Philippe Apeloig, France (1997)
Philippe Apeloig, who grew up in Paris, was educated at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. After graduating and spending two trans formative training periods at Total Design in Amsterdam, he worked as a designer for the Musée d’Orsay in Paris from 1985 to 1987. In 1988, Apeloig received a grant from the French Foreign Ministry to work in Los Angeles with April Greiman. Later, from 1993 to 1994, he was honoured with a research and residency grant at the French Academy of Art in the Villa Medici in Rome. Apeloig taught typography and graphic design at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1992 to 1999, and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City from 1999 to 2002. He established his own design studio in Paris in 1989 and works on design projects such as posters, logos, typefaces, and communication materials for cultural events, publishers and institutions.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Apeloig trained briefly at the Amsterdam graphic design agency Total Design, where Wim Crouwel was director. Here, he became fascinated by the Dutch modernist, streamlined approach to typography. The Paris-based designer works for both the cultural sector as well as commercial clients. He makes regular excursions from the printed page to create digital typographic animations. He composes with typography for logos, books, folders, moving images and posters.