about

baldinger•vu-huu is a Paris based, Swiss-German type and graphic design studio founded in 2008. André Baldinger and Toan Vu-Huu work across a broad range of design fields including type design, identities, publications, signage systems, exhibition graphics and poster design, both for cultural institutions and private clients. They like to share their passion for design by teaching at the ENSAD Paris, ANRT Nancy (FR) and ZHDK Zurich (CH).

Their work is regularly being exhibited, published, and awarded throughout the world.

team

art direction

  • André Baldinger
  • Toan Vu-Huu

co-workers paris

  • Agathe Demay

co-workers london

  • Maëlle Christien

interns 2015

  • Jasmin Jacobs
  • Etienne Macquet
  • Louise Comiran

interns 2016

  • Julie Kotulski

network

photography

interactive design

graphic design

museography

wayfinding

photo-engraving

  • Roger Emmenegger, Datatype

awards and distinctions

2016

  • TDC Award Tokyo, Japan, for Michel Blazy’s monograph
  • Invited to take part in the commission “Célébrer la Ville”, Paris Graphic Design Festival 2016

2015

  • International Poster and Graphic Design Festival of Chaumont, France
  • 7th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China

2013

  • The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of the year 2012, for Aby Warburg, L’Atlas Mnémosyne
  • Nomination for the German Design Awards, for Aby Warburg, L’Atlas Mnémosyne

2012

  • Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia
  • TDC Award Tokyo, Japan
  • Brno Biennale 2012, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Award winner of a research grant from the Cnap for a latin and japanese typeface project
  • Selected C – Graphic Design from Europe, Barcelona, Spain

2010

  • TDC Award Tokyo, Japan
  • Selected A – Graphic Design from Europe, Barcelona, Spain

2009

  • Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia
  • The 9th International Poster Triennial, Toyama, Japan
  • Award winner of a research grant from the CNC for the project “Fréquence”

2008

  • TDC54 New York Award, New York, USA
  • TDC Award Tokyo, Japan

exhibitions

2015

  • “Œuvres utiles”, Centre international du Graphisme, Chaumont, France

2013

  • “Call for Type”, Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany
  • “Tokyo TDC Award”, ggg Galerie Tokyo/Osaka, Japan

2012

  • “25th International Biennial of Graphic Design”, Brno, Czech Republic
  • “Aarhus International Poster Show 2012”, Danish Poster Museum, Denmark

2011

  • “Graphisme et création contemporaine”, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
  • “Fréquences”, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France

2010

  • “Schrift in Form II/Schriftgenuss”, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany
  • “Mut zur Wut”, Heidelberg, Germany
  • “Ping–Pong”, André Baldinger-Philippe Millot, Galerie hkb, Bern, Switzerland
  • “Tokyo TDC Award”, ggg Galerie Tokyo/Osaka, Japan

2009

  • “Everything design”, Design Museum Zurich, Switzerland
  • “20e Festival International de l’affiche et des Arts Graphiques”, Chaumont, France
  • “9e International Poster Triennal”, Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
  • “4th International Poster of China, The Master Work Show”, Hangzhou, China
  • “Trnava Poster Triennial”, Trnava, Slovakia

2008

  • “Ping–Pong”, André Baldinger-Philippe Millot, Galerie ESAM, Metz, France
  • “Tokyo TDC Award”, ggg Galerie Tokyo/Osaka, Japon

publications

2016

  • “Year Book of Type 2”, Niggli, Slanted, Switzerland

2015

  • “New Perspectives in Typography”, Edited by A2/SW/HK, Lawrence King Publishing, London, United Kingdom

2013

  • “Graphisme en France 2013 – Signalétiques”, Cnap, France
  • “Neue Schriften/New Typefaces”, Niggli, Switzerland
  • “TDC Award vol.23”, Tokyo TDC, Japan
  • “The most beautiful Swiss books 2012”, Catalogue, Switzerland
  • “Type only”, Unit Editions, United Kingdom

2012

  • “Los Logos 6”, Die Gestalten, Germany
  • “TDC Award vol.22”, Tokyo TDC, Japan
  • “25th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2012”, Brno, Czech Republic
  • “Super-Families”, Slanted 19, Germany
  • “Selected C – Graphic Design from Europe”, Barcelona, Spain
  • “Intramuros 159”, Paris, France

2011

  • “Novum” November 2011, Germany
  • “Type Navigator”, Die Gestalten, Germany
  • “Le Phare”, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
  • “Libération” of the 19th February, “Fréquences diffuse ses histoires”, by Marie Lechner
  • “TDC Award vol.21”, Tokyo TDC, Japan
  • “Page Unlimited: Innovations in Layout Design”, Spain
  • “Spindle Magazin”, London, United Kingdom
  • “étapes”, France
  • “Design and Design 3”, France
  • “360°”, China
  • “Horizontal/Vertical”, EnsadLab Type, Paris, France

