Le Havre
by Frédéric Teschner

Le Havre
by Frédéric Teschner
Text: L’immensité de la trame/Across the grid by Vanina Pinter
Text: Dans la zone/Inside the zone by Pierre-Yves Cachard
Graphics: Frédéric Teschner
English adaption: Anne Owens
Franciscopolis Éditions, www.franciscopolis.com
Distribution: Les Presses du réel
Printing: Art & Caractére, Lavaur
Photograuve: Lézard Graphique, Brumath

Frédéric Teschner is a graphic designer and book artist. The publication ‘Le Havre’ is a personal interpretation of the port of Le Havre focusing on the etymology of the place. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and how the meaning of words have changed thought history. In 2011, Frédéric Teschner produced a set of five posters as part of the event ‘Une Saison Graphique/A Graphic Season’. Each of the five posters were designed and dedicated to one of the five letters in the word ‘Havre’. Frédéric Teschner’s willingness to experiment derives from the Impressionists, who captured experience through fleeting impressions of mood and reality.

Franciscopolis Éditions was founded in 2012 by Jean-Michel Géridan and Yann Owens. The publishing house Franciscopolis is dedicated to the edition prints and multiples, but also essays on art.

‘The educational component is an important dimension. We invite designers in our screen printing workshop. The students of ESADHaR are practically involved in the production of posters. This contributes to a practical understanding of the industry and its business,’ says Yann Owens.

1-P1520247Cover of Le Havre
2-P1520236Right: poster exploring the letter ‘H’ of the word ‘Havre’
3-P1520237Left: poster exploring the letter ‘A’ of the word ‘Havre’
Right: poster exploring the letter ‘V’ of the word ‘Havre’
4-P1520238Left: poster exploring the letter ‘R’ of the word ‘Havre’
Right: poster exploring the letter ‘E’ of the word ‘Havre’
5-P1520234Photograph of Le Havre
6-P1520241 Left: Dans la Zone/ Inside the zone by Pierre-Yves Cachard
Centre: L’immensité de la tram/ Across the grid by Vanina Pinter
Left: photgraph of Le Havre
7-P1520248Detail of concertina fold, displaying the posters ‘H’, ‘A’ and ‘V’
8-P1520254Cover and pages of Le Havre

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