Since the creation of the deValence graphic design studio, its members have attempted to set up a work process ensuring a permanent dialogue between the different stakeholders of the projects they are associated to. Imbued with the spirit of the artistic avant-gardes of the 1920s, their productions are characterized by a dynamic approach to the relationship between text and image and by the attention paid to clarity of page design and to the structure of the object itself.
Besides, deValence is involved in a reflection about design and has therefore originated several research mediums among which the magazine Back Cover, the publishing house B42 and the non-profit F7.
A book from deValence presents a selection of works conceived by the studio since 2001 (visual identities, posters, books, invitation cards, etc.) which recount nearly fifteen years of collaborations. A display conceived with photographer Paul Lepreux presents a selection of works designed by deValence, with a foreword by Robin Kinross, an essay written by Victor Guégan and an interview with Raphaël Zarka and Christophe Gallois.
This book is published with the support of Esad Amiens and Esad Grenoble Valence.