Following in the footsteps of 1970’s international type specimen newsprints and type foundries journals, Diorama Type Partners is an independent publisher of typefaces and typographic products related, home of the contemporary art magazine Revue Diorama based in Paris. Founded by Marie-Mam Sai Bellier and Guillaume Sbalchiero (designers and editors) in an effort to promote a catalogue of diverse and heterogeneous typefaces through the medium of a carefully crafted magazine, Diorama Type Partners has evolved into being more than a type publisher to a creative digital platform with RaDio.
1. Type Foundry
The Diorama Type Foundry draws inspiration from the 1970’s era of type specimen newsprint to offer a high-end digital version of its own classic yet distinctive typefaces displayed throughout the revues. The foundry and the magazine complement and nourish each other by constantly interacting as each typeface travels back and forth from the magazine to the foundry and vice versa. Our catalog is principaly an exploration of display typefaces, ideal for strong titling identities and logotypes, sometimes aesthetic, historic, horrific and memorable.
The revue operates on a principle of correspondences: a thought, a quote —composed graphically— is sent to contributors from various creative domains. Shifting between different fields such as graphic design, art, literature or photography; but also opening up to less specific approaches, the purpose of the revue is to confront all of these points of view enhence a new international creative scene. The editorial team then gives shape to these contents in a bespoke way for each issue of Revue Diorama with typography experimentations and creation.
The shop part works on the principle of collections of editorial and typographical objects revolving around themes of art and design research, confronting the past with the young creative scene. We distribute certain products designed by one of the team members or a DTP partner, which allows us to keep an coherent editorial line. RaDio page permit to discover more storytelling and chronicles about our products and quality contents by artists from our magazine. Ponctually some event will be organized at our studio rue Sainte Marthe in Paris, subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch!
Diorama Type Partners provides type and graphic design craftsmanship adapted to each and every particularity through the creation of instantly recognizable visual identities. Having at heart to renew its practices and to experiment with modern technology, Diorama Type Partners is not closed to any medium when it comes to forge a remarkable identity: on the contrary, we want to experiment with modern technology and work across a host of formats, both print and digital. Our services cover development of contemporary artworks; from custom tailored typefaces to the creation of visual identities as well as editorial projects and interactive design.
Contributors Revue No.1
Paul Andali, Manon Bachelier, Claire Barrault Marika Belle, Laurence Bellier Victoria Bellier, David Bennewith, Jonas Berthod Fred Birdsall, Louise Boiron, Hugo Boutry, Louis Brousseau, Bureau Brut, Marion Cachon, Bruno Carbonnet, Maxime Castagnac, Léo Castel, Benoît Clément, Alain Couraud Matthieu Cortat, Alexis Cros, Sébastien Davilla, Eliott Déchamboux, Valentin Defaux Guy Demaysoncel, Jordan Derrien, Dinamo Typefoundry, Floris Dutoit, Clément Faydit, Diane Gaignoux, Alaric Garnier, Clément Gicquel Nicholas Goudket, Quentin Goujout, Annija Grīsle Eliott Grunewald, Léa Guintrand Amaury Hamon, Julien Humbert, Camille Jacoby, Valentin Kaiser, Ministère Des Petites Choses (Noémie Lacroix), La Direction, James Langdon, Hugo Laporte, Thomas Le Provost, Olivier Lebrun, Steven Lenoir, Simon Lextrait, Roxanne Maillet, Meatwreck (Mitra Saboury and Derek Paul Boyle), John Morgan, Jules Moskovtchenko, Marcel Mrejen, Motoki Nakatani, Alain Papazian, Clara Pasteau, Axel Pelletanche Thévenart, Simon Penard Thomas Petit, Camille Pogu, Auriane Preud’homme, Audrey Quaranta, Quentin Rebierre-Roux Alice Savoie, Victorien Soufflet, Marine Stephan, They Are Here, Adrien Vasquez, Rozenn Voyer, Felix Weigand
Contributors Revue No.2
Abyme Type Foundry with John Morgan, Adrien Vasquez & Rudy, Jean Alessandrini, Paul Andali, Josefina Anjou, Elsa Audouin & Julien Humbert, Raoul Audouin, Manon Bachelier, Alexandru Balgiu & Olivier Lebrun, Jonas Berthod, Claire Barrault, Kévin Bichaud, Karina Bisch, Black(s) to the future with Nicolas Pirus, Fallon Mayanja, Mawena Yehoussi & Josefa Ntjam, Antoine Boj, Thérèse Boon Falleur & Aurèce Vettier, Cécile Bouffard, Oliver Boulton, Buero, Marion Cachon, Nicolas Chardon, Matthieu Cortat, Kimberley Cosmilla & Zuzana Kostelanskà, Quentin Coulombier, D’autant plus expertise, Marie De Brugerolle, Jean Delahaye, Dinamo Typefaces & Angelo Barbattini, Valentin Defaux, Floris Dutoit, Pari Ehsan, Marietta Eugster, Paul Haworth, Valentin Herfray, Jacquemus, Tomonari Kawano, Sohee Kim, Studio Kiösk, David Kramer, Noémie Lacroix (Ministère des petites choses), Hugo Laporte, Lou-Maria Le Brusq, Jungen Lee, Clément Lemaire, Marine Leleu, Romain Lenancker, Simon Lextrait with Jules Moskovtchenko, Hamish Wirgman & Kamil Sznajder, Juliette Lizotte, Roxanne Maillet, Shinnosuke Miyamoto & Motoki Nakatani, Christian Monaghan (Eaten Alive Illustrations), Marc-Henri Ngandu & Jamie-Maree Shipton with Tamayo Yamamoto, Lulu Reynolds (Select Model London) & J’nae Phillips, Paula Olaz, Officeabc, Clara Pacotte, Baptiste Poligné, Radeau Studio, Christophe Scarpa, Victorien Soufflet, Laurine Schott, Spaceless Gallery with Béatrice Masi, Rémi Caulliez, Jayde Cardinalli, Quentin Chevrier, Stéréo Buro, St-Henri Library, James Tennessee Briandt, Estelle Vanmalle, Pierre Vanni, Vier 5, Rozenn Voyer, Marine Zonca
Creanog (Paris, France) Legrand SAS (Fontenay-Sous-Bois, France) KOPA Printing House (Kaunas, Lithuania) Quintal (Paris, France) EspaceNess (Paris, France) L'insolante (Paris, France)
Marine Stephan Arnaud Chemin Martin Violette Rafael Ribas Alan Madić Raphaël de La Morinerie
Text of Law
Florence Fekom Anna Dotigny
Launch Revue Diorama No.1, Legibility at Studio H13, Lyon, 2018. Launch Revue Diorama No.2, Geometric City at Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, 2020. Launch Revue Diorama No.2, Geometric City at Subaru, Montreuil, 2020.