Un Sedicesimo 11
Fanette Mellier designed a series of suggestions for an ornamental alphabet. Starting from her experiences of urban graphic decoration in Fontenay-sous-Bois (2007) and the Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme of Chaumont (2008), Fanette Mellier dilates the field of her experimentation by superimposing and bringing near elementary shapes, curved and fractured, in fluorescent colours. From the urban scale to the the dimension of the magazine, the project keeps its value of plastic object, and becomes a personal catalogue of graphic-alphabetic variations, rendezvous of the sensibility of the author and the graphic suggestions of the everyday landscape.
Fanette Mellier was born in 1977 and graduated in 2000 at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg. She performed her vocational training in ateliers under graphic talents like Pierre Di Sciullo and Pierre Bernard. In 2004 she started the independent career as a graphic designer for publishing firms, but also in the cultural and social field.
She collaborated with the Festival international de l’affiche et du graphisme of Chaumont from 2007 to 2009, where she realized a project that linked graphic design with literature. Her research is mostly directed toward the printed object.
She has contributed to lots of magazines and graphic festivals and her works have been on display in numerous contemporary art museums and centres, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris.