Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques

Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

Bernard Chadebec. Intrus Sympathiques
© Photo: Simon Schmid, Swiss National Library

A small-format softcover that arose out of a project with students of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design brings together warning posters about workplace accidents designed by the French artist Bernard Chadebec between 1965 and 2005 for the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS). The posters, most of them brightly coloured and employing a formal language reminiscent of Pop Art and cartoons, were once displayed in factories, laboratories and elsewhere. Now, a very contemporary presentation makes them accessible in a new way: reproduced in uniform size and folded twice, they are shaped by a thread binding into a precise block from which they can be individually torn out and so used once again as (slightly perforated) posters. The book raises questions not just about the relationship between original and copy and changing relationships of size, but also about how graphic design references the environment and how its potential impact varies in different situations.

 

Editor(s):
Olivier Lebrun, Paris (FR); Urs Lehni, Zürich
Author:
Camille Pageard, Bruxelles (BE)
Design:
Olivier Lebrun, Paris (FR); Urs Lehni, Zürich; with Phil Zumbruch, Simon Knebl, Sascia Reibel, Tatjana Stürmer, HfG Karlsruhe (DE) 
Printing:
Die Keure, Brugge (BE)
Publisher:
Rollo Press, Zürich
ISBN:
978-3-906213-11-8
Dimensions in mm :
91 × 137 × 21

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