Philippe Apeloig

Philippe Apeloig was born in 1962. He studied arts at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. After two internships at Total Design in Amsterdam, he was hired as a graphic designer at the Musée dOrsay in Paris in 1985. In 1987, Apeloig moved to Los Angeles to study and work with April Greiman. In 1993, he won a fellowship at the French Academy of Art in Rome Villa Medici. For his typographical posters he was garnered by the 1995 Tokyo Type Directors Clubs Gold Award. From 1992 to 1998, Apeloig taught typography in Paris. In 1999 he was appointed full-time professor of graphic design at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York until 2003.

Recently Apeloig contributed to the T Magazine and to the #200 issue of Wallpaper. At the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roland Barthes he created a shawl for Hermès. He also designed the numerals of the watch Slim dHermès. This year Issey Miyake will release their new perfume season's packagings Apeloig designed. He is currently working with Jean Nouvel on the signage for the Louvre Abu Dhabi. He also created the logo of the forthcoming Yves Saint Laurent museum in Marrakech.

In 2013, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presented his first major retrospective. Thames & Hudson published Typorama which brings together 30 years of his graphic work. In 2015, the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam held the exhibition Using Type. Next summer, the Ginza Graphic Gallery (GGG) will present his most recent work in Tokyo.