François Rappo

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Le Tank
22 bis Rue des Taillandiers
75011, Paris, France

On Wednesday 4 July 2018, at Le Tank: François Rappo. Facilitator: Benjamin Blaess. This is a linked event, any registration for one of the speakers gives you access to the other talk without additional registration.

The TypeParis evening Talks (in english) open its doors at 19:00 at le Tank, Paris.

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Our free talks open to the public will include two speakers: graphic designer as well the weekly #typeparis18 international guest critic. The venue is limited to 130 people, after this limit, you will be added to the waiting list, and your entry will not be fully guaranteed. Our Talks will be given in English, no livestream, but available videos at a later date. Being present on the spot is the best way to miss nothing. Meanwhile, as the #tptalks18 are organized in Paris, France, most of attendees will be Parisians. Le Français sera largement employé par les participants lors de l’inscription et des échanges nombreux durant la soirée.


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François Rappo

François Rappo

Critics, Speakers, 2018

Graphic designer, born in 1955, trained at ECBA Ecole cantonale des beaux-arts, Lausanne, Switzerland. François Rappo started type design in 1998, collaborating with Optimo type foundry since then: Didot Elder, Theinhardt Grotesk, Genath, Antique, Plain Grotesque, Clarendon Graphic, Practice, Apax, Jannon. His portfolio includes projects for The New York Times Magazine, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art London, Apple, Basel Art Fair. François is teaching type and graphic design at ECAL Ecole cantonale dart de Lausanne. He received the Jan-Tschichold award in 2013.

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Benjamin Blaess

Benjamin Blaess

Facilitators, 2018

Benjamin Blaess unconscious obsession & interest for typography never stopped growing, especially when he studied graphic design while in Alsace. He kept pushing his curiosity and thirst for knowledge and finally moved to Paris, to be a part of the first TypeParis session in summer 2015 during which he designed Brambly. Since 2015, he is specialized in font production at Typofonderie and leads typographic projects at ZeCraft. For TypeParis he is the art director for identity and communication of the annuals events as well type design programme.

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