Antoine + Manuel 

FlashArt, May-June 1988 

FlashArt, May-June 1988

About the artist

Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz

in Paris

Studies / Career
AA : started working as a fashion designer
MW : studied Product Design at Paris École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs while Antoine.
Antoine and Manuel met in a prep art school in Paris in 1984.

Started working

Together as graphic designers under the name Antoine+Manuel in 1993.
Their work quickly embraced the fields of culture and fashion.

Significant works
From designing corporate identities for the likes of Christian Lacroix and Sèvres, to working for theatres and museums such as Collection Lambert (contemporary museum) in Avignon, La Comédie (theatre) in Clermont or CNDC (dance center and school) in Angers.
2009 saw a retrospective exhibition of their work being held in Paris at the musée des Arts décoratifs as well as at the Heritage Museum in Hong Kong.
In 2011, they were chosen –among other international designers– to take part at the large exhibition Graphic Design, Now in Production, presented in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, and recently in Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2013).


How would you describe your style?
Composite conceptual.

What are your main sources of inspiration (artists, designers, etc.)?
Scientific imaging, popular culture and mythology seem to be recurring sources of inspiration we have in common.

What can you tell us about the two works shown at ArtLigue?

A reflection on the vocabulary of contemporary art.

What was the creative process for these works? Is it consistent with your usual approach?
Do you use different creative methods depending on the nature of the project (artistic, commission, experimental)?

Every new project fits into our creative dynamics. We like to constantly explore new practices and new tools, whatever the type of project.

What is your view on the current graphic design?

A wide variety, plenty of freedom and talent.

Do you believe there is a boundary between visual arts and graphic design? If so, where would you place it?
Is the graphics must enter the field of art or is it already gone?

The definition of art is relative; it changes with the period, the community, the schools. It’s pretty obvious to us that some forms.

Limited edition, numbered and signed.

Selected shows and awards

Solo shows
Capsula, Les Fils du Calvaire, Chapelle des Calvairiennes, Mayenne, 2014
Les Fils du Calvaire, Chapelle des Calvairiennes-Centre d'art de Mayenne, 2012
Antoine+Manuel, Gastaud Gallery, Clermont-Ferrand, 2010
Antoine+Manuel Graphic Village, Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 2010
Antoine+Manuel, Gastaud Gallery, Clermont-Ferrand, 2009
Antoine+Manuel Graphiste et Designer, musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, 2007
Paysage, Designer’s Days-Lafayette Maison, Paris, 2007

Group shows
Graphic Design: Now in Production, 2014, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, 2014
Graphic Design: Now in Production, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Kendall College of Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan ; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas ; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2013
Graphisme contemporain et patrimoine(s), Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 2013
Alexandre et Marcel, installation for Nuit Blanche at Mayenne (France), 2013
Graphic Design: Now in Production, Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Cooper-Hewitt New York – Hammer Museum (Los Angeles)— Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, 2012
Graphisme et création contemporaine, BNF (French National Library), Paris, 2011
Graphisme in France, Chaumont, 2009
European Championship of Graphic Design, Graphic Design Museum, Breda, 2008
Impressions françaises, Chaumont, 2007

Selected publications

Antoine+Manuel Compilation vol.1, Antoine+Manuel Editions, Paris, 2009
Antoine+Manuel, éd. Pyramyd, coll. design&designer, Paris, 2005

Portrait : © Pascal Bejean


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Antoine + Manuel 
FlashArt, May-June 1988


Technical information

Pigment print on Hahnemühle William Turner paper - limited edition, numbered and signed certificate.


40 x 50 cm, Edition of 80 120.00 €

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Antoine + Manuel

By the same curator

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