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    Palefroi: Messner. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 74. July 2011

Graphic greatness and beautiful books by Berlin-based Palefroi

Posted by Catherine Gaffney,

Hand-made books are slightly difficult to showcase online, but do your absolute best to browse through Palefroi’s beautiful projects, screenprinted and produced in limited editions by the Berlin-based art collective. Made up of artists Damien Tran, Marion Jdanoff, and Susann Pönnisch, Palefroi’s work is clever, bold, and consistently engaging – the illustrations feature stark geometric shapes alongside looser, free-flowing elements, and the palette always appears extremely considered. There is also an excellent use of negative space and a keen awareness of “the page” as a scene within a wider progression. Subject matter ranges from mountain peaks and battles to ghostly, mythological creatures, often evoking the sinister and the surreal. Wonderfully done.

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    Palefroi: Bison Quatre. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 72, May 2012

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    Palefroi: Bison Quatre. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 72, May 2012

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    Palefroi: Tu es sauvage. Screen printed book by Vincent Pouplard and Marion Jdanoff. Feb 2012

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    Palefroi: Guerre éclair. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 40. Dec 2011

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    Palefroi: Guerre éclair. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 40. Dec 2011

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    Palefroi: Messner. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 74. July 2011

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    Palefroi: Messner. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 74. July 2011

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    Palefroi: Messner. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 74. July 2011

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    Palefroi: Messner. Screen printed book by Marion Jdanoff and Damien Tran. Ed. 74. July 2011

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Posted by Catherine Gaffney

Catherine joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Trinity College Dublin and Central Saint Martins. She wrote for the site between June and August 2012.