Ella Villaumié
graphic design
villaumie.ella@gmail.com

The polygraphic writings of Exarchia.
Athens, May - September 2019

DNSEP dissertation, ÉSAD Amiens, 2020.
Ésad Amiens, 2020
11x18cm, 128 pages

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Exarchia is a controversial and emblematic neighborhood of Athens. The profusion of written messages is extreme and participates in an impressive graphic conquest of the public space. This dissertation is based on a field study carried out in Exarchia from May to September 2019. It studies the way in which the written messages cohabit, confront or contaminate one another, and how they live and die on the urban surfaces of the neighborhood. They are studied in relation to their polygraphism, that is to say their copresence on one surface or within a limited area. The dissertation is divided into three parts: the copresence of the written messages, the plurality of the writers and the linguistic interference between the Latin and Greek alphabets.

Should we burry our houses?

Editorial design
Porto, 2018
19x27.5cm, 320 pages

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The question is, at what precise point in time should something be designated as a ruin? When exactly does a ruin become a ruin? When does a ruin cease to exist as such? (...) Today, as the immaterial and the ephemeral begin to take precedence over the object, we hope that this collection may incite architects, town planners, artists and citizens to pause a moment and think about what remains. Are we simply to carry on producing? What are we to do with our artefacts?

Tic Tic Lov

Editorial design
Ésad Amiens, 2018
16.5x23.5cm, 148 pages

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Has our relationship to others been deeply transformed by the arrival of digital tools in our daily lives ? This volume, Tic Tic Lov presents an anthology of essays exploring the concept of time in our relationships in the digital age. It shows four aspects of our relation to time in our love relationships : the immediate, the asynchronous, the impact of virtual time on tangible time and the idea of immortality. Project in collaboration with Victor Boonen and Yena Choi

Le Jardin des Plantes du Muséum

Identity, posters
Ésad Amiens, 2019

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The key concept behind this proposition for a new identity for the Jardin des Plantes of the Natural History Museum in Paris is to tell the story of the discovery of the specimens exhibited in the different museums of the Jardin des Plantes. It links the physical space of the exhibition and the places where the museographical material originated. Playing with the imaginary around scientific expeditions and adventures, another goal is to magnify the different activities and professions behind the institution Muséum, and its role in environmental and geographic contemporary research. Project in collaboration with Élise Guerrier

EVERLASTING AI

Installation
Ésad Amiens, 2019

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Dozens of meters of strips of paper found deep down in a cellar. Numbers oversized, words, code, dates, rates, goals, questions. On dreams, secrets, ambition, love. Daily activity reports from EVERLASTING via a deep-learning technique to record all there is to know about the user. Artificial intelligence : life after death, guaranteeing survival and immorality.

Portes ouvertes ESAD Amiens

Posters
Ésad Amiens, 2019

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Poster design for the Open Day of my school, the École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Amiens, showing tools used by graphic design students on a daily basis, objects that can seem strange or enigmatic to uninitiated future design students.

Bixa italic

Typeface design
Ésad Amiens, 2019

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L'empreinte de la machine

Coding, 3D printing
Ésad Amiens, 2017

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L’empreinte de la machine (The remains of the machine), is a projet that atempt to give body to the invisible remains of the digital machines we use every day. It starts with the collect of personal data, transform this code into a patern and materialised it in a 3D object.

La Tombe de l'affiche

Performance, poster
Ésad Amiens, 2017

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This performance as for aim to question the idea of exibiting graphic design. What is the place of a poster, a teater program or a piece of packaging in a museum? The work materialised the passing/chaging of life of the graphic object.

J'écris ton pseudonyme

Editorial design, poetry
Ésad Amiens, 2017
17x24cm, 212 pages

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J’écris ton pseudonyme is an artistic projet based on spook words. Spook words work as alerts for the intelligence service (CIA, DGSE, CISEN...), they allow the organisation to find the content they want. This projet is a rewritting of famous liberty poetry in whitch every common name as been replaced by a spook word. The projet is composed of a video with poetry lecture and an edition.

Movie Stills

Analog photography
Berck sur mer, 2017

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Movie stills from hometown, Berck sur mer, France.

Cairn du temps

Sculpture
Ésad Amiens, 2016

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Human-sized calendar designed to materialize time, inspired by cairns; piles of stones left as landmarks or memorial sites.

Maison de la Culture

Identity, poster, editorial design
Ésad Amiens, 2017

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Identity for one season of La Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. Each show is visualy materialised by an existing column witch is linked to it by concept, geography or history.

Histoires d'objets d'art et de design

Editorial design
Ésad Amiens, 2016

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The purpose of this book is to study the material continuity of these objects, their life and their death; to question the destiny of objects whether abandoned, van- dalised or destroyed, unwanted art works, monuments or remains of our heritage. It also analyses the practices of restoration, conservation, collection and feti- shism of art and design objects. One part is specially dedicated to the destiny of graphic design productions: How can a poster evolve once the context of crea- tion is over ? Does graphic design have its place in a museum?