Guest post – Pierre Fournier
Landing on March 25th at 4.30 pm. Here I am, going by car on the huge streets of Bucharest, dived in Romania. Immediately, buildings look so high. The architectural cacophony doesn’t stop striking me: traditional houses, big communist blocs, huge, unfinished, abandoned… Few weeks later, the surprise is still the same, even if the streets don’t seem like a labyrinth any more. What hit me the most? All these wild posters. All these crazy lays glued everywhere, these beautiful renovated buildings, adjacent to the old blocs. Now, I want to walk in the streets, with my camera, looking for all the aspects of Bucharest.
But let’s talk about work! I’m about to answer to this big burning question: “What is Romanian graphic design ?”. Unknown in France, Romania is not considered a country known for the graphic design field. Here, everything is changing. The conscience of the graphic design’s necessity is rising up. Everything seems to be possible. Working in the studio, we are experimenting, and graphic design is not mainly a question of money. Building a network is a priority. As soon as I arrived, I started working for an exhibition and prepared my speech for Advice’s workshop at Acuarela about being a student in France and making an internship in a studio from Romania.
That’s all, for the moment! Welcome in a country where there’s no kind of – and I hope, for a long time – “graphically correct”.