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Franciscopolis (10 titles)
 

Le Havre
Founded in 2012 by Jean-Michel Géridan and Yann Owens, Franciscopolis produces prints, multiples, artists' books, and essays on contemporary art.
This is an attempt to explore and push the boundaries of two different media by combining them ; an attempt also to test how far either art technique can stand its own in this confrontation. The challenge of finding a common iconic ground means translating every aspect of engraving into digital artwork, starting with the medium, the technology and even the very process of conception.
Franciscopolis aims to use mixed media to recycle images produced by other art forms and turn them into new, complex objects, in order to shed a radically different light on one medium and its destination, e.g. screenprinting and its place in art technologies. In addition, the cross-purposing of technologies and techniques can be seen as an attempt to counter the deterioration pinpointed in Rancière's concept of translational poetics, according to which downgrading occurs while bridging the gap between the virtual and the actual.
 
2015
A collaboration between visual artist Myriam Mechita and musician Leonard de Leonard.

2015
French edition
An original reading of Pier Paolo Pasolini's work and “impulses”, between aesthetic and psychoanalytic reflection.

2015
French edition
Geographer, orientalist and philosopher Augustin Berque exposes the eastern foundation of his reflection on mesology, redefining the being (and the human subject) in its relation to the environment.

2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
Twenty-six serigraphs by the Dutch graphic designer.

2014
French edition
An unpublished manuscript written in 1978, transcribed in accordance with the specific pagination of the original, with a typesetting system developed specifically to reproduce the dynamics of Jean-Luc Nancy's writing.

2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Artist's book by graphic designer Frédéric Teschner (leporello).

2013
French edition
temporarily out of stock
The previously unpublished transcript of a lecture by Jacques Derrida around the figure of the blind and blindness in art.

2015
French edition
out of print
An interactive book where you are the hero, written by the game designer FibreTigre, edited by Fanette Mellier (a collector's item for graphic art lovers as well as for readers-players).

2013
French edition
out of print
First translation into French of the short story by Edward Page Mitchell—a major figure in the early development of the science fiction genre—, written and published unattributed in the NY Sun in 1879.

2013
French edition
out of print
An overview of contemporary graphic design, through a set of creations by singular designers and studios.