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Alaric Garnier

Graphic & type designer

Alaric Garnier (b. 1988 in Paris, raised in Southwest France) is a recent graduate in Graphic Design of the School of Fine Arts of Lyon, France. He learned sign painting in the traditional way from Sean Barton, a craftsman from Seattle whom he worked under in Summer 2010. Alaric often collaborates with artists on editorial projects and works in several fields, including: visual identities, signage, type design, posters and publishing design (books, magazines, web sites…). His work combines graphic design, digital type design and traditional hand lettering, as developed in his thesis: “WHITE COLLAR / BLUE COLLAR: Towards the end of the conflict between craftsmanship and industry in the field of typography." Since April 2012, Alaric has managed graphic design and branding for the May Gallery & Residency, which has brought him to New Orleans this summer. 

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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New Orleans @ The May Gallery & Residency
Aug 01, 2013