The Graphic Work of Philippe Apeloig

  1. Philippe Apeloig
  2. Edited by Tino Grass
  • ISBN 9780500517222
  • 24.00 x 29.50 cm
  • Hardback without Jacket
  • 384pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2013

A retrospective of a distinguished graphic designer, influential on both sides of the Atlantic – required reading for anyone concerned with the recent history of graphic design


A consistent vision pervades the design of Philippe Apeloig. He has crafted a visual language strongly connected to rhythm, structure, pattern, space and choreography, a language that invites us to wander through a thicket of letters, lines and shapes that coalesce into something magical.

Apeloig’s career began in 1985 when he designed the poster for the Musée d’Orsay’s first exhibition, ‘Chicago, Birth of a Metropolis’. He has since created many more seminal posters and his own typefaces, including Octobre and Drop.

This book, published to accompany a major exhibition at the Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris, surveys and explores the entirety of Apeloig’s graphic design process and philosophy, reproducing posters, logos, visual identities, books and animations, and analysing the influences that fuel his work.

Tino Graß is a noted Swiss graphic designer.
Alice Morgaine is an Art Director at La Verrière-Hermès.
Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.