Pascal Béjean, France

AGI member since 2015

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Originally a fashion student, he learned graphic design during internships working for the music industry (1990). Since, he founded or co-founded his own practices. He completed his graphic education by spending a semester at Eastern Michigan University (1995). Already, he had contributed to the Parisian magazine Bulldozer (1994) with designer Frédéric Bortolotti, joined later by artist Nicolas Ledoux (2000). Together, they worked for museums and developed the identity of the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (2003-2014).
With the advent of the iPad and its tactile features, Nicolas and Pascal joined forces with Olivier Körner (developer), Jean-Luc Lemaire, David Longuein (designers) and Vincent Piccolo (management) to create an app: the art bookstore Art Book Magazine (2011). ABM Studio now combines digital and print in art and communication projects (OpticalSound, Louis Vuitton, Arles 2016).

Design work by Pascal Béjean


    Pascal Béjean, France (2015)

    Pascal Béjean, France (2015)

      Originally a fashion student, he learned graphic design during internships working for the music industry (1990). Since, he founded or co-founded his own practices. He completed his graphic education by spending a semester at Eastern Michigan University (1995). Already, he had contributed to the Parisian magazine Bulldozer (1994) with designer Frédéric Bortolotti, joined later by artist Nicolas Ledoux (2000). Together, they worked for museums and developed the identity of the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers (2003-2014).
      With the advent of the iPad and its tactile features, Nicolas and Pascal joined forces with Olivier Körner (developer), Jean-Luc Lemaire, David Longuein (designers) and Vincent Piccolo (management) to create an app: the art bookstore Art Book Magazine (2011). ABM Studio now combines digital and print in art and communication projects (OpticalSound, Louis Vuitton, Arles 2016).

      Publications

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      Zuzanna Licko. Emigre fonts. Rudy Vanderlans. Emigre magazine.

      (2010)

      • Pascal Béjean

      étapes:

      Magazine article with interactive flaps and folds, designed to emulate Emigré’s seminal bitmap experimentations of the early digital period.

      Promenade française

      (2013)

      • Pascal Béjean

      étapes:

      This article, written, laid out, and photographed on film by Béjean, presents ten portraits of French graphic designers, from a series of reportages conducted in-situ over a five-year period. The dynamic yet grounded composition of his square images recalls vintage record jackets — a major influence for designers of Béjean’s generation.

      Cassandre. Spécimens.

      (2015)

      • Pascal Béjean

      Art Book Magazine

      This digital book features original type specimens of fonts designed by legendary affichiste Cassandre for the Deberny & Peignot foundry. They include rare layouts for Bifur, Acier, and Peignot, assembled here for the first time in their historical context. High definition photographs encourage designers to study these documents at the source.

      Bulldozer 1-12

      (1994)

      • Pascal Béjean,
      • Frédéric Bortolotti,
      • Anne Duranton,
      • Philippe Savoir

      Bulldozer

      12 interviews of graphic designers by graphic designers.

      Agencies

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      • Bleu Élastique

        1991 – 2000

      Awards

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      • 2013

      Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival. French posters
      • 2013

      Demain le livre, Innovation Award for Louis Vuitton iPad app
      • 2012

      Stratégies/Amaury Award for Louis Vuitton iPad app
      • 2011

      Type Directors Club 57, New York.Typographic Excellence Award for Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers
      • 2010

      Chaumont International Poster and Graphic Design Festival. French posters
      • 2010

      Taiwan International Poster Design Award (Shortlist)
      • 1998

      Type Directors Club 44, New York.Typographic Excellence Award for Random Access. With Joseph Becker