Design Deconstructed:
Why Philippe Apeloig’s
1987 Musee d’Orsay Poster
Is A Masterwork

Experts see the world differently than those with an untrained eye; they pick up on details, techniques, and historic references that might otherwise go unnoticed. The Design Deconstructed series taps into how they examine, interpret, and understand the world.

Ellen Lupton


Villissima ! Des artistes et des villes

From July 4th
to September 27th 2015


Marking Type

As the wold gets to grips with the pros and cons of wearable technology, La Montre Hermès reminds us of the ingenuity of traditional watch design. Though its new Slim d’Hermès watch could rely on good looks alone, Hermès has added a typically stealthy design flourish: the hour markers have been designed by the French graphic designer Philippe Apeloig.

Carach Mckay


How Posters Work

From Friday May 8th 2015
to Sunday January 24th 2016

How Design Live

May 4th-8th 2015
Hynes Convention Center
Chicago, USA


Slim Fit
L’équipe Sport & Style

La typographie versifiée des chiffres de la nouvelle montre Slim d’Hermès transgresse les codes du genre. Son créateur, Philippe Apeloig, explique pourquoi.

Paul Miquel


Philippe Apeloig: «Suggérer plutôt que montrer»
Le Journal des Arts nº430

Pourquoi et comment crée-t-on le logo d’un musée ? Le logo répond à un besoin d’existence, de reconnaissance, de repère visuel…

David Robert


Making a Poster is a Process

When graphic designer Philippe Apeloig featured his own poster designs at the Espace Topographie de l’art in Paris, he chose the title Vivo in Typo

Caitlin Condell


International Society of Typographic Designers Awards 2014

From Saturday October 25th
to Sunday November 23th 2014


Cité du livre

From Friday, October 17th 2014
to Saturday, January 10th 2015

École Duperré

Tuesday, May 6th 2014
École Duperré
Paris, France


A New Legend of French Design The Atlantic

An exhibit and book about the work of typographer Philippe Apeloig marks the culmination of an extraordinary career and, he says, the start of a new artistic phase.

Steven Heller

Look Upstairs
AGideas 2014

April 2nd-4th 2014
Melbourne Art Center
Melbourne, Australia


Type and Transcendence: Philippe Apeloig

The cerebral, meticulous posters of Philippe Apeloig have made him a graphic design luminary. He was the subject of a large career retrospective at the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris.

Caitlin Condell


Artiste, graphiste, typographe
Zap Design

«Je n’imaginais pas raconter mon parcours, comment je suis devenu graphiste, sans lever un petit coin du voile de mon intimité…»

Véronique Thouvenin

Parole au graphisme

January 31th  2014
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France


Les Arts Décoratifs

From November 21th 2013
to March 30th 2014


Apprendre à consentir
et à désobéir

La Ville Lumière aura très prochainement l’occasion d’admirer […] l’exposition rétrospective «Typorama», aux Arts Décoratifs de Paris, qui présentera trente ans de création typographique du designer graphique français…

Dennis Moya – Tiffany Baehler


Matisse à l’affiche

From June 21th
to September 23th 2013

L’identità del museo

Wednesday, November 30th 2011
Museo del Novecento
Milan, Italy


Graphic Design: Now in Production

From October 22th 2011
to January 22th 2012


Graphisme et création contemporaine

From April 27th
to June 6th 2011


Bewegte Schrift

From February 2nd
to May 22th 2011

European Design Festival 2010

Sunday, May 30th 2010
De Doelen
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

IMG_7422 2 mini

with Reza Abedini

From March 31th
to April 28th 2010

CPH Typo 2010

Tuesday, March 9th 2010
Danish School of Media
and Journalism
Copenhagen, Denmark


An interview with Philippe Apeloig: part 2

In the second half of Ayse Kongur and Tom Hunter-Watts’ interview, French graphic designer Philippe Apeloig talks about the importance of quality and client relationships

Ayse Kongur – Tom Hunter-Watts

Savannah College of Art
and Design

February 2010
Savannah College
of Art and Design
Savannah, USA


Atelier Didier Mutel, Paris

From January 23th
to February 26th 2010


Q&A With Philippe Apeloig

Yet one of Apeloig’s current projects is designing the poster, catalogue and signs for a fashion retrospective, “Yves Saint Laurent,” encompassing 40 years of the fashion designer’s creations, which opens March 11 at the Petit Palais in Paris. Apeloig admitted he had some catching up to do. “I didn’t know so much about Yves before,” he said.

Valerie Seckler

12e Journée Romande de la typographie

Saturday, November 7th 2009
École Polytechnique Fédérale
Lausanne, Switzerland

Talking Graphics
London College
of Communication

April 30th 2009
The LCC School of Graphic Design
London, UK

Typo Berlin 2009

Saturday, March 23th 2009
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Berlin, Germany

Journée de la typographie,
20 ans déjà

Saturday, October 18th 2008
Zürich, Switzerland


Vivo in Typo
Espace Topographie de l’art

From April 12th
to May 25th 2008

The Basel School of Design

Wednesday, March 5th 2008
Schule für Gestaltung
Basel, Switzerland

22. Forum Typografie

Saturday, February 24th 2007
Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
School of Design
Düsseldorf, Germany


Five Star Designers’ Banquet

From Monday, December 4th
to Friday, December 22th 2006


Typo & Konstrukcja

From April
to May 2006

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