We specialize in publishing design and type design and have niche experience in enhancing and managing content by creating original editorial objects.
Our interest in publishing, both of the past and the future, has led us to expand the scope of our activity to provide book manufacturing consulting services.
By designing unique typefaces and custom lettering, we are able to give your orders a unique look and feel.
Universal design services
We provide graphic design services in all of the traditional areas, from publishing to corporate identity, web design and software interface design.
The Shelf Company works with a broad range of sectors including luxury goods and services, culture and the institutional and scientific research fields.
We take a playful, convivial approach to design and apply meticulous attention to detail in our work.
Our sources of inspiration and drive are vast and varied and can draw upon pop culture, blockbuster movies and sweet wrapper design just as much as classical literature, silent films and ancient manuscripts.
Behind all of our work is the search for high quality, timeless graphic design that expresses genuine know-how, as well as a desire to build rewarding and constructive interpersonal relationships.
Whether insignificant objects or works of art in their own right, books create through their different forms and stories a unique bond with those who read, consult and own them. This almost physical connection was the reason for creating The Shelf Journal. The Shelf Journal is a French-English annual review about the art of books and their design that gives the voice to book makers and writers specialised in that field.
In form of interviews, in-depth articles, portfolios, investigations, etc. the magazine explores the different questions that relate to the contents and the shapes of books, their creation and collection, by showing ancient as well as contemporary examples.
Part place of worship and reflection for paper lovers, part experimental platform for designers, typographers and other graphic designers, The Shelf Journal explores the essence of our libraries’ charm: the limitless variations in form of this unique object.