Chemin Papier, l’illustration et ses marges
Le Signe, Centre national du graphisme à Chaumont
– 16 September 2018
The exhibition entitled “Chemin Papier, l’illustration et ses marges” looks at the approaches taken by 15 artists and illustrators to answer the question of what illustration is today.
Increasingly, illustrators are working with an interdisciplinary focus as demonstrated in exhibitions, poster designs, ceramics, and also work for the textile industry. This exhibition shows the connection between drawing and publication, illustration and graphic design, and in general the interfaces between illustration and all other applied arts. On display are drawings, books, posters, and prints by fifteen national and international artists. Opened in 2016, the museum Le Signe aims to give both artists and the general public an image of inclusion, a place open to many areas of graphic design, such as typography, visual identities, illustration, and much more.
The exhibition also focuses on the historical and simple material of paper to which a long history and diverse levels of meaning have been attached. According to the organisers, the exhibition is distinguished from others by bringing together French and international artists, young designers, and established illustrators. Represented by their works will be Jockum Nordström, a Swedish artist known for his lively collages, the Lucerne-based illustration studio It’s Raining Elephants, and the English artist and designer Hannah Waldron, whose graphics are used in print and textiles. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with the art studio Fotokino based in Marseille and the artist group, Cucufa.