Élise Gay and Kévin Donnot are associates
in a graphic design studio specialized in editorial
projects, on print and/or digital media.
The structure, founded in 2011, works mainly
within cultural and institutional circles
(museums, art centres, artists, publishers, etc.)
and operates both on paper and on screens,
constantly questioning the transition from one
medium to another. Such permeability, combined
with the use of computer programming,
is an incentive to think about printed matter
in a dynamic way and to consider interactive
media with particular attention to typography.
Back Office is a research journal questioning
the relationship between graphic design
and digital practices that they co-founded
with Anthony Masure and co-published
with Éditions B42. Back Office is bilingual,
published both in print and digitally
and features a different theme each issue.
In light of the mass of Web media already
available, Back Office is focused upon critical
interpretation, providing perspectives,
showcasing major issues, and proposing
ideas to shed light on the current situation
and blaze ever new trails.
Kévin Donnot is also a graphic design professor
at the École européenne supérieure d’art de
Bretagne—Rennes since 2013 and is associated
with several ongoing research projects.
Together, they regularly lead workshops
in various art and design schools, in France