Art direction and publishing design studio, founded in 2011 by Colin Caradec & Morgane Rébulard. Publisher of the annual magazine The Shelf Journal.
The Shelf Company offers services in a full range of graphic design applications, from publishing to corporate identity, through graphic web design and exhibition design. It deploys its skills in a variety of sectors such as culture and education, as well as the institutional, luxury, and scientific research sectors.
Book, magazine and type design
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.
Maps, data visualization and illustration
The projects in which we are involved respond to today’s need to process the large quantity of information that is available to us. We need to extricate information of interest, interpret it, and then refine it in order to make readable and useful comparisons. Driven by a desire to present content in the clearest and most interesting way, our work involves using data visualization tools, be it for geographical data (GIS) or numerical data.
This will to facilitate understanding also leads us to produce illustrations and charts that supplement or even enhance pre-existing content.
We take a playful, convivial approach to design and apply meticulous attention to detail in our work. 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.