Pierre Bernard

Graphic Designer / France / L’Atelier de Création Graphique

(1942–2015) Born in Paris in 1942, Pierre Bernard studied graphic design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. He studied poster art in Warsaw with Henryk Tomaszewski and went on to obtain his master's degree from the Institut de l’Environment in Paris in 1971.

Pierre Bernard founded Grapus in 1970 with two graphic designer friends, Gérard Paris-Clavel and François Miehe, who were joined by Alex Jordan and Jean-Paul Bachollet in 1976. Twenty years later, in 1990, Grapus ceased its activities. That same year, the group was awarded the French Grand Prix National des Arts Graphiques.

Bernard then founded the Atelier de Création Graphique and designed, among other projects, the visual identities of the Louvre Museum and the French National Parks. From 2001 until 2008 the Atelier designed posters and communications material for the Pompidou Center.

An AGI member since 1987, Pierre Bernard taught graphic design at ENSAD until 2007. He was awarded the 2006 Erasmus Prize for his work in the area of "design for the public domain.”

Also see “The Library of Philip B Meggs and Libby Phillips Meggs” (book no. 11).

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