I am Julien Chochoi, a Lille based graphic designer.
I've studied graphic design at ESAAT, Roubaix. Currently I'm looking for assignments, projects and collaborations where I can use my expertise of design and my creativity.
I operate in the field of publication, communication, poster, identity, book design and other various printed matter.
Feel free to contact me to receive my cv or take a look at my linkedIn, if you want to learn more. I am always interested in collaborations.
Hope to hear you soon.
Editorial — 2016
Edition restituting results from various experiments.
Taking inspiration from the observations of the Moon of Victor Hugo during his visit to the Observatory of Paris in 1834 (he recounts in Proses Philosophiques), I became interested more deeply in the text and decided to dive between its lines.
Using a microscope and maintaining the same magnification of 400 times used by Victor Hugo, I could start my journey to the heart of the text. I was my turn confronted with lunar and desert landscapes.
Softcover, 19.5 x 27.5 cm, 24 pages
Laser print, 80 g recycled paper
LOST ART MUSEUM PART I
Identity — 2015
Degree project created alongside my year essay.
The Lost Art Museum is an event and exhibition fully programmed around a collection of pieces of Art lost or destroyed during the Second World War. It only remains a single «digital trace» of each. These works, which had been digitaly manipulated, are evolving now into a numerical world. This factor leads to a new sensibility and picturality in an unsual way within the museum. The Lost Art Museum tries indeed to propose a new look at the works which compose it.
The visual identity of this event relies on the idea of appearance and disappearance, passing from shadows to light.
Poster, 42 x 59.4 cm
Program open, 42 x 59.4 cm, folded, 10 x 21 cm
LOST ART MUSEUM PART II
Website — 2015
The Lost Art Museum is also a virtual museum wich offers its visitors the occasion to flow though a collection of works and images lost into the immensity of web. It suggests a new experience of visiting a museum, diving into the heart of images and (re)discovering some works of Art.
Visitors are faced to pieces of Art they can’t see entirely. Indeed, they can’t step back to appreciate them in their whole. This process highlights the fact that, even though trying to make this Lost Art reappear, they’ll probably stay lost forever.
LOST ART MUSEUM PART III
Exhibition — 2015
The Lost Art Museum allows the visitors to appropriate the exhibition and create their own collection. The project offers a way to collectively participate to the reconstruction of those lost pieces of Art, questionning the role of the visitors so as the notion of original and copy. Each work of Art showed in the museum is reproduced by engraving on plates of wood which are subsequently cut into a certain number of plate, each of them being unique. It allows the visitors who acquire them to print (or not) a few copies of this part of the piece of Art and exchange them with others.
Engraved wooden plates
13 x 20 cm
COLLECTIONS DE POCHE
Editorial — 2015
Degree essay about «Collection at the digital time and dematerialisation».
Questions about the idea of collecting, archiving and exposing of our heritage in a more and more important digital world. Indeed, thanks to the digital tools, culture seems to be at only one click away : now internet users can move 360° around the rooms of the World’s most famous museums and observe reproductions of their pieces with the help of Google Images.
Moreover, using the web accessibily allows to share and create in a increased way since the last decades. It also enables to store a huge amount of informations on a long-time and compact way.
In those conditions, how can the collection and its sharing be rethought in our today society ?
Perfect bound book
Softcover, 17 x 22.5 cm, 156 pages
Laser print, Cyclus Offset 90 g paper, Clairefontaine Coated Gloss 135 g paper
Editorial — 2014
Brochure of an exhibition whose the artworks question us about the idea of collective memory virtual artwork.
The subjects of famous paintings are replaced by bits and approximate memories of spectators. The exhibition also questions the notion of virtual artwork. All the photos which are part of the compositions come from the digital sphere which is accessible to all, thus constituting the total representations of these famous pieces of art based on the memories of visitors.
Softcover, 13 x 18.5 cm, 28 pages
Laser print, Clairefontaine Coated Gloss 135 g paper
Video — 2014
Workshop led by Laure Boer of BANK™ studio (Berlin), realized with Pauline Fourest and Mathilde Frachon.
Video based on the principles of diffraction of light through prisms and mirrors. It is the result of a religious ceremony dedicated to the cult of geometry and pure forms.
Typography — 2014
Workshop led by Laure Boer and Sebastian Bissinger of BANK™ studio (Berlin).
Typography made from the forms generated by the glass roof of the courtyard of the British Museum of London.
Editorial — 2014
Workshop led by Laure Boer of BANK™ studio (Berlin), realized with Noémie Désard, Pauline Fourest and Mathilde Frachon.
Restitution of two days of workshop inviting us to experience through the creative process. The order being to experiment the random by-step system to bring out new images and a different vocabulary from that used every day by chasing graphim automatisms.
Softcover, 18.7 x 28.2 cm, 28 pages
Laser print, Cyclus Offset 90 g paper