Michel Lepetitdidier, France (2003)
I haven’t figured out if graphic design is my life. Maybe I’ll never know, but art may be my reason to live and thus a good reason to work in this direction. Gently, you enroll in art school, (School of Fine Arts, Metz), 1980 and after five years you graduate and leave. Quietly, you begin to work, (1985) with desire, without certainties but with strength. Slowly, you convince a concert hall (Arsenal Metz), museums (Nicéphore Niépce and Denon in Chalonsur- Saône, American Art of Giverny, Fine Arts of Dijon, Nancy, Metz), theatres (La Manufacture in Nancy, Jarnisy), publishers (Au Figuré, Paris Musées), a television channel (Arte), from the sidelines. Now visible, you begin to teach (School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg; National School of Fine Arts, Nancy), your works appear in Graphis and Étapes, you are a jury member for competitions and awards, and you lead student workshops (Échirolles, Art School). 'Although graphic design is not my life, it fills it entirely.'