Empire

Founded by François Havegeer, Sacha Léopold and Kévin Lartaud, the Empire publishing house is an extension of the Syndicat studio's activities related to images, graphic design and relations with artists. The company does not wish to define an editorial line regarding types of publications but to make questions of reproduction, documentation, and the circulation of images central through catalogues, monographs, theoretical works, magazines, posters or re-editions.
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Faire – To look at things - Volume 05 (#16, 17, 18)
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Issues 16 to 18 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design.
 Aurélie  Jacquet & Aurélien Mole - Stud
2019
English edition
Stud compiles photographs that Aurélie Jacquet and Aurélien Mole shot while they were students at the French National School of Photography.
Jennifer Caubet - Un atelier à soi
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
This book traces Jennifer Caubet's work during her residency at the Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques (Cirva), from 2017 to 2019.
Co-Création
2019
French edition
A collective reflection on cooperative and co-creation artistic practices engaged in the social field.
Co-Creation
2019
English edition
A collective reflection on cooperative and co-creation artistic practices engaged in the social field.
 Syndicat - Proof
2018
no text
A visual archive of the Islamic State's destruction of artifacts.
L\'Écart absolu
2018
French edition
This catalogue documents a collective exhibition program inspired by the writings of Charles Fourier. “L'Écart absolu” is a dialogue between architecture, artistic heritage and contemporary works, in which artists come together, interact and experiment on the edge of design, visual arts, decorative arts and applied arts.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 04 (#13, 14, 15)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Issues 13 to 15 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design. Compilation includes studies on Peter Bil'ak's essay on the exhibition of graphic design; the posters produced by M/M (Paris) for CDDB-Théâtre de Lorient; and the collaboration between studio Spassky Fischer and Marseille's MUCEM.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 03 (#10, 11, 12)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Issues 10 to 12 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design, around Robert Brownjohn, Klaus Scherübel, Julia Born, Simon Starling et Poster of Girl, Revue Emmanuelle.
NASA - Graphic Design Guide
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
restocking in progress
currently out of stock
Facsimile reprinting of Danne & Blackburn's graphics standards manual for the redesign of NASA's visual identity in 1975.
Artists as Iconographers
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue dedicated to contemporary artists whose production concentrate on the reuse of existing images. This publication investigates the various practices of these iconographer artists through documentation, illustrations, essays, and interviews (with Haris Epaminonda, Wade Guyton, Camille Henrot, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jonathan Monk, Linder Sterling…).
IBM - Graphic Design Guide from 1969 to 1987
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Facsimile reprinting of Paul Rand's graphics standards manuals for the redesign of the visual identity of the multinational technology company IBM from 1962 to 1987.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 02 (#5, 6, 7, 8)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Issues 5 to 8 of the critical review dedicated to Graphic design. Compilation includes studies on the following subjects: an Instagram post by studio Experimental Jetset for the Paradiso cultural centre in Amsterdam; a series of gestures, from Harun Farocki to L'Architecture Aujourd'hui; the publication Parallel Encyclopedia by Batia Suter; Charles Mazé & Coline Sunier's residency at the Villa Médicis.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 01 (#1, 2, 3, 4)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
The first four issues of the critical review dedicated to the analysis of Graphic design, published by Empire books (studio Syndicat). Each publication documents a specific object, addressed by a renowned author: the Rouge-gorge series at Éditions Cent pages by S.P. Millot; the database colorlibrary.ch by studio Maximage; the monograph Recollected Work by Mevis & Van Deursen; and the invitation cards by the artist Stanley Brouwn.


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