2010

  • “Left, Right, Up, Down/New directions in signage and wayfinding”, die Gestalten, Germany
  • “A5/04: Kieler Woche: History of a Design Contest”, Lars Muller Publishers, Switzerland
  • “Los Logos compass”, die Gestalten, Germany
  • “KAK Magazine”, Russia
  • “Design and Design, Business cards”, Paris, France
  • “Slanted, Blackletters”, Germany
  • “Selected A – Graphic Design from Europe”, Barcelona, Spain
  • “TDC Award Tokyo Vol. 20”, Rikuyosha, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Gallery #9”, Choisgallery, China
  • “Graphic design inspirations”, DAAB, Germany
  • “Mut zur Wut” Catalogue, Germany
  • “Horizontal+ Vertical, penser la mise en forme de l’écriture chinoise”, EnsadLab, Paris, France
  • “The Sorbonne Project”, EnsadLab, Paris, France
  • “Typodarium”, Hermann Schmidt Verlag, Mainz, Germany
  • “Schriftgenuss”, exhibition catalogue, Klingspor-Museum Offenbach, Germany

2009

  • “Typodarium”, Hermann Schmidt Verlag, Mainz, Germany
  • “Azimuts N° 32”, Saint Etienne, France
  • “Bibliographic, 100 Classic Graphic Design Books”, Laurence King, London, United Kingdom
  • “Intramuros”, numéro design Paris, France
  • “étapes”, “15 ans de culture visuelle”, Pyramyd, Paris, France
  • “The 9th international poster triennial in Toyama”, Japan
  • “étapes graphiques” issue 167, Paris, France
  • “graphê” issue 42, Paris, France
  • “Small Studios”, hesign, Berlin, Germany
  • “Graphic #12”, Corea
  • “Trnava Poster Triennial Catalogue” Trnava, Slovakia
  • “Regular: Graphic Design Today”, Die Gestalten, Germany
  • “La vie”, Taipe, China
  • “Design and Design”, Paris, France
  • “Graphic Designology 360°”, China

2008

  • “Atlas of graphic design”, maomaopublications, Barcelona, Spain
  • “IDN Magazin”, Hong Kong, China “360°”, China

teaching

André Baldinger

  • Typeface design and graphic design teacher at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France
  • Co-director of the EnsadLab Type I-III research laboratory, with Philippe Millot
  • Lecturer, MAS Type Design, ZHdK - Zurich University of the Arts

Toan Vu-Huu

  • Typography teacher at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France

workshop

2013

  • Typeface design, École cantonal des arts appliqués Saint-Gall

2012

  • Image and urban space, ENSAD, Paris, France
  • Urban wayfinding, ENSAD, Strasbourg, France
  • Poster design, ENSAD, Paris, France

2011

  • Typeface design, Fine arts school, Lyon, France
  • Visual identity, Hangzhou, China
  • Art fanzines, ENSAD, Paris, France

2010

  • Typeface design, Haute école des Arts, Berne, Suisse
  • Poster design, ESAD, Amiens, France
  • Publication design, ESAD, Amiens, France

2009

  • Typeface design, China Academie of Arts, Hangzhou, China
  • Typeface design, Arts Institute Nanjing, China
  • Typeface design, ECV, Paris

lectures/talks

2016

2015

  • “Sélection de projets”, Haute École des Arts de Berne, Bern, Switzerland

2014

  • “Open doors + guest: baldinger•vu-huu”, De Monsterkamer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013

  • “Talk on Type”, Gutenberg museum, Mainz, Germany
  • École Supérieure d’Art et design, Saint-Etienne, France
  • École Supérieure d’Art de Lorraine, Metz, France
  • CAS-Signaletik HKB, Bern, Switzerland

2012

  • Atypi’12, Hong Kong, China
  • ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “mrcrdsgn”, Université Paris 8, France

2011

  • HEAD, Haute école d’art et de design, Genève, Switzerland
  • Invited to the radio programme “Place de la toile”, France Culture radio station
  • “D’autres livres, d’autres textes” Paris book fair, Paris, France
  • “Fréquences” at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
  • “Projets typographiques” at the Architekturforum Saint Gall, Switzerland
  • ENSAAMA, école Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art Olivier de Serres, Paris, France
  • “Design Summer”, Hangzhou, China

2010

  • “Printemps de la Typo”, INHA, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, France
  • AGI’10 Porto, Portugal
  • Invited to the Swiss TV Show “Tard pour Bar” at the Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
  • CAS-Signaletik HKB, Bern, Switzerland
  • Atypi’10 Dublin, Ireland
  • “Berlin-Paris 2030”, French institute, Berlin, Germany

2009

  • 4th China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China
  • Nanjing Arts Institute, Nanjing, China
  • ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “É—e Identité”, École Estienne, Paris, France
  • École supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France
  • Linotype “Platinum”, Paris, France

2008

  • Lecture about Estienne’s new visual identity, École Estienne, Paris, France
  • ZHdK, Zurich, Switzerland
  • “Ping-Pong” at the ESAMM, école supérieur d’arts de Metz, France
  • EESAB, Rennes, France
  • School of graphic design, London

juries

2013

  • National Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, EESAB, Rennes, France

2012

  • “Grands Projets” (final component of the diploma), EnsAD, Paris, France
  • “Grands Projets” (final component of the diploma), intermediate phase, ENSAD, Paris, France
  • National Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, ESAD, Le Havre, France

2010

  • National Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, EESAB, Rennes, France
  • National Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts, ISBA, Besançon, France
  • National Diploma in Visual Arts, ESAD, Amiens, France

2009

  • 4e China International Poster Biennial, Hangzhou, China
  • “Grands Projets” (final component of the diploma), EnsAD, Paris, France
  • National Diploma in Visual Arts, ESAD, Amiens, France
  • “Grands Projets” (final component of the diploma), ECV, Paris, France
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