...Avec Excoffon, Marseille, 2010
Image: ...Avec Excoffon, posters by Fiona Banner and Liam Gillick installed in Marseille, 2011 IFF, Marseille 2010-2011 Artists: Åbäke, Fiona Banner, Martin Firrell, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Stéphane le Mercier, and Laure Prouvost This project was in part a celebration of the centenary of Roger Excoffon (1910- 1983), the Marseille typographer & graphic designer responsible for numerous classic fonts such as Banco, Mistral, Antique Olive, Choc and others. IFF has commissioned seven artists and designers to create new text posters which relate, utilize or appropriate some aspect of Excoffon's work. The resulting posters will be A1 in dimension and printed in a single colour. They will be fly-posted around Marseille as well as being displayed in other locations. The posters will appear in locations where nightclub, music, political poster etc proliferate, and thereby become layered into the fabric of the city.
Gavin Morrison