Bureau 205 is a graphic design office based in Lyon
It was created by Damien Gautier,
in January 2010.
After a scientific formation, Damien Gautier followed a formation in type design at the Atelier de création typographique à l'École Estienne (Paris) after a training in graphic design.
Damien Gautier is cofounder of the Trafik workshop in 1997.
During 13 years, he was joint manager, artistic director, graphic designer in charge of projects of visual identity, communication for companies and public structures, edition, scenographies.
He's teacher and coordinator of the graphic design at the Fine arts school of Lyon.
He teaches the graphic and type design, more specifically the drawing of characters and the editorial design (print and multi-media).
He is also the author of two books on typography and layout:
– "Typographie, guide pratique", Pyramyd
– "Mise en page(s), etc.", Pyramyd
He currently writes a third work on the typographical rules in use.
In 2016, Thomas Leblond, graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, teacher in École supérieure d'art de Lorraine, and Florence Roller, graduate of the École supérieure des arts décoratifs of Strasbourg, become associated.
Office 205 asserts an comprehensive approach by the specificity of knowledge-making that it proposes. Typography and type design in particular (micro-typography), composition and layout (macro-typography) are major assets of the team which make it possible to approach with requirement and acuity of commands of different nature:
- Logotypes and trademarks;
- Program of corporate identities;
- Development of corporate typefaces;
– Editorial design (design of books, magazines, newspapers…);
- Packaging (design of labels);
– Programs of signage systems...
Bureau 205 asserts an approach of design mixing conceptual and theoretical aspects, aesthetic and graphic with necessary practical, technics and financial matters.
Bureau 205 likes to propose a resolutely pragmatic approach of the projects which are subjected and develops a contemporary writing which can nevertheless take support on true knowledge-making.
a total approach
Beyond of a particular know-how in the fields of typography and edition and from the specific interest in architecture, the team also develops competences in scenography and of expography, most of the time for projects for which Bureau 205 conceives the identity and communication tools (print and multi-media).
Bureau 205 has also a real experiment in interactive design:
– User interfaces...
For important and specific projects, Bureau 205 proposes the interventions of experimented developers.