Violaine Barrois is a graphic designer
based in the Marseille area, France

Wine labels / Studio Laurent Moure

Packaging, Branding, Label, Website

I have been collaborating with Laurent Moure in his well-renowned studio on a weekly basis. His refined taste and very unique and modern take on the french world of luxury brands and wine and spirits has all the most respected clients in the business at his door.
I have contributed on designs from wine-bottle labels for his prestigious clientèle to more humble but thrilling projects like the design of an egg carton.

Nathan / Editions Syros

Edition, Typography

I have worked with French publisher Nathan for six years now and have collaborated on many of the paperback editions in their young-adults section and of its subsidiary company Syros. I have also worked on animated covers for Kindle, iPad and various web-banners, putting my motion-design skills to the task. Whether printed on paper or displayed on a screen, the attention to detail in this great company that is part of France's cultural heritage has tought me a lot and every single project I am involved in is a thrilling challenge.

FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Coporate Identity, Branding, Stationery

For the 2017 Olivier Rebufa retrospective exhibition, the Regional Funds of Contemporary Art of Marseille sided with 4 cultural mediators and les Ateliers de l'Image to create a pedagogical toolbox for children. The goal was to create a kit of useful ressources for schoolteachers to use in their classrooms and have kids experiment and play around with the work of the artist. Eight kits were made and I was asked to create a strong and coherent visual-identity for all of this material.


Thyssen Bornemisza Madrid

Print Campain

For the extension of this iconic museum, I was asked to create a Print campain for the city of Madrid. The idea was to bring more people to the museum, since the museum had been enlarged. We came up with the slogan 'Más museo' / 'More Museum'. The target audience were people who probably had never set foot in the Thyssen before. Taking six of the masterpieces of the permanent collection, we highlighted quotes from the respective artists that would shed a whole different light on the work.
1. 'In 1920, Miró started listening to music while he painted.'
2. 'When I die, put me in a plastic bag and throw me in the street' Francis Bacon.
3. 'Maybe the only reason I am a painter is I couldn't write' Robert Rauschenberg.
The baseline was 'Art like you've never seen'


Quisquillas

Textile Design

Spanish brand Quisquillas came to me with the idea of creating a unique collection of prints for their women's clothing line. Taking as a starting point my experiments with lomography and double-exposure photography I played around the idea of mixed media and created a series of very rich silk and satin contemporary patterns. The result was this powerful spring / summer 2018 collection of one-of-a-kind garments mixing contrasting fabrics, hybrid textures and strong visuals.

 


 

No Mountains and Pretty Little Things

Edition

I Creative-Directed this project for my good friend, photographer Mathieu Vilasco who needed something more than a business card to stand out in the world of fashion-photography. We created a very simple and elegant limited edition 24 pages-booklet portfolio for him to hand-out to his hand-picked clients.

The Cosmopoitan Hotel Las Vegas / Digital Kitchen

Broadcast Design, Motion Design

DK was charged with helping The Cosmopolitan establish itself as a refreshing alternative to the typical Las Vegas offering. The “curious class” was identified as their target audience : sophisticated experience-seekers who like to keep life interesting and unpredictable. The task was to convince them that a stay at The Cosmopolitan would be a visual, sensorial, conceptual and pleasure-filled experience. DK took an inside-out approach, looking anywhere and everywhere for opportunities to engage visitors. From lobby columns to the marquee, every space, however remote, seemingly inconsequential, public, private or unusual, was considered an integral part of The Cosmopolitan story. Having already worked with DK a few times in the past, approximately 6 months into the project, they asked me for my creative input. I worked for a month on the lobby video-installation.

2011 Cannes Grand Prix Award, Design  - 2013 LIA Bronze Winner, Environmental Installation