Since 1994 in France, researchers, critics and professionals have shared their viewpoints and their researches on the major themes that animate the graphic design field in the annual publication Graphisme en France. The 21st issue adresses the topic of artistic direction for press and magazines, through the contributions of Angelo Cirimele, Francesco Franchi, Pierre Ponant and Véronique Vienne.
Young studio Ultragramme was chosed to design the journal. Through their choices of paper, layout, printing and typography, they’ve implemented a number of codes directly inspired by those of the press and magazines.
The layout is based on a modular grid that allows text to be set alternatively on two, three or four columns. In the same way, titles are successively centered, floated right, then left.
Three typefaces are used across the whole publication: Trianon, Origin Super Condensed & Wigrum. Each typeface is alternately used for titles, texts, as well as notes and epigraphs.
Part of the publication was printed in spot colors (dark blue, red and neon yellow), alternating pages in monochrome, two-color and three-color.
The publication is available for download in English and in French.