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Philippe Apeloig: Using Type
Philippe Apeloig, a noted Frenchgraphic designer based in Paris, will present a series of his latest designcreations. The presentation of posters and logotypes will be enlightened by hiscreative process, through a series of preliminary sketches and artistic references.
About the Speaker
Philippe Apeloig was born in Paris in 1962 and studied atthe École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École NationaleSupérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD). After two transformative internships atTotal Design in Amsterdam, he was hired as a graphic designer at the Muséed'Orsay in Paris in 1985.
In1987, after receiving a scholarship from the French Foreign Ministry, Apeloigleft the Orsay and moved to Los Angeles to study and work with April Greiman.In 1993, he won a fellowship at the French Academy in Rome, where he researchedand designed typefaces; his font October, created at the Villa Medici, garneredthe 1995 Tokyo Type Directors Club's Gold Award. In 1997, Apeloig became adesign consultant for the Louvre, then six years later, its art director, apost he held until 2008.
From1992 to 1998, Apeloig taught typography in Paris at ENSAD. While teachingpart-time at the Rhode Island School of Design in the US, he applied for andwas appointed full-time professor of graphic design at the Cooper Union Schoolof Art in New York. He began his new post in 1999, then was made curator of theschool's Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography in 2000. He heldthe dual post until 2003, when he returned to Paris to run his own studio.
Apeloig'sdesign compositions have won numerous prizes, including the Overall Prize atthe 2009 International Society of Typographic Designers Award in London. Hecontributed to recent blockbuster exhibitions by designing posters for "YvesSaint Laurent" at the Petit Palais (2010). Apeloig has also created numerousvisual identities and logos for nonprofits, governmental agencies, andbusinesses ranging from the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Direction des Musées deFrance, the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, to the InstitutoUniversitario di Architettura di Venezia and the silversmith Puiforcat.
Apeloigis currently working with Jean Nouvel on the wayfinding system and the logo forthe Louvre in Abu Dhabi.
He is a longstanding member of the Alliance GraphiqueInternationale and was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in2011.