Visual identity & project 2017

Since the very start, Nuits Sonores has been as much about images and visual creation as it has music and sounds. Above all, the festival has always shown a passion for exploring the artistic ground that lies between the two, by working with numerous young graphic artists to develop the overall identity of the festival, and by embarking on various collaborations to come up with fresh visuals at each of the venues. This is a vast undertaking that includes overseeing elements such as the architecture of the venues, the scenography, the stage design and the room design. Under the joint direction of Arty Farty and Lyon-based architecture firm LFA (Looking For Architecture), over the last 15 years the festival has developed a unique expertise: the artistic ability to simultaneously imagine a musical lineup and a visual setting.

 

In 2017, Nuits Sonores will be celebrating its 15th birthday. For this landmark edition, Arty Farty is aiming to create a fresh and vibrant visual identity. From the 2D (print materials) to the 3D (installations and stage design), the event will constitute one coherent visual experience, immersing the public in a unique and omnipresent 360° vision: online, offline, onsite and on paper.

SUPERSCRIPT² ÉDITO

For this new edition, we have decided to focus on the 15 years of the festival through a typographic construction game.

 

Our various researches quickly led us to think the visual universe of this edition like a puzzle, several pieces gathered that would reveal and create new spaces.

 

This simple facility, based on the superposition of colors, allows us to consider the communication and room design as a playground on a large scale.

Superscript²

Special guests

The story of Superscript2 and Arty Farty is a love affair that first sparked into life over five years ago. It was around then that graphical artists Patrick Lallemand and Pierre Delmas graduated from the Lyon School of Fine Arts and created their own studio, Superscript2. They say love is blind, and Arty Farty took a shot in the dark by entrusting the new studio with part of the Nuits Sonores brand, inviting them to devise a monogram and take control of the artistic direction of that year’s edition. And so a partnership was born: for four consecutive years, Superscript2 has been in charge of the visual identity of Nuits Sonores, from photography to typography, and even augmented reality. At the same time Superscript2, inspired by the team and the project, unveiled a first installation, Modular Ship, in partnership with The Creators Project in 2011, and then Starfox in 2013, under the name Lazer Lazer, with the help of long-time collaborator Martial Geoffre-Rouland.

 

To commemorate 15 years of Nuits Sonores, the creative diamond of LFA x AF x Superscript2 x Yves Caizergues Lightning Design is the perfect team to create the festival’s 2D and 3D identity.

 

 www.super-script.com

Looking for Architecture

Associated design

scenography / light design / graphic design

LFA - Yves Caizergues - SS² 

Looking for Architecture

Architects

Looking for Architecture, created in 2011 by Antoine Trollat and Laurent Graber, is an architecture workshop based in Lyon.

 

The team at Looking for Architecture are known for the care that they afford to understanding their end users, and to defining their projects – a result of their diligent consideration of context and program. This background work is all in the name of achieving an invariably unique architecture. As architects, they approach all of their projects with the same levels of attention and sensitivity, focusing on the art of proportions between bodies and surrounding spaces.

www.lookingforarchitecture.com

Looking for Architecture

Associated design

scenography / light design / graphic design

LFA - Yves Caizergues - SS² 

Yves Caizergues Lighting Design

The light, special element, part of the festival, is the indispensable component in the project and its aesthetic highlighting. Yves Caizergues, lighting designer of Nuits sonores since 2003, has expanded his skills to design interactive and immersive light installations. He also acts as a prescriber and/or consultant on long-term projects.

 

These missions, which can go from design to realization, have enabled him to acquire the necessary analysis for the success of a project as a whole.

 

www.ycld.eu