Nolan Paparelli
Graphic & Type Design

Swiss graphic and type designer graduated from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne in 2015. Working in various fields as visual identity, editorial design, poster design with a focus for typography. Copyright © 2015 Nolan Paparelli, all rights reserved. All images and content on this site may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Nolan Paparelli.
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Everett Font Family
Everett is a grotesque font family. It’s a font with a symmetrical structure, an organic drawing and a digital flavor. I have worked on typographic details adding a high tension while keeping a reading comfort. The goal was to find the right balance between a font that is graphic & fluid. Five different cuts form a coherent family offering various design solutions ranging from magazine to poster. In addition to the specimen as a series of printed posters, the family is displayed on a digital platform in a minisite format.

						Year...........2015
						Format.........50×70cm
						Pages..........5
						Print..........Offset
						Binding........Folded
					

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth
This is my personal interpretation of Bruce Mau’s manifesto. Five visuals with five different techniques represent a selection of the manifesto’s statements. All visuals are edited in the form of folded posters creating a new reading level as an experimental journal. The statements’ selection stands at the bottom of each poster and in the middle of the journal stands an index of images and the manifesto itself.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........A3
							Pages..........32
							Print..........Inkjet
							Binding........Folded
						

Design By Accident 3
This project is the result of a one week workshop with the second year graphic design students at ECAL. We worked on themes of accident and hasard inspired from James Francis O’Brien’s researches. The experiments were done on different steps of offset printing process. This publication is available via Motto. Workshop lead by Guy Meldem (Maximage) and Angelo Benedetto.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........48×34cm
							Pages..........16
							Print..........Offset
							Binding........Stapled
						

Beautiful Korea
This book talks about the beauty and undeniable greatness of North Korea. It’s a bilingual book documenting various texts and images extracted from the country’s official website. For the images, I played with the fine line between a fake and true reality and questioned the absurdity of North Korea’s official imagery.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........17×24cm
							Pages..........178
							Print..........Laser
							Binding........Stitched booklets
						

Daily Opera
Poster contest organized between Opéra de Lausanne and ECAL. Inspired from pieces’ atmospheres, the photographs play on concepts of voyeurism, proximity, showing and hiding. The posters are edited as an hybrid form of poster/newspapers playing with different scales (unsuccessful proposal). Work in collaboration with photographer Pauline Amacker.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........F4
							Pages..........3
							Print..........Inkjet
							Binding......../
						

Logic & instinct
This project is the result of a one week workshop based on belief systems. We had to create our own manifesto related to our beliefs and develop a specific visual language. We’ve created an experimental signage system that make you go to unknown or special places of ECAL. The system plays with instinctive statements about places’ particularities, displayed with a custom monospace font. Workshop lead by Sean Murphy & Mason Wells. Work in collaboration with Emilie Pillet.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........A4/A5
							Pages........../
							Print..........Laser
							Binding......../
						

INSCAPE
This magazine deals with the hidden side of the city, anchored with interests in fields or architecture and urbanism. From these themes we’ve created various photographical essays about different aspects: communities, buildings & road signs. The central part of this issue is only texts, breaking common magazine’s structure. Work in collaboration with Océan Bussard.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........21×28.5cm
							Pages..........84
							Print..........Laser
							Binding........Paperback
						

Funk’s Powerful
As being myself a drummer, I was interested in relationships between playing drums and making posters. This is a series of 3 posters containing different type of information about drums. Inspired from grooves of contemporary funk tracks, the purely typographical visual langage and repetition give strong visual impact.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........A0
							Pages..........3
							Print..........Inkjet
							Binding......../
						

Coffee & Cigarettes
This project is the result of a one week workshop with the theme «Playtime». We developed a visual language based from «Coffee & Cigarettes» by Jim Jarmusch. We’ve extracted texts and images from the movie and worked these elements separately to finally confront them in a newspapers format composed of folded posters. Workshop lead by Nicole Udry. Work in collaboration with Océan Bussard.

							Year...........2014
							Format.........A3
							Pages..........28
							Print..........Inkjet
							Binding........Folded
						

TAMARA
Visual identity project based on «Le città invisibili» book from Italo Calvino. I was assigned the city and signs chapter with a city called Tamara. My interpretation of this text was about density, megacities’ visual pollution and light sign boards. The fixed logo is abstract and when animated, it becomes understandable with the 2 layers of letters. A custom desk lamp was also created according to this principle.

							Year...........2014
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