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Leslie David: Glossier Identity (detail)

Work / Graphic Design

We check in with Leslie David, who’s making excellent work at a rate of knots

There are cool designers, and then there are those of Leslie David’s calibre, who gaze nonchalantly down upon their pretenders with a talented eye and a practice so diverse that it firmly establishes their spot among the higher echelons of creative standards. Paris-based Leslie has a been around for some time now, and her client list is an incredible testament to the quality of her work, featuring some of the greatest players across fashion, music, media and retail. Specialising in brand image for fashion and culture brands, her aesthetic blends illustration, design and typography in an always unexpected and never less-than-excellent blend.

Checking back in with the designer this week only six months after we last posted about her work, we were blown away to see the quantity of new projects she’s updated her site with. From a pared-back, chic and endlessly playful identity for new skincare line Glossier, which provides illustrated stickers to allow customers to customise the packaging, to a series of print designs for music and fashion brand Kitsuné, her most recent work is among some of her best yet. The designer has even created a moving typeface to accompany a solo exhibition by artist Maxime Rossi, which appears to flap around like sheets of holographic paper flying in the breeze. 

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Leslie David: Sister Ship for Maxime Rossi’s Solo Show

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Leslie David: Sister Ship for Maxime Rossi’s Solo Show

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Leslie David: Sister Ship for Maxime Rossi’s Solo Show

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Leslie David: Glossier Identity

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Leslie David: Patterns for Kitsuné SS15

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Leslie David: Patterns for Kitsuné SS15

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Leslie David: Patterns for Kitsuné SS15

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Leslie David: Etienne Daho: Diskönoir

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Leslie David: Etienne Daho: Diskönoir