This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

publication February 2017
language English, French
designer Élise Gay & Kévin Donnot
size 195 x 280mm
pages 144 p.
ISBN 9782917855805
themes graphic design, typography

Co-published with Fork Éditions
Published with the support of Cnap – Centre national des arts plastiques.

Follow Back Office on Twitter

Back Office is an annual review, encompassing graphic design and digital activities. It explores the creative processes at work in the diverse fields of contemporary media and digital practices. By dealing with themes such as the code/form relation, the challenges of creative tools, and the permeable nature of media, it represents a unique French-speaking think tank, and a worldwide vehicle of visibility for the French-speaking community.
The first issue of Back Office, called “Makin do, Making with” question the notion of tools, instruments and machines within design context.


Cultural Software
by Lev Manovich

Photoshop, a Visual Synthesizer?
by Manon Bruet

Hacker Culture and the Fear of WYSIWYG
by Eric Schrijver

by Thomas Bouville & David Vallance

Thanks for Nothing, Adobe!
interview with Etienne Robial

Tool and Method
by Pierre-Damien Huyghe

Getting a Technology to Take a Step Forward
interview with Pierre-Damien Huyghe

Working with Digital Machines
by Sophie Fétro

Licenses to Heal
by Frank Adebiaye

Turbulence in the Cloud
by Nicolas Taffin

Muriel Cooper, Information Landscapes
by Nolwenn Maudet

interview with Raphaël Bastide

Workshop #01 – Vectors
interview with Signes

Free Workshops
interview with Outils Libres Alternatifs