The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a
hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers
time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico,
Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries,
as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of
death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners'
Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi.
printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited
in major museums and galleries around the world.
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The Designer - Pierre Bernard
Born in Paris in 1942. After graduation from the Ecole nationale
superieure des arts decoratifs in 1964, he received a scholarship
to study poster design with Henryk Tomaszewski at the Academy of
Fine Arts in Warsaw and completed his studies in 1971 with graduate
work at the Institut de I'Environnement in Paris. In 1970 he founded
Grapus with Frangois Miehe and Gerard Paris-Clavel, whom he had
met during the May 1968 student movement; Alex Jordan and JeanPaul
Bachollet joined the group in 1976. Grapus sought to 'change life'
through a twofold dynamics of graphic arts and political action.
From 1978 on, Grapus showed its work in major exhibitions at the
Musee de I'Affiche in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam,
the Aspen Conference in Aspen, Colorado, and the Museum of Contemporary
Art in Montreal.
He also received numerous awards and prizes: at the Warsaw Biennale
in 1978 and 1980, the Brno Biennale in 1978 and 1982, the Lahti
Biennale in 1983, the Colorado Biennale in 1983, Agraf in Zagreb,
the Art Director's Club.
In 1990, the year when Grapus decided to end its activities, he
was awarded France's National First Prize for Graphics Arts. Pierre
Bernard then founded the Atelier de Creation Graphique with Dirk
Behage and Fokke Draaijer and was responsible for, among others,
the visual identities of the Musee du Louvre and the French National
Parks. He now heads the Atelier de Creation Graphique, which responds
to a wide variety of commissions in the fields of publishing, poster
design, signage, and visual identity systems with the conviction
that graphic design fulfils a cultural mission of public interest.
A member of the International Graphic Alliance since 1987, he presently
teaches graphic design at the Ecole nationale superieure des arts
decoratifs in Paris.