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GRAPHO_MAT

Who's who / 23 Apr 2015 / RDW team
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT 2017 // Screenprinting
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Stationary
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Romanian Constitution
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // REVIVAL EXHIBITION
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // MARBLED PAPER
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // MARBLED PAPER
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // MARBLED SKETCHBOOKS
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // SCREEN PRINTED SCARVES
  • GRAPHO_MAT2016 // SCREEN PRINTED SCARVES
  • GRAPHO_MATAdrian Mihaiu
  • GRAPHO_MATAdrian Mihaiu
  • GRAPHO_MATAdrian Mihaiu
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HISTORY
GRAPHO_MAT is an experimental design and bookbinding studio for limited edition books. They started the studio from love for design, bookbinding, typography and print, promoting the unity between texture and technique.

SPECIFIC
Their portfolio is equally diverse, encompassing work for a variety of clients both large and small – from business to cultural, non-profit and independent projects.

ROMANIAN DESIGN WEEK APPEARANCES
2017 // Screenprinting
In the screen printing studio, Mihai Popescu creates geometric patterns, plays with forms, sizes, contexts, observing how graphic elements react when they are applied on a soft and mobile surface. This project is called”space invaders”- invasion and attack, an abstract pattern screen printed manually on natural fabric tops (viscose+cotton).

2017 // Stationary 
In the stationary side of their studio the team`s members cut, stick, build, sew, pack products like lamps, clothes, wine bottles or shoes for different brands. They like experimenting with paper and exploring new ways to combine materiality and texture. The business card is also a challenge to which they reply by screen printing it, getting a rough and tactile print. The manual bookbinding remain their first love and their most recent product is the black sketchbook. 

2017 // Romanian Constitution 
Romanian Constitution is a project initiated by FunkyCitizens and graphically arranged by Grapho_mat. This book needed a new look and so they decided to use a clear layout and soft colors printed carefully by DexterPrint on a special paper.  

2017 // Ateliere SD (Street Delivery)
SD Workshops (Street Delivery) album started as an urban collaborative project between Grapho_mat studio and Atelierul de Grafica, at Ciprian`s Isac initiative. A project done in one week (concept, photos, texts, layout, print, binding), the team`s members visited 12 workshops from Bucharest where they took pictures to illustrate their activity. The texts were written by Calin Torsan in his funny way and that`s the reason why they are so in your face. The binding was made in the street after Fabrik printed carefully the special papers.
A project nominated at Cele mai frumoase carti 2016.

2016 // REVIVAL EXHIBITION 
Visual identity for Dorina Horătău (textile designer) personal exhibition, REVIVAL @ Casa Ion Mincu, Bucharest, 2014. After long talks with the artist, it was decided to use the letter R as the  exhibition central element, an R that became ornamental, a mix between tradition and contemporanity. Based on the new identity they developed a series of folders describing the event, next to the invitation, outdoor banner, online and print poster and the whole event packaging.

2016 // MARBLED PAPER. MARBLED SKETCHBOOKS
A project that brings to life the marbled paper of 1800. Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. The patterns are the result of color floated a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface, such as paper or fabric. The printed paper is then used as a writing surface for calligraphy, and especially book covers and endpapers in bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is a unique monotype.

2016 // SCREEN PRINTED SCARVES
Working with fabric, both aim and challenge were for each team member to relay their graphic style onto textiles through screen printing. The focus was thus set on pattern design and how graphic elements look, feel and behave when applied to a soft, moving surface, as opposed to hard paper or print. The result is a series of patterns, designed to be multipliable and appliable to more than one textile surface. The showcase for this project is the series of screen printed scarves, whereas the patterns are intended for future use such as drapes, home textiles, furniture fabric, fashion and so on.

2015 // GRAPHO_SKETCH_TYPE
GRAPHO_SKETCH_TYPE is a series of 10 sketchbooks with engraved and printed covers, containing the most popular typographers letters. These sketchbooks are hand sewn and binded. The paper used is Olin Rough Cream 100g, perfect for pen, style or liner writing.