Everett font family

Type design, 2014–2017

Everett is a contemporary and versatile grotesque font family that features an organic drawing and a particular digital flavor. Strong typographic details add a high tension while keeping a reading comfort, finding the right balance between a font that is graphic yet fluid. The typeface was initiated at ECAL and evolved since then. Posters from the diploma are available through Draw Down Books. Everett is available on request. More information in the specimen here.

Everett font family picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett font family picture n°13 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett used in OFFLINE – AW N°1, published by ECAL Editions
Everett font family picture n°14 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett used by Chloé Pannatier for Le Cabanon, contemporary art space in UNIL
Everett font family picture n°15 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett used by Thomas Le Provost in OMENS publication
Everett font family picture n°16 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett used by Stille Studio for the Department of Architecture of the Hong Kong University (HKU)

Everett Lukumí

Type design, 2017

Diccionario Lukumí-Español offers a modern perspective on the Lukumí language, which is used mainly by the Yoruba community in Cuba during Santería ceremonies. Lukumí is an hybrid language, mixed of Spanish and African Yoruba. Requested by the designer of the dictionary Laura-Issé Tusevo, I developed a custom version of the Everett typeface exclusively for this publication. Based on the most recurrent letters in Lukumí, the typeface plays with double letters and thin punctuation, creating surprising rhythms throughout the various definitions of the dictionary.

Everett Lukumí picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Everett Lukumí picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli

PUCH Open Air

Visual identity, 2017
with HERBURG WEILAND
Art direction: Tom Ising

“Familial” describes best the atmosphere of the PUCH festival. This small open air festival of Bayern stays authentic and charming, proposing every year an inevitable summer rendez-vous in the green fields of the countryside of Munich. Using only typography, the 2017 key visual creates a direct link to a known food icon, which is also popular and highly consumed in the area.

PUCH Open Air picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
PUCH Open Air picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
PUCH Open Air picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
PUCH Open Air picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
PUCH Open Air picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli

Baumeister Magazin

Editorial design, 2017
with HERBURG WEILAND
Art Direction: Stephanie Ising

Baumeister is a monthly architecture magazine published by Callwey in Munich and designed by Herburg Weiland since 2011. In collaboration with the studio, I developed the overall layout of this issue on the theme of “Tongewalten” that features among various essays the new Elbphilharmonie of Hamburg pictured by photographer Andreas Mühe.

Baumeister Magazin picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°13 by Nolan Paparelli
Baumeister Magazin picture n°14 by Nolan Paparelli

Bikini Mitte

Visual identity, 2016
with HERBURG WEILAND
Art Direction: Tom Ising

We created the visual identity of this new bar/restaurant located in the heart of Munich from scratch. Working closely with Tom Ising, I developed a radical lettering based on a strict geometric construction and a reversed contrast. The identity included designs of windows, menus, coasters and stickers. More information about Bikini Mitte on Facebook.

Bikini Mitte picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Bikini Mitte picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli

Die Kanzlerin — Eine Fiktion

Book cover, 2016
with HERBURG WEILAND
Art direction: Tom Ising

This poetic, sometimes ironic novel written from the point of view of the german chancellor Angela Merkel brings her to life as a tragicomic figure. The book cover synthesizes the novel by illustrating “die Merkel-Raute”, the famous lozenge that Angela uses to do with her hands. The choice of a humoristic typeface also reinforces the amusing aspect of the novel, published by Kein & Aber.

Die Kanzlerin — Eine Fiktion picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Die Kanzlerin — Eine Fiktion picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Die Kanzlerin — Eine Fiktion picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli

Festi’neuch

Visual identity, 2016
with Le Grand 8
Art Direction: Yann Do

In close collaboration with multidisciplinary studio Le Grand 8, I contributed on the establishment of the festival’s new visual identity. Reflecting the music festival’s atmosphere and audience, we refreshed their graphic identity with vibrant colors, playful typography and bespoke logotypes. I’ve also worked on the overall application of the identity, including designs of poster, newspaper, banners, ads, newsletter, wristbands, goblets, merchandising, etc. More information about the festival on www.festineuch.ch

Festi’neuch picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
© Sandro Schmutz/Tatjana Pürro for negativewhite.ch
Festi’neuch picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
© Picture by Tony De Francesco, 2017
Festi’neuch picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
© Picture by Sven de Almeida, 2016
Festi’neuch picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Festi’neuch picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli

Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc

Editorial design, 2015
with Virginie Angéloz and Yann Do

“A magnificent book for the photographic quality of this great professional’s images and for the emotions aroused by this visual evocation of memories.” This photographic book traces thirty years of political, associative and cultural life in the Val-de-Travers area in the canton of Neuchâtel (CH) captured by Daniel Schelling. We kept the design of the book simple and radical, in order to highlight the strength and sensitivity of the photographic work.

Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli
Daniel Schelling — En noir & blanc picture n°13 by Nolan Paparelli

Revival of the fittest

Research & editorial design, 2015
Thesis supervised by Alexandru Balgiu

A revival is copying a dead guy for some, it is more about historical homage for others. This book is the result of my research on the practice of revival in contemporary type design. The publication presents different essays, a survey with ECAL students, interviews of Ian Party & François Rappo and various found quotes and documentation. What is the difference between a formal copy and a reappropriation? Does a revival necessarily bring something new?

Revival of the fittest picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°13 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°14 by Nolan Paparelli
Revival of the fittest picture n°15 by Nolan Paparelli

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

Editorial design, 2014

This is my personal interpretation of Bruce Mau’s manifesto. Five visuals with five different techniques showcases a selection of the manifesto’s statements. All visuals are edited in the form of folded posters creating a new reading level as an experimental journal. The complete manifesto and an index is inserted in the middle of the publication.

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli

Design by accident 3

Editorial design, 2014
Workshop led by Guy Meldem
(MAXIMAGE) & Angelo Benedetto

This project is the result of a one week workshop with the second year graphic design students at ECAL. We worked on notions of accident and hasard inspired from James Francis O’Brien’s researches. The experiments were done on different steps of offset printing process. More information about the publication on Motto.

Design by accident 3 picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Design by accident 3 picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli

Beautiful Korea

Editorial design, 2014

The main core of this project is the beauty and undeniable greatness of the world’s most reclusive country, North Korea. The book documents various texts and images extracted from the country’s official website. Every image plays with the fine line between true and fake reality, questioning the absurdity of North Korea’s controlled imagery. National hymns in English and Korean are inserted randomly throughout the book.

Beautiful Korea picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Beautiful Korea picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli

Daily Opera

Posters serie, 2014
with Pauline Stauffer
Workshop led by ATLAS studio

We took part in a poster contest organized between Opéra de Lausanne and ECAL. Inspired from the atmosphere of each piece, the photography of Pauline Stauffer performs around concepts of voyeurism, proximity, showing and hiding. The posters show extracts from the pieces’ libretti and are edited as an hybrid form of poster/newspaper page playing with different scales. This proposal was finally not selected.

Daily Opera picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Daily Opera picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Daily Opera picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Daily Opera picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli

Call me Jim

Editorial design, 2014
with Océan Bussard
Workshop led by Nicole Udry

This project is the result of a one week workshop around the theme of “Playtime”. Together with Océan Bussard, we developed a visual language based on the “Coffee & Cigarettes” movie by Jim Jarmusch. We extracted lyrics and screenshots from the movie and worked these elements separately to finally confront them together in a newspaper. Each sheet can be used as a poster as well.

Call me Jim picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Call me Jim picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli

Funk’s powerful

Posters serie, 2014

Each poster shows different type of information about drums, ranging from technical notions to more improvisational language. Inspired from my drummer’s experience and grooves of contemporary funk tracks, the pure typographical visual langage and repetition give strong visual impact.

Funk’s powerful picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Funk’s powerful picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Funk’s powerful picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Funk’s powerful picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Funk’s powerful picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
"ECAL Graphic Design" exhibition view in Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle (MBAL)

INSCAPE magazine

Editorial design, 2014
with Océan Bussard

Anchored in architecture and urbanism, this magazine deals with the hidden side of the city. Together with Océan Bussard, we’ve created a serie of photographical essays about different aspects of our fictional city: communities, buildings, road signs, railway signage and urban nature. All the texts are concentrated in the center of the publication, resulting in an unconventional approach to a magazine’s structure.

INSCAPE magazine picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
INSCAPE magazine picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli

Cahier de Recherches

Booklets serie, 2013–2016

An eclectic selection of research booklets created during my studies. The purpose was only to make my own sketchbook, where I could note, write and draw. Each cover has a different graphic identity and a special attention is paid for materiality.

Cahier de Recherches picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°13 by Nolan Paparelli
Cahier de Recherches picture n°14 by Nolan Paparelli

TAMARA

Visual identity, 2014

Project based on a chapter of “Le città invisibili” book from Italo Calvino. My interpretation of this chapter was inspired by urban density, megacities’ visual pollution and light sign boards. The fixed logo remains abstract and becomes readable when animated with the appareance of two layers of letters. According to this principle, a bespoke desk lamp was also developed in collaboration with industrial designer Leos Llambias.

TAMARA picture n°1 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°2 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°3 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°4 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°5 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°6 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°7 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°8 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°9 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°10 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°11 by Nolan Paparelli
TAMARA picture n°12 by Nolan Paparelli