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Recours au poème éditeurs

Artistic direction for a digital books publisher in collaboration with Sophie Cure. Français

Who said poetry could only be read on paper? Surely not Matthieu Baumier or Gwen Garnier-Duguy, co-founders of the first publishing company of digital poetry books. With them, Ultragramme took up the challenge of bringing paper enthusiasts to screens, and thus extend the scope of poetry.


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The website

Upon arriving on the website Recours au poème éditeurs, the reader is immediately confronted with a quote from one of the books. This sentence, which randomly changes on each visit, offers a sensitive and spontaneous input in the ebooks content.

The website makes a reference to paper with a rendering reminding that of the spirit duplicator, with a slight vintage minitel aesthetic. The design we conceived is both raw and evocative of Internet’s beginnings, without compromising on simplicity or contemporary relevance.

Concerning the text, we confronted a functional and basic typography, close to a monospaced font (FF Basic Gothic) to another with more literary forms (Minion).

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The ebooks

In collaboration with Sophie Cure, a graphic system was designed for each of the eight collections, allowing to identify them individually, while generating a strong and consistent visual ensemble.



Similarly, each collection is attributed a system of images which illustrate and give rhythm to the poems. These black and white illustrations have been conceived and produced especially for the e-reader, whose rendering of electronic ink offers a particular sensibility.

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