Illustrator and typographer Alex Trochut synthesizes illustration and lettering like no other. The expressive, richly ornamented typography he creates ooze fluidity in which movement is practically palpable. One of the most sought after talents, he has created knockout work for the likes of Wired and The New York Times as well as clients including Adidas and Coca-Cola. We met the 29-year-old, Barcelona-based whiz kid at his studio to talk about visuals, identities, and the legitimacy of legibility.
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At only age 26, graphic designer Julien Vallée has wrangled his bold, poppy papercrafts into a formidable resume that includes clients like NYT Magazine, MTV and Swatch.
The striking creations of Canadian-born graphic designer Julien Vallée incorporate splendid handcraft and digital technology. For the cover art of Gestalten’s new book , Vallée uses his multidisciplinary graphic-inspired approach and stages his design spatially by crafting three-dimensional objects and lettering. The result – a stunning almost palpable cover!
Not limiting himself to print, he uses the stylistic means of graphic design to create art installations, motion graphics, animations and video designs. His playful graphics has gained him commissions and props from clients such as New York Times Magazine, MTV and Swatch to musicians like Kanye West. We met Julien, who’s recently moved to Berlin, while he was preparing his installation for his group exhibition here in the city. A Gestalten favourite, his work is also featured in a number of our books.
A two-minute animated voyage through nature's life cycle, following the trials and tribulations of a humble apple seed.
The film was kindly funded by Adobe, made using their CS4 range of software. It was produced at Nexus Productions and features a soundtrack by Jape. It was made using a mixture of stop motion papercraft and 2D drawn animation.
Credits for the film are as follows:
Story and direction : Johnny Kelly
Production manager: Jo Bierton
2D animation: Michael Zauner
3D animation: Eoin Coughlan
Paper modeler: Elin Svensson
Assisted by: Anna Benner
Stop frame DOP: Micolaj Jarosewicz
Stop frame animation: Matthew Cooper
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston
Sound supervisor: Mike Wyeld
Foley artist: Sue Harding
Executive producers: Charlotte Bavasso, Chris O’Reilly
Producer: Christine Ponzevera
Agency: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Creative director: Keith Anderson
Associate Creative Director: Tony Stern
Associate Creative Director: Frank Aldorf
Art director: Johan Arlig
Copywriter: Steve Payonzeck
Art director: Karishma Mehta
Copywriter: Gregory Lane
Interactive Producer: Stella Wong
Art Buyer: Jenny Taich