Red Star Lab / Mouvement typographic posters /// January 2009

"Inspiration is everywhere; outside, in the subway, dance shows, architecture, photography, artistic movements, exhibitions, cinema, and life..."

Mains d'Œuvres
from the pictures series

Akatre was founded by Valentin Abad, Julien Dhivert and Sebastien Riveron.  The three of them met as students during their art studies in 2002.  After working together as a team for school projects and numerous assignments they quickly understood that they had to work together.  The idea of Akatre was already working up in their heads. Since their graduation, they experienced working in studios and companies, such as Philippe Apeloig, Integral Ruedi Baur, Pyramyd Editions, Michel Bouvet and Aer 'studio.
About a year later of freelance work and internships, they had the “entrepreneurship bug” and didn’t want to work for a name, in the style or the way of thinking of somebody else.
 Hence they created "Akatre Atelier".

Red Star Lab / Mouvement typographic posters /// January 2009

Meanwhile they got residency in "Mains d'Œuvres" as resident graphic designers and responsible for its visual identity.

Akatre Atelier keeps trying to find new applications and doesn't want to stay immobile.

If you take a look into their projects you will notice a very experimental style, trying to surpass the boundaries for every project, hoping that they will be able to keep it this way for many years to come. While taking every project to another level, "good design for us is a design which answers to the problematic of a brief with an extra conceptual vision".

How Akatre imagines the future?  Full of creative work and projects! They would like to have free hands for an entire magazine, artistic direction, layout, photos, books, music video clips, art direction for fashion pictures, scenography of an exhibition and much more.

Enjoy some of their work below and ALL of their work  here

Mains d'Œuvres
from the pictures series

Mal au pixel «Public escape»
communication of the 3rd edition of the festival Mal au pixel /// May 2008

Scenography for Kenzo Amour perfume

Scenography for Kenzo Amour perfume

Scenography for Kenzo Amour perfume

Museum of Contemporary Art of Lyon // Visual identity
Contest /// September 2007

Mains d'Œuvres
from the pictures series

Mains d'Œuvres / Visual identity
Annual communication /// March | April 2009

Mains d'Œuvres
from the pictures series

Mains d'Œuvres / Visual identity
Annual communication /// May | June 2009

Mains d'Œuvres / Visual identity
Annual communication /// September / October 2008

Mains d'Œuvres / Visual identity
Annual communication /// March | April 2009

Mains d'Œuvres
from the pictures series

Mains d'Œuvres / Visual identity
Annual communication /// May | June 2009

The graphic design world of Akatre Atelier

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