For over twenty years, Accélérateur de Particules has been organising the opening of artist workshops in Alsace during the month of May: events accompanied by presentations, school visits, professional meetings and a directory of contemporary art in Alsace.
For this year's event, we relied on François Génot's artistic work to propose communication documents that display the same degree of plasticity as the works of the participating artists. Each communication elements of the event displays a "clue" on the way François is creating his artworks. François, among other things, is creating some "giant sized" stencils. In order to creates those stencils, François is using some objects or plants he finds during his walks around his workshop. He then "paints" the shadow of those objects on paper.
The big posters have been created in a close collaboration with François. We designed two different typography based patterns, printed in silk print, and we produced with François 100 unique hand made posters that were displayed in the Strasbourg area, accompanied by the "classic" smaller posters printed in offset. Those smaller posters (and every other communication object) are displaying the painted objects that we used to create the big posters.