Putting the multi in multidisciplinary, Alt-Border is the creative studio leaving no medium unexplored
Founded by Nikhil Bourdereau and Alexandra Gallot, the Paris-based experimental studio has found its niche completing work for fashion and culture brands.
- Olivia Hingley
- 15 March 2023
When looking at the breadth of Alt-Borders’ practice, you may initially worry that its spreading itself a bit thin. Working across art direction, graphic design, photography and CGI in both print and digital formats, the studio explores every corner of the creative industry. But when seeing its portfolio – which is sleek, artistic and cohesive – you’ll be quickly convinced that it's simply a rare studio that thrives off a boundless, diverse approach.
The studio is one that prides itself on “thinking outside of the box”, and “incorporating unique twists wherever possible”; throughout its projects, the team enjoy playing with everyday objects and flipping traditional advertising imagery on its head. This penchant for experimentation and manipulation of the everyday is informed by the studio’s greatest influence – surrealism. Alongside the early 20th Century movement, Alt-Border also finds great inspiration in similarly boundary defying contemporary artists and designers like M/M, Bureau Borsche and Thomas Ruff.
Alt-Border: Extractions (Copyright © Alt-Border, 2022)
Alt-Border: Floraïdoscope campaign for Helena Thulin (Copyright © Alt-Border, 2023)
About the Author
Olivia (she/her) joined the It’s Nice That team as an editorial assistant in November 2021 and soon became staff writer. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English literature and history, she’s particularly interested in photography, publications and type design.