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Alex de Brabant

Volumes Invitations, 2013

Photographer Alex de Brabant commissioned Manifold to design an invitation for his first solo exhibition, Volumes, that took places in his Berlin studio in the fall of 2013. The two-sided 15x21cm offset printed invitation features the information on the front and a crop from the Volumes photo series on the back. It was sent to guests in a semi-transparent envelop along with a folded 45x60cm poster of Composition 1, another piece from the show. A simple one-page website was created expressly for the exhibition. It can be seen here:

www.alexvanbrabant.com

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Alex de Brabant

Portfolio Website, 2012

Berlin-based photographer Alex de Brabant commissioned Manifold to design and code a custom portfolio website. The website, powered by Wordpress, showcases work from the photographer, from editorial work to portraits and artworks. The brief was to create a clean and elegant platform that would leave as much focus on the work, while providing an easy and intuitive navigation. A new logotype was also developped for this website, as his old one proved hard to read on a screen. You can discover Alex’s website and his work here:

www.alexdebrabant.com

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Alex de Brabant

Volumes Invitations, 2013

Photographer Alex de Brabant commissioned Manifold to design an invitation for his first solo exhibition, Volumes, that took places in his Berlin studio in the fall of 2013. The two-sided 15x21cm offset printed invitation features the information on the front and a crop from the Volumes photo series on the back. It was sent to guests in a semi-transparent envelop along with a folded 45x60cm poster of Composition 1, another piece from the show. A simple one-page website was created expressly for the exhibition. It can be seen here:

www.alexvanbrabant.com

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Roxanne Léger

Printed Portfolio, 2009

London-based fashion designer Roxanne Léger commissioned Manifold, in collaboration with graphic designer Edith Morin, to art direct and design her printed portfolio. The saddle-stitched digitally printed 88-page booklet features sketches, swatches, editorial and lookbook photoshoots. The portfolio was sent to some of the most presigious fashion design schools in the world, helping Roxanne land a spot in the B.A. program at the London College of Fashion. Five years later, Roxanne went on to work for one of UK’s most promising new fashion designer, J.W. Anderson.

www.roxanneleger.com

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Roxanne Léger

Printed Portfolio, 2009

London-based fashion designer Roxanne Léger commissioned Manifold, in collaboration with graphic designer Edith Morin, to art direct and design her printed portfolio. The saddle-stitched digitally printed 88-page booklet features sketches, swatches, editorial and lookbook photoshoots. The portfolio was sent to some of the most presigious fashion design schools in the world, helping Roxanne land a spot in the B.A. program at the London College of Fashion. Five years later, Roxanne went on to work for one of UK’s most promising new fashion designer, J.W. Anderson.

www.roxanneleger.com

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Roxanne Léger

Printed Portfolio, 2009

London-based fashion designer Roxanne Léger commissioned Manifold, in collaboration with graphic designer Edith Morin, to art direct and design her printed portfolio. The saddle-stitched digitally printed 88-page booklet features sketches, swatches, editorial and lookbook photoshoots. The portfolio was sent to some of the most presigious fashion design schools in the world, helping Roxanne land a spot in the B.A. program at the London College of Fashion. Five years later, Roxanne went on to work for one of UK’s most promising new fashion designer, J.W. Anderson.

www.roxanneleger.com

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The Print Atelier

Online Art Gallery, 2012-13

Montreal-based photographer Maude Arsenault had an idea for a gallery, focusing on fine art photography, that would exist primarily online. Using her connections, she was able to gather an impressive roster of established and upcoming photographers, presenting series or limited edition prints, each available in different formats. Manifold was given carte blanche to make that vision come to life in designing the interface of the gallery website. Manifold was also asked to create a blog, a newsletter as well as online ads for the gallery.

www.theprintatelier.com

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Maison Montures

Identity / Re-branding, 2014

In late 2013, Montreal vintage frame boutique Les Montures was ready to take its business to the next step and introduce its own line of glasses. To reflect this evolution, owner Nicolas Hamel decided to change the name of his business to Maison Montures. Manifold was asked to imagine an identity for the new brand; something that would break away from the vintage feel of the old identity; something that would be elegant, modern yet classic. For this assignement, Manifold created a custom typeface for the logotype, by removing the serifs from Big Caslon. The old style serif typeface was also the starting point to creating the double M symbol that completes the logo.

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Maison Montures

Identity / Re-branding, 2014

In late 2013, Montreal vintage frame boutique Les Montures was ready to take its business to the next step and introduce its own line of glasses. To reflect this evolution, owner Nicolas Hamel decided to change the name of his business to Maison Montures. Manifold was asked to imagine an identity for the new brand; something that would break away from the vintage feel of the old identity; something that would be elegant, modern yet classic. For this assignement, Manifold created a custom typeface for the logotype, by removing the serifs from Big Caslon. The old style serif typeface was also the starting point to creating the double M symbol that completes the logo.

