Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fabien Barral is a designer from Clermont-Ferrand, France who has been creating functional works of art for clients since 1997. Living in a cottage in the country has caused him to do most of his work remotely. Fabien’s techniques implement rich textures, bold contrast, and washes of color to bring each piece to life. Clean, modern lines layered with elegant, vintage textures combine to create an air of timelessness. While his work maintains a common feel, the breadth of his portfolio spans from minimalist to ornate and from organic to technical. He demonstrates an extensive understanding of typography by combining serif, san-serif, and script faces and by utilizing old-style numerals and unicase figures in much of his work. Fabien’s more recent work has included letterpress printing of calendars, coasters, and business cards. He explains his passion for the visual arts by saying, “I am what I create, I create what I am.”


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