collab. with Fiona Valais

LAFF is a swiss-based international and multicultural music festival with an emphasis on African cultures. It is annualy organized by the socially engaged association CIPINA (centre for information and promotion of the image of the new Africa).

After a successful first collaboration in 2017 where we were asked to rebrand the identity of the festival and work on the whole visual aspects of the campaign, we decided to prolong our close partnership for the second time. This year, the festival is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela in the form of conferences, exhibitions and artistic expression on July 19 to July 22, 2018.

LAFF 2018

atelier oï
How Life Unfolds

How Life Unfolds is a monograph by renowned Swiss multi-disciplinary design studio atelier oï. Founded in 1991 by 3 close friends (Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Reymond), the studio covers every scale of design such as architecture, scenography, and product design. Through never-seen-before material from their archives, the book tells us “how life unfolds“ from the trio's perspective.

The book was released on the occasion of the studio's solo exhibition “Oïphorie“ at Museum für Gestaltung Zurich (02.03.2018–30.09.2018).

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Smyth sewn softcover, 175×245mm, 384 pages, C-print.

© 2018 atelier oï and Lars Müller Publishers

(Diploma project)

"A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego. Such experiences of expanded consciousness can occur in a variety of ways: sensory deprivation, yoga exercises, disciplined meditation, religious or aesthetic ecstasies, or spontaneously. Most recently they became available to anyone through the ingestion of psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, or DMT."
– Timothy Leary, 1964

The Magic Theatre is an exhaustive index of the subjective effects of psychedelic drugs. It is derived in 4 editions, each one being a singular aesthetic experience. The abstract visualizations were automatically generated, interrupting the reading experience with digital hallucinations. One could easily imagine a larger collection with a limitless spectrum of visual experiences.

Sewn softcover book, 175×245mm, 320 pages, C-print, 4 single copies.

(supervised by Gilles Gavillet & Nicole Udry)

ECAL 2017


Acid Bodhisattva is a research project on the use of psychedelic drugs and the major themes that are often related to it. It is both an exposé of the often unappreciated history of drug use and an exploration in the specialized press of the 1960-1970's.

The text is designed as a digital platform, questioning the DIY diffusion of information that took place 50 years ago in the underground press, and re-contextualizing it in a contemporary discourse.

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(supervised by Alexandru Balgiu)

ECAL 2017


Manual for spiritual achievement through gun shooting. The project is inspired by Eugen Herrigel’s ‘Zen in the Art of Archery’ in which the german philosopher tells his encounter with his master Kenzo Awa and how he was initiated to Zen through archery.

This book is a bible for the holy shooter teaching him how to reach Enlightenment through peaceful shooting. Concepts were inspired by Eastern teachings. It is a pacifist message in our violent era packed in a religious joke.

Round spine softcover book, 140×215mm, 64 pages, C-print, 2 copies.

(supervised by Aurèle Sack, Gilles Gavillet and Jonathan Hares)

ECAL 2017


Charon is an elegant display typeface. Its design was inspired by exploring the subterranean cemetery of Chacarita in Buenos Aires.

Charon is the name of the mythological son of Night and Darkness who carries the soul of the deceased across the river Styx which is the ultimate frontier to the world of the dead.

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(course of Ian Party/Swiss Typefaces)

ECAL 2016


This book tends to demonstrate why and how every hippie commune shall fail, through the story of Drop City, the first modern american hippie commune. It is both an exhortation and a guide of rules to build and preserve a commune.

Using archives from the 60's, the book was a lot inspired by Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog – a catalog of tools and litterary references for self-education that came out first in 1968, ironically coinciding with when the Drop City founders left the commune at the hands of junkies and violent motorcycle gangs.

Softcover book, 205×280mm, 188 pages, C-print, 2 copies.

(course of Nicole Udry)

ECAL 2016

collab. with Sabrina Vega

Steak is a magazine about skateboard. It explores various topics like architecture, design, illustration or sociology through the prism of skateboard as a whole life style.

Saddle-stitch binding, 230×300mm, 84 pages, C-print, 2 copies.

(course of François Rappo)

ECAL 2016

collab. with Sabrina Vega

1920 is a two-cuts monocase typeface developed during a week-long workshop. This work was self-initiated when the need of a typeface that would fit the tight ratio of a vertical 1080×1920 digital display became necessary.

The result is a typeface with a digital look that still keeps organic details.

1920 Bold in use here.

ECAL 2016

collab. with Sabrina Vega

Graphic system that digitally displays on vertical screens content from Twitter that include '#ecal'.

The concept was to transcribe the idea of viral information as an infection using both analog and digital material.

(workshop of Marius Aeberli)

ECAL 2016

collab. with Vidal Mateos

This project is about the swiss Space Conquest. It explores the timeless atmosphere of this specific scientific field. The starting point of the project was the very first and only swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier who shared with us his memories about his 4 space missions.

All pictures were taken in several swiss institutes for space such as ISDC (Geneva), CSEM (Neuchatel) or UNIBE-Space (Bern).

Hardcover book, screen printed binding cloth, 225×296mm, 52 pages, C-print, 3 copies.

(course of François Rappo)

ECAL 2015–16


'Autopsy' is an experimental, arbitrary collection and thesis. Its main goal is to offer a relative history of the tight relationship between photography and graphic design.

Starting from the Avant-Garde of 1920, it focuses on how graphic design merged with the photographic medium and how it influenced modern and still affects contemporary graphic design and photography.

Paperback, 105×175mm, C-print, 132 pages, 4 copies.

(course of Alexandru Balgiu)

ECAL 2015


Selection of posters realized between February and May 2015.

The mission was to produce a very large collection of posters during the semester based on an already existing poster. I worked with a poster designed by artist Michael Schwab for a Polo event run by Ralph Lauren in 1995.

(course of Violaine Pont/Happy Pets)

ECAL 2015


The main goal of this book is to offer an alternative way to produce gradients. It works as a catalogue of 1'548 shades and can be used as a guide thanks to a constant graphic manual that shows how to reproduce them.

Softcover, 200×265mm, B&W-print, 390 pages, 3 copies.

(course of Guy Meldem/Maximage)

ECAL 2014


'Les Désenchantés' is a selection of pessimistic and cynical writings.

The project is a speculative collection of books offering a large spectrum of litterary texts. We were asked to produce the first issue with selected texts.

Hardcover book, 153×228mm, B&W-print, 270 pages, 2 copies.

(course of Harry Bloch/Harris Blondman)

ECAL 2015

collab. with Sabrina Vega

Record cover designed for a week-long screen-printing workshop run by Ronny Hunger.

Every step uses analog techniques such as photograms and film photography.

(workshop of Ronny Hunger/Comet Substance)

ECAL 2015


During my internship at YONA LEE DESIGN STUDIO, I was asked to work on a new visual identity for the studio.

It resulted in two minimal white and glossy black hot foil stamps on black paper.