The name of this artist’s collective based in Rouen, France, is hard to translate. While everyone will understand vibrant, the verb défricher can mean to make land arable by clearing wood, but also to prepare for a bigger task, to lay ground for something.
With this in mind, one understands better the complex mission stated by the associations’ adherents, ranging from musicians to performing and visual artists to technicians and volunteers. Cross-over, improvisation and the fusion of artistic disciplines is at the very heart of their work. They aim at reaching out to the most diverse audiences with their events and are committed to their local community, organizing projects at schools and in hospitals. Apart from that, the Vibrants Défricheurs founded their own music label called Label Vibrant.
In this post you get to see various graphic design projects directed by Julien Lelièvre since 2016, from logotype to CD sleeve. What they have in common is the mix of two sans-serif typefaces released by Production Type: Origin Super Condensed, sporting a back-slanted italic, and Gemeli Micro, characterized by its pronounced inktraps.