Éric & Marie Gaspar ÉricandMarie Paris France – I Used to Be a Design Student

PARIS, FRANCE

Éric & Marie Gaspar (ÉricandMarie)

PROFESSIONAL YEARS

10 (×2)

A VALUABLE QUALITY FOR A DESIGN STUDENT + A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

Openness – students shouldn’t wear the graphic designer jacket + Punctuality, reliability

FAVOURITE FOOD NOW

Le pot-au-feu

YOUR MOST VALUED POSSESSION NOW

Computer

YEAR OF PROJECT

2008

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT BRIEF

To design a catalogue for an exhibition about two designers

CLIENT

Ronan& Erwan Bouroullec

COLLABORATOR(S)

Ronan& Erwan Bouroullec

TECHNOLOGY

Offset printing

TIME SPENT

3 months

TYPEFACE

Century Schoolbook, Monotype Grotesk

WHY DO YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT?

Similarly (see answer opposite – then), we like the dialogue we built between drawings and photographs.

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT IT?

The photoengraving is not optimal.

OUTCOMES

We got a better comprehension of the two designers.

FEEDBACK

‘What have you done for this project, really?’

DO YOU TEACH?

No.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TEACH DESIGN?

The best tutors we had in the two colleges we attended were not practitioners. What they taught was about ideas and concepts. They told us how to re-question a brief and how to structure an idea. If we had to teach, we would follow this. How a project finally looks is the student’s concern, not really the tutor’s.