work riso
L’O perdue / bois d’eau
2017

Understanding Manon Bellet’s artistic visions and following her output over the years has solidified a deep understanding of her work with text is translated onto the printed page or within the exhibition space. Below are a number of projects we have collaborated on together.

Exhibition title text at Labanque Béthune [France]. Image courtesy of Manon Bellet, 2016

Artist: Manon Bellet
Typesetting for installation and bottle

Developing the type style for her olfactory work, whether on a mirror a product label, was a straightforward one. Her direction of nothing too fussy, experimental, or possibly too Swiss [her home], informed a clear approach to much of the expectations of what was to result. There needed to be a certain simplicity that did not compete with its surroundings, but maintain a definite sense of clarity and sensuality.



Bottle label for the scent edition, 2017

Special edition perfume for the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, 2018. Photo by Jonathan Traviesa



Tester / Scent card for the special edition perfume, 2017.

2021. Golden Waste Interview at Studio in the Woods. Risograph edition of 70
2021. Golden Waste Interview at Studio in the Woods. Risograph edition of 70

Artist: Manon Bellet, 2021

Poster
11 x 17 in.
Risograph edition of 70

Print produced in-house

These posters needed to perform two functions: interview information and image to display when the interview had been consumed. It gave the viewer a context, the transcription, something about the artist and background information of the residency in which it derived.

In general, we work quite seamlessly together and I am happy with the results of the simplicity and graphic interest that the text built upon the page.

Special edition perfume for Studio in the Woods, 2019. Photo by Jonathan Traviesa

Artist: Manon Bellet, 2019

Label for packaging
Risograph edition of 40

Print produced in-house

Packaging design isn’t my strong point, as it could be the anti-marketing mentality that I carry deep within me. However, it is interesting to think about how elements can be applied to objects—in what they can become or how they are then read.

Studio in the Woods had a fundraiser and had Manon develop a scent from the forest in which the residency is located. Working within budgets, Manon found these boxes and vials, while I provided the wrapped label. The residency filled them with Spanish moss and wax sealed them for finish. It was a nice exquisite corpse with everyone adding elements to the product.

Special edition perfume for Studio in the Woods, 2019. Photo by Jonathan Traviesa


Card-wrap label of the special edition perfume for Studio in the Woods, 2019.

Andres Wilhelm interview Risograph newsprint posters available for the public at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, 2016. Image courtesy of Manon Bellet.

Artist: Manon Bellet, 2016

Newsprint poster
12 x 18
Risograph edition of 300

Print produced in-house

This is the English version of the interview that accompanied an exhibition in New Orleans. The page contained a lengthy interview that needed to be maintain a classic, straightforward feel, still act as an object that one would retain after reading, yet produced on a lean budget, and quickly. The dreaded unattainable triangle: cheap, fast and good.



2016. 12 x 18 Risograph edition of 300 on newsprint
2016. 12 x 18 Risograph edition of 300 on newsprint