I’m pretty sure I came across the work of Helmo through FFFFOUND yesterday, but I can’t quite remember. Anyhow, Helmo ais a French design duo made up of Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez who create some really exciting and detailed graphics. Viewing their work I get the sense that they really love to just make things and try crazy ideas to create interesting things.

My favorite project of their’s is one of there newest, a complete branding for lux*, which as far as I can tell is like a big art show that takes place in Valence, France. They were given a prompt that read “a new territory dedicated to the image in all its forms”, so they designed everything to look sort of like a map, to help you get to different places. They created posters, leaflets and programs all with the images above, which are details of the main poster. I really love the colors and layering of all the objects on there, it’s busy without feeling overwhelming.

I’ve translated most of their site through Babel Fish, so these are close approximations to what they said. If you speak French, you’re in luck, you’ll understand it much better than I. If you don’t, go to look at the pretty pictures.


March 11, 2008