The quality of a poster stems primarily from its designer’s talent. But one intermediary, though essential to the production chain, is little discussed: the screenprinter. The exhibition staged at Les Silos, entitled ‘Un imprimeur’, turns the spotlight on this trade, and more precisely on Lézard Graphique, a studio run by Jean-Yves Grandidier in Brumath, Alsace, who for many years has worked with the finest designers in France and Europe. Some 50 posters, 120 x 176 cm in size, will be shown. These urban notices by practitioners such as Fanette Mellier, Frédéric Teschner, Metahaven, Henning Wagenbreth, Mathias Schweizer, Helmo and Jean-Marc Ballée – who, incidentally, has designed the poster and graphic communications for this 23rd Festival of Chaumont – will explore the many possibilities offered by screenprinting and showcase the outstanding quality of the work that the Lézard Graphique team have been crafting for over 20 years.
Co-produced with the École Régionale des Beaux-Arts in Besançon, and curated by Thomas Huot-Marchand and Vincent Perrottet, the exhibition is also the occasion for Harmen Liemburg, a Dutch designer well known to Festival regulars, to create a specific publication in close collaboration with Lézard Graphique.
Curators: Thomas Huot-Marchand and Vincent Perrottet
Co-produced with: École Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Besançon
Les Silos book and poster centre.