French designer Philippe Apeloig was recently announced the overall winner of the International Society of Typographic Designers for three posters he produced for Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
Considered to be a significant typographical achievement, Philippe Apeloig’s posters caught the imagination of the jurors.
Awards Chair Gilmar Wendt — Executive Creative Director at SAS Design in London — had this to say about the posters:
“I first saw them “in situ” on the metro in Paris where their sheer visual power cut through all the clutter of signage, ads and busy people jumping on and off the trains. I don’t remember any of the other ads but these posters stuck with me. What is so wonderful about them is how they are at the same time clear information design and beautiful graphics. Because the words drive the design, all three of them, whilst using the same principles, they become unique pieces. And if the typography provides unity, the colored backgrounds help differentiate. Simple, beautiful, intriguing.”
Graphis agrees, and congratulates Philippe Apeloig on his award. To see more of the designer’s work, please visit his website here.