“We have updated our website! :)” said the email which landed in my inbox yesterday morning, in 24-point type, and on referring to the bundle of new work on Twice’s site I can confirm that this proclamation is true. Paris-based art direction and design studio Twice, formed of Fanny Le Bras and Clémentine Berry, is one of my favourites – the duo delivers confidently pared-back, textural design at a consistently high standard. Their newest offerings, including a book for Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography and an identity and catalogue called Archimode are no exception to the rule.
In an exciting new development the pair has also added a “Recently Rejected” page to their site which feels something like the creative equivalent of chocolate factory rejects bagged up for the giftshop. The pieces that didn’t make the cut – masterpieces of marbling which play with decadently draped high-gloss fabrics and oil on water effects – are just at as interesting as those that did, if not more so.