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© FOC / Melanie Hofmann

© FOC / Melanie Hofmann

Gilles Gavillet and David Rust

Graphic designer, Geneva and Lausanne

Gilles Gavillet and David Rust founded their firm, Gavillet&Rust, in 2001. They work primarily in the field of culture, specialising in editorial design and corporate identity. Since 2004, the two designers have worked closely with the art book publisher JRP|Ringier, designing the newly-founded publishing house's visual concept and creating the parameters for a number of book series. Their further projects have included creating the corporate identity for last year's Venice Biennale and a brand identity for Jay-Z‘s company Roc Nation.

With their Optimo digital type foundry, they have added a further string to their bow: the development and marketing of typefaces. In their capacity as typographers, they are among the most prominent Swiss exponents of contemporary typeface design. The Swiss Confederation is honouring Gilles Gavillet and David Rust for their significant contributions to Swiss graphic design on the national and international level.