• Loading…

Échirolles, Mois du Graphisme

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Typography / Graphic Design / 2010

Each year, the city of Échirolles organises a one-month festival devoted to graphic design, which is an important rendezvous for students and professionals. The theme for 2009 was the celebration of writing systems. The typeface ‘Aleph’, designed by Philippe Apeloig, was originally inspired by hand-written calligraphy. The poster invites readers to look at the way words are read and to appreciate the aesthetic shapes of letters. An energetic design was developed for motion graphics by treating the letters as separate elements. They move, repeat and disappear following the rhythm of a Maurice Ravel score, hence the design has been influenced by modern dance.

Want more access to D&AD?

Join D&AD as a Free Member and you’ll be able to view winning work, enter the Awards, download New Blood briefs and get access to even more articles and videos.

Join for free I’m already a member

Are you credited on this winning entry?

There's a Pencil with your name on it. Drop us your details for further information about how you can order your Pencil. If you've previously won In Book or a Nomination and would like to celebrate your achievement with a Wood or Graphite Pencil, please let us know.

Please don't check this box.

We have placed cookies on your computer to help make this website better.
You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Don't show this message again