François Chastanet was born in 1975 in Bordeaux, France. After graduate of the École d’architecture et du paysage de Bordeaux, he pursued research in 2000 on signage systems at the Atelier national de recherche typographique in Nancy, and completed post-diploma studies in architectural and urban history at the École d’architecture de Paris-Belleville in 2001. Since 2002 he teaches graphic design and typography at the École supérieure des beaux-arts de Toulouse, Department of Communication and works in architecture, graphic design, lettering and type design. His articles have been published by Eye or Baseline. He recently published a book entitled Pixação: São Paulo Signature, a photographic survey in São Paulo, Brazil, documenting the relation between urban signature, body, and architecture.