, to artistic creations which are presented in-situ in areas of the commune.
For this fifth year, it was decided to introduce a logotype. The letter A recalls both the word Art and the town of Artigues, whilst illustrating the installations welcomed by the town. The minimalistic layout of the 'ALBUM' aims to highlight young talent, at the same time as contributing to the promotion of the laureates.

2011 – Mairie d'Artigues – Bordeaux




Le Rayon Frais
2010 – Le Rayon Frais – Bordeaux

Creation of the visual identity and merchandising for this emblematic Bordeaux shop. The 'Rayon Frais' is recognized, both nationally and internationally, since 2009, for its top of the range selection of streetwear.
Inspired by this urban culture, the typography of the logo oscillates between brutality and sophistication. The symbol of the snow-flake, on the other hand, mirrors the graphic codes of large food distributors, in opposition to the specialized tastes of the shop's very fashion-conscious customer base.

2010 – Le Rayon Frais – Bordeaux



Loke
2016 – Attaboy makes – NYC

Creation of the visual identity and design of the Loke application. New application for skateboarders, Loke was developed by the collective Attaboy makes in NYC. It permits 'crews' (groups of skate-boarders) to share and exchange news concerning the life of the sub-culture, but also to get together in places (spots) with obstacles where they can compete against each other.
The identity is inspired by the codes of tribes, the skateboarder or his/her crew is visually associated to a system of personalized patterns created from pictograms taken from spots or the application's navigation.

2016 – Attaboy makes – NYC




Spike TV
2014 – NYC – Loyalkaspar

Proposal of a new visual identity for Spike TV. Spike (previously known as Spike TV) is an american variety channel televised on cable networks. Spike was looking to add both meaning and subtlety.
Already present in the graphic charter, the 'knockout' typography is here brought to the forefront and modernizes this new identity whilst retaining the spirit of the channel. The dynamics of the flash and the system of the fractured box permit numerous layouts and graphic animations.

2014 – NYC – Loyalkaspar



Impacta Font
2015 – ESPN / Loyalkaspar – NYC

Design and conception of a font for the american channel ESPN. ESPN, the reference for televised sport, was watched by 96 million american households in 2007. The typography LK Impacta is part of the new identity for american football on the channel. Inspired by college style letter fonts and declined in a text version and a titles version, with three font weights (light, regular and bold), LK Impacta blends force and precision. The titles version has an aggressive aspect, produced by square interior borders and a nick situated on the horizontal strokes of the capital letters. The text version is easier to read, the nick disappears, the angles are rounded off and the small letters are taller.

2015 – ESPN / Loyalkaspar – NYC





Logotypes
2006 – 2016

Creation of logos. By nature, the logotype must be unique, functional, integral, efficient and still function in a single color, whilst representing the brand or company in an appropriate manner.
This selection of logos (proposals or final versions) plays on the basic principles of graphic art (space, color, form, consistence and clarity). Individually, the logos are in the style of commercial outlets (Avenue, Cyvea, Home solutions), of television channels (FYI, Pop, Redbull TV), of events (10 years of the Artigues Mediatec, Urban Vibrations) of artists (French Fries, Isaac Brams) or of television shows (Graves, Mike Woodson).

2006 – 2016
Push The Button – Two
2009 – Personal – France

Creation and art direction of a street wear brand. Push The Button is a brand evolving in the electro sub culture in France. PTB supports artists who likes to create by pushing buttons (graphic designers, photographs, DJ's…). While collaborating with them to create the visuals of the brand the PTB crew organizes electro party's and plays live videos during them. Two is the second limited teeshirt collections, the photographer Julien Pounchou (eyecrap.com) realizes this images in Barcelona in 2008.

2009 – Personal – France
Photographie 35 mm
2016 – Personal – NYC

Photographs, personal project. Street photography forces us to look at our surrounds. It is a visual escape route which is less subject to rules than graphic art. The 35mm film format in black and white, imposes constraints which increase creativity and reactivity without the risk of getting lost in a spiral of technical prowess. It is necessary to stay patient, to concentrate and to wait for the right moment, without being sure of the final product. The instant is more important than the aestheticism. A successfully taken photo will transform a moment from banal to beautiful.

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2016 – Personal – NYC