Jean-Baptiste Levée works methodically in a process where history and technology are approached altogether within the nuances of artistry. He manufactures functional, yet versatile digital platforms for designers to build upon.
Levée has designed over a hundred typefaces for industry, moving pictures, fashion and publishing. His work has won multiple awards and has been shown internationally in group and solo shows. It is featured in the permanent collections of the French national library (BnF), the Decorative Arts museum of Paris and the National Center of arts (Cnap); of the Newberry Library in Chicago, and several printing museums in Europe. He is a board member at ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) and a “Expert advisor in design” consulting for the French Public Investment Bank (BPI) where he is contributing to the spread of design in innovative companies. Levée curates exhibitions on typeface design, organizes research symposiums and teaches typeface design at the Amiens school of Arts & Design and at the University of Corte. He is a typography columnist and editor on Pointypo.com.
BITS 6 International Workshop
October 8, 2016.
1.00 pm. - 3.00 pm.
Auditorium A, TCDC
Available slots : 10 person
Starting with a selection of logotypes, the participants will be required to draft an alphabet. The purpose of this workshop is to evaluate the balance between geometry and drawing, and between expressivity and functionality.
BITS 6 International Conference
October 9, 2016.
Session 3 (3.30 pm. - 7.00 pm.)
“The sans serif as a design pattern: finding artistic renewal in repeating environments”
Since its beginning, Production Type has approached numerous sans serif design principles. Which directions were more thoroughly explored? Which ones have yielded the best results, either from a personal or a commercial standpoint? Putting the designer's own obsessions in perspective, this presentation surveys the conceptual and formal backbones that drove Production Type towards specific genres.