Revue Faire No. 2 (A technical platform : www.colorlibrary.ch)
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The second issue of Revue Faire [To Look at Things] is composed of a text (“A Technical Platform: Colorlibrary.ch by Maximage”) by Paris-based graphic designer Manon Bruet, currently of Spassky Fischer. Bruet's essay, accompanied by two colorful posters, traces and analyzes the development of colorlibrary.ch, a project by Swiss graphic design collective Maximage which emerged from a pedagogical project at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Color Library was created within the Workflow research and development project and launched in 2014. Initially developed for experimental purposes—designers designing their own tools—the system challenges the hegemony of Pantone and four color offset printing, offering a database of established profiles that moves designers away from traditional four color printing results and opens up a panorama of strange and assuredly contemporary graphic design creations. Includes a glossary of terms.
Revue Faire, launched in 2017, is a regularly published critical publication dedicated to the analysis of graphic design, with a particular focus on France, and a broader focus on graphic design in Europe. Each year, 15 bilingual (French and English) 20-page issues are planned to be published. The series, curated by Sacha Léopold and François Havegeer, works with various invited authors; each issue documents a unique, tentacular subject of interest to graphic designers.
Designed and edited by Sacha Léopold and François Havegeer with Kévin Lartaud
Published by Editions Empire, 2017
In English and French
Softcover, 20 pages, staple binding, full color, 8.5 × 11.75 inches
With posters: (recto) design by Julia Andréone and Manon Bruet; (verso) design by Syndicat, 16.5 × 23.5 inches