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Affiches-Manifestes de la Scam

Contributed by Caren Litherland on Jun 18th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Affiches-Manifestes de la Scam 1
    Source: https://www.catherinezask.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Catherine Zask’s enthusiasm targets the materiality of writing, the inner structure of written language.

    —Felix Studinka, from the foreword to Poster Collection: Catherine Zask

    French graphic designer Catherine Zask inherited her love of Berthold Block from her teacher Roman Cieślewicz, with whom she studied at l’Ecole supérieure d’arts graphiques (ESAG). In 1996–97, the Sociéte des auteurs multimédia (SCAM) commissioned Zask to design a series of affiches-manifestes (poster manifestos) to promote a series of talks about a then-new French law that imposed restrictions on public broadcasting. “I used the powerful Block to create friction between the letters,” she wrote. “The series proceeds from yellow to red, like someone growing flushed with anger.”

    View the entire collection of posters on her site.

    Affiches-Manifestes de la Scam 2
    Source: https://www.catherinezask.com License: All Rights Reserved.
    The entire series of fourteen affiches-manifestes Catherine Zask designed for SCAM.
    Source: https://www.catherinezask.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    The entire series of fourteen affiches-manifestes Catherine Zask designed for SCAM.

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    • Bauer Bodoni

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