Tuesday, May 15, 2007
François Berthoud was born in Switzerland; he attended art school in Lausanne where he graduated in graphic design. He then moved to Milan to work for Conde Nast Italy. Since the mid 80’s he started his own activity, developing his highly recognizable mark and distinguishing himself by his ability to unite the language of graphic and painting. His early work has been largely published by “ VANITY” directed by Anna Piaggi. His high-impact images have been seen in magazines such as Numero, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Mixte, V magazine, Amica, Uomo Vogue, Vogue Italy, Vogue Nippon, Visionaire.
He has collaborated with advertising clients such as Givenchy, Malo, Costume National, Bruno Magli, Hermes, Selfridges, Incotex, Myla, Tiffany’s, Capucci, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Agnona, Galerie Lafayette, Max Mara, Shiseido, The Ginza, Synchro Crossings, The Gap, Alessi.
His work has been exhibited worldwide in solo and group shows and has been published in many reference books.
Published books include:
· FRANCOIS BERTHOUD - FACSIMILE Edition Dino Simonett - 2000 With an essay by Holly Brubach
· VISIONAIRE 33 TOUCH 2000
· FASHION ILLUSTRATION NOW (AAVV) Thames & Hudson
Personal exhibitions include: · Unified Messages: Camerawork Gallery, Berlin (2002) Catalogue, "Unified Messages", Steidl · Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano (1998) · Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, Munich (1997) Catalogue
Group exhibitions include: · Dreaming in Print: A Decade of Visionaire FIT, New York (2001) · Fashion Illustration Now Mayor Gallery, London (2000) · Addressing the Century Hayward Gallery, London (1998)