Systems as Playgrounds: DeValence Studio at Kyoto DDD Gallery


This volume is published on the occasion of the first exhibition in Japan devoted to the Paris-based deValence graphic design studio. 

Systems as Playgrounds presents a selection of deValence works designed for the fields of theater, architecture, design, publishing and contemporary art. It also features the editorial work the studio has undertaken with its associated publishing imprint Éditions B42.

The book pays particular attention to the creation context but also typography and the process of formal exploration.

An essay by historian of design Tony Côme, along with an interview by the Japanese art critic and publisher Kiyonori Muroga with Alexandre Dimos and Ghislain Triboulet, shed light on the studio’s most memorable creations while analyzing the design and production processes implemented over the last few years. The catalog highlights the inspirations and influences that France and Japan share.

Published by Éditions B42, 2019
Trilingual, in French, Japanese and English

Softcover, 72 pages, color and b&w images, 8.75 × 12 inches

ISBN: 978-2-49-007716-8

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