Franciscopolis

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.
 
Thierry Chancogne - Histoire du graphisme avant la modernité en trois temps et cinq mouvements - Premier temps. Avant l\'écriture – Premier mouvement. Muthôs
2018
French edition
An history of graphic design before modernity: this first volume is a transdisciplinary collection of documents recording the existence of graphic design before the development of the written form.
 Myriam Mechita & Leonard de Leonard - Les Loups - Au-delà du Mirroir (vinyl LP)
2015
French edition
A collaboration between visual artist Myriam Mechita and musician Leonard de Leonard.
Fabrice Bourlez - Pulsions pasoliniennes
2015
French edition
(last copies available!)
An original reading of Pier Paolo Pasolini's work and “impulses”, between aesthetic and psychoanalytic reflection.
 FibreTigre - Le Chant des Oubliés
2015
French edition
out of stock
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).
Augustin Berque - Formes empreintes, formes matrices, Asie orientale
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.
Richard Niessen - A Hermetic Compendium of Typographic Masonry - 26 posters by Richard Niessen
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Twenty-six serigraphs by the Dutch graphic designer.
Jean-Luc Nancy - Le Philosophe Boiteux
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.
Edward Page Mitchell - L\'homme le plus doué du monde
2013
French edition
out of stock
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.
Frédéric Teschner - H A V R E
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Artist's book by graphic designer Frédéric Teschner (leporello).
Une saison graphique 13
2013
French edition
out of stock
An overview of contemporary graphic design, through a set of creations by singular designers and studios.
Jacques Derrida - A dessein, le dessin - Suivi de « Derrida à l\'improviste » par Ginette Michaud
2013
French edition
out of stock
The previously unpublished transcript of a lecture by Jacques Derrida around the figure of the blind and blindness in art.


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