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Maude Arsenault

Portfolio Website

Established Montreal-based fashion photographer Maude Arsenault commissioned Manifold to design and code her new portfolio website. The site had to incorporate her new identity, designed in collaboration with graphic designer Marie-Soleil Denault. Maude liked the idea of a horizontal scroll, as the main way of navigating through pictures, since she has a lot of work and it allows potential clients to quickly get of sense of what her work is about. Alternatively, a thumbnail view makes it easy to find a specific picture. The site is powered by Wordpress.

www.maudearsenault.com

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Judith & Charles

Brand Booklet, 2013

Canadian womenswear brand Judith & Charles commissioned Manifold to create a brand booklet, as a tool to introduce the brand to potential investors. The saddle-stitched offset printed booklet had to present the couple behind the brand for the last 20 years: Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès. It also had to include pictures from the latest campaign and provide the addresses of their 11 stores. In respect with the brand’s aesthetic, the booklet design was to be minimal, simple and clean. Manifold was also commissioned to create print ads and re-design their business cards, amongst other assigments.

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Judith & Charles

Brand Booklet, 2013

Canadian womenswear brand Judith & Charles commissioned Manifold to create a brand booklet, as a tool to introduce the brand to potential investors. The saddle-stitched offset printed booklet had to present the couple behind the brand for the last 20 years: Judith Richardson and Charles Le Pierrès. It also had to include pictures from the latest campaign and provide the addresses of their 11 stores. In respect with the brand’s aesthetic, the booklet design was to be minimal, simple and clean. Manifold was also commissioned to create print ads and re-design their business cards, amongst other assigments.

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Del Busso Editeur

Website, 2014

Publishing house Del Busso commissioned Manifold to design and code their new online presence. The client brief stressed the importance of having all the books directly on the home page. The website allows visitors to browse through the catalog in three different ways: thumbnails, horizontal scroll and title list. The new website also enables the purchase of digital books, directly from the site. In addition to their books, the website features a news section, author pages, a search tool as well general infomation and contact of the publishing house. The site is powered by Wordpress.

www.delbussoediteur.ca

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Arion Baroque Orchestra

Complete Re-branding, 2010

In 2010, Arion Baroque Orchestra commissioned Manifold, together with graphic designers and illustrators Edith Morin and Mathilde Corbeil, to completely re-think their visual identity. The logo uses references from the musical language: the typographic ligature between the 'i' and the 'o', for instance, ressembles the slur used in sheet music, while the terminal of the 'r' and the tittle of the 'i' are inspired by musical notes. The dots and lines below the logotype represent the first notes of the flute sheet music for Arion (Campras), the first musical piece interpreted by the orchestra and from which it took its name.

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Arion Baroque Orchestra

Complete Re-branding, 2010

In 2010, Arion Baroque Orchestra commissioned Manifold, together with graphic designers and illustrators Edith Morin and Mathilde Corbeil, to completely re-think their visual identity. The logo uses references from the musical language: the typographic ligature between the 'i' and the 'o', for instance, ressembles the slur used in sheet music, while the terminal of the 'r' and the tittle of the 'i' are inspired by musical notes. The dots and lines below the logotype represent the first notes of the flute sheet music for Arion (Campras), the first musical piece interpreted by the orchestra and from which it took its name.

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Arion Baroque Orchestra

Complete Re-branding, 2010

In 2010, Arion Baroque Orchestra commissioned Manifold, together with graphic designers and illustrators Edith Morin and Mathilde Corbeil, to completely re-think their visual identity. In addition to the logo, stationery and business cards, we were asked to create a series of posters to advertize Arion's 30th anniversary. We decided to use a mix of typography, drawing, painting and vivid colors to evoke the idea of passion: the orchestra's most important core value.

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Arion Baroque Orchestra

Complete Re-branding, 2010

In 2010, Arion Baroque Orchestra commissioned Manifold, together with graphic designers and illustrators Edith Morin and Mathilde Corbeil, to completely re-think their visual identity. In addition to the identity and posters, we were asked to re-design the orchestra's website, making it easier to find the information about upcoming concerts, guest musicians and conductors, pictures and videos, press info, tours and different ways to support the orchestra.

The Studio

Manifold is a creative practice based in Montreal. Founded in 2009 by Thomas Pépin, Manifold works as a visual communications studio within the areas of art and commerce.

The studio’s mission is to help clients build strong brand experience through art direction, visual identity, graphic design, and interactive design.

Manifold embraces simple, elegant, and efficient design. The approach is to create communication that is engaging, rather than interrupting. The studio aims to achieve clear visual language geared towards refined typography and clean, structured layouts.

On paper, on screen, and in space, Manifold strives to provide innovative solutions using traditional and cutting-edge technology. Collaborating with a vibrant network of talent in photography, video, styling, and the visual arts; the studio provides a comprehensive service tailored to the specificity of each project.

Manifold's curriculum includes projects in fashion, publishing, music, art, architecture, and design.

Contact

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  • 4558 Saint-Urbain
  • Montreal, QC H2T 2V8