The Parisian institution Le Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord commissioned graphic design studio Violaine & Jérémy for the identity of their 2016–17 season. We worked on posters and programs, and type: Dida had been designed for the theater’s 2016 season, to make the identity of the season stronger, and more personal. The black Dida and its slender counterpart Scalie (unreleased) were paired with Giorgio Sans (Commercial Type) and the serif Caslon 540.
The concepts of Surprise and Absurd formed the general theme for this year. Founded in 1876, the theater had an erratic existence and it seemed it would never get off the ground. In 1974 Peter Brook took over and decided to rehabilitate the old building. It is now a fascinating place famous for the accessibility of its stage to the public.