Superb debossed cast concrete type on the facade of this microscopic disaffected bar. 1950's I would estimate but with a distinctly art deco feel - short top bar on the E and geometric B, R & S. Thiviers 24.
Superb typography and facia signage in Bordeaux. The combination of the mosaic tile sans serif caps in blue on white with the cursive script in white on dark field is excellent. The metro style tiling adds to the art deco feel.
Paul has over twenty years experience as a creative director, consultant and designer working with some of the world's leading branding and design agencies and with many of the top global brands.
His professional track record includes: Pentagram London, Design Solution Paris, Interbrand New York, Desgrippes Gobe Tokyo and Hong Kong, Dragon Rouge Paris.
Paul has won numerous design awards and his work is extensively published in magazines, books and on the web. He won a Gold Award in the Pentawards - international packaging design awards and has been exhibited at the Cannes Lions. His work is featured in Taschen’s Package Design Book.
Paul directs the Visual Communications program at the Ecole Bleue School of Design in Paris, lectures at design schools and leads professional continuing education workshops for the design industry.
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