André Baldinger, France (2002)
Baldinger studied typography in Zurich with Hans Rudolf Bosshard and type design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Paris. In 1995 he founded his own studio. Book...Read full biography
1 item, Type Design
1 items, Type Design
Promotional poster for the ANCT. A work based on research into rhythm and proportion, particularly the Golden Section and Fibonacci. The principal grid system of this poster is based on the reccurent series of the Italian mathematician Fibonacci* (1:1:2:3:5:8...) and is evolutionary. The proportion 1:1 serves as the basis for the calculatin of new ratios, which determines the following proportions according to the continuing additions (1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5 etc.).
Baldinger studied typography in Zurich with Hans Rudolf Bosshard and type design at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) in Paris.
In 1995 he founded his own studio. Book design, type design, visual identities and posters.
In 2005, the Swiss National Bank invited Baldinger to participate in the competition for the new Swiss banknotes.
In 2008 he established, together with Toan Vu-Huu, the design office baldiger•vu-huu, www.baldingervuhuu.com. Follows in 2022 the type foundry www.bvhtype.com.
André received grants from the French Ministry of Culture, the Swiss Confederation (Federal Design Prize), the Centre national des arts plastiques (Cnap) and a residency at the Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto/Japan.
His creations are regularly awarded (TDC New York and TDC Tokyo, the most beautiful Swiss books, 100 best posters D/CH/A...) and are in the collections of the Bibliothèque national de France, the Design Museum Zurich/CH, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs/Paris and the Toyama Museum of Modern Art/JP.
He is co-founder/codirector of the research laboratory EnsadLab Type at EnsAD.
He teaches typography and type design at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs/Paris.