Graphic design studio
220 rue du Fg Saint-Martin
Paris — France
T: +33(0)1 40 38 66 86
Fançais / English
Visual identity, Website
Booklet, Title Sequence
Organized by the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, Les Ernest are inspiring talks by experts from very different fields, broadcasted in an innovative way. Each speaker presents his area of expertise in 15 minutes, in an educational way, so as to be understood by all. The animated logo deforms and reforms endlessly, evoking the diversity of the contents. This project was exhibited during the 2015 “Exemplaires” biennial (publishing biennial) in Lyon.
Visual identity, website, invitation card
During a residency at Mains d’Œuvres, Villa Böhnke created with Julie Portier and Ann Stouvenel a cycle of artistic film screenings named Video Palace. A set of postcards was printed in risography for each film screening. The logo refers to neon signs and the light from a movie screen.
Présentation Édition numérique
Available on the App Store
and Google Play
Published by Naïca Éditions, 2015
iPad and Android App presenting the work of video artist Cécile Paris. This editorial project was developed on the occasion of the first catalogue dedicated to the artist (Paris, Naïca éditions, 2015).
An audio interview follows and explains each video in which the user can move around. Available on AppStore and Google Play.
de la Ville de Marseille www.ateliersvilledemarseille.fr
Visual identity, website
The city of Marseille provides studios for artists who are from the area. Every two years, they grant an award to one of these artists. The visual identity of the Ateliers is built around the word « Marseille ».
Website for the photographer Virgile Guinard. As the user scrolls, the images appear gradually, turning from a solid color to the actual picture. The website is designed as a series of images that the user can organize in various ways, by using tag words.
Website, poster, facsimile
Since 2013, the studio collaborates with the artist Yan Tomaszewski. The facsimile of the magazine Dźwignia n°5 -1927, was presented at the « Salon des testeurs » exhibition, Châlet Society, 2013. Poster for the exhibition « Museum of reproduction » Asymetria gallery, Warsaw, 2013.
Published by La Criée centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, 2011
Book for the artist Mathieu Harel-Vivier.
The pages have been assembled in a random way in order to create unprecedented dialogues between two photographic series. This hand-made process, produced in collaboration with the artist and printer Media Graphic, Rennes, allowed the publication of 400 unique books. Texts by Jérôme Dupeyrat.
Published by “Les Moyens du Bord”,
Catalogue published during a residency at the Verrières ateliers-résidences d’artistes de Pont-Aven (Brittany). The binder clips evoke an evolutive book, which can be enriched by the new artists in residence. Texts by Jérôme Dupeyrat.
Villa Böhnke is a graphic design studio working on visual identities, websites, books, posters, signages in the areas of culture and industry.
Benoit Böhnke and Charles Villa met at the École des beaux-arts de Rennes (Rennes art school). Before creating Villa Böhnke in 2015, Benoit worked with graphic designer Pierre Bernard (2012‑2014) and Charles Villa with Frédéric Teschner (2011‑2014).
Their approach to graphic design is rigorous, experimental and inspired by contemporary art. They are particularly interested in the new editorial practices emerging on the internet.
The studio is currenlty working with the French Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) for the project “Les Ernest”, “*DUUU – Unités Radiophoniques Mobiles” (2016), “Bruise Magazine” (2016) and the art studios of the city of Marseille. For Naïca éditions (publisher), they have created the digital version of the artist Cécile Paris’s monography.
During a residency at Mains d’Œuvres (2014‑2015), Villa Böhnke developed with the art critic and curator Julie Portier, the Department Council of Seine-Saint-Denis and Ann Stouvenel, arts manager at Mains d’Œuvres, a cycle of artistic films named “Video Palace”.
Charles and Benoit also teach at the Université Paris 8 and have led workshops at the Esad Orléans (Orléans art school), Université Rennes 2 and l’Ensci‑Les Ateliers (design school)
— 21.01 - 29.01.2016
Workshop at ESAD Orléans with Valérie Mréjen
— 18.01 - 22.01.2016
Workshop at Université Rennes 2
— 26.01 - 30.01.2015
Workshop at ESAD Orléans with Claire Didier
Intervention à l’Ensci - Les ateliers avec Laurent Massaloux
— Since October 2015
Teaching Graphic Design
at the Université Paris 8