Michel LepetitdidierLe Petit Didier
“For thirty years, Michel Lepetitdidier has discreetly signed, under the name “Le Petit Didier”, a rich, free and demanding work. The expressiveness of his compositions, through the use of handwriting, painting and drawing, is accompanied by an impeccable precision of graphic and typographic construction. His total commitment, his unwavering standards and his great discretion make him, without a doubt, the most (un)known French graphic designer!
This monograph, the first devoted to Le Petit Didier’s work, aims not only to give an account of his impressive graphic work, but also to question the practice of graphic design today.
In order to explore these thirty years of practice, the book is divided into three parts. The first part gives an account, through numerous documents – drawings, annotations, correspondence and compositions – of the designer’s research work. The second part is led by Vanina Pinter, art historian and teacher of graphic design theory. Her analysis is informed by her dialogue with Michel Lepetitdidier and several of his collaborators. The third part presents a chronological selection of Michel Lepetitdidier’s work, designed between 1989 and 2021.
This book invites us to meet a man committed to drawing poetic, sensitive but also useful forms, constantly in search of quality and meaning. It restores an exemplary work that testifies to the importance and power of graphic design.”
- Editions deux-cent-cinq
- Language French
- Format27 x 21 cm