French Touch at the Arts Décoratifs
Opening today, this exhibition traces the link between graphic design and the “French touch” electro music scene during the 90s and early naughties. Made famous by bands like Air, Daft Punk and Cassius, the movement saw independent artists creating a strong visual identity, going against the pressure of major labels and the constraints of modern branding. Graphic designers, record labels and musicians forged strong creative bonds: H5 with the Solid and Pamplemousse labels; Restez Vivants ! with Artefact then with Yellow Production; Tom Kan with Pro-Zak Trax; M/M with the group The Micronauts; Serge Nicolas with Benjamin Diamond; Sylvia Tournerie with Bosco; and Alex Courtès with Cassius. Accompanying the exhibition is a gig program on some Thursdays, 6-9pm, starting this week with Remote (Kill the DJ). And check the exhibition’s offical Deezer radio here. (PS, get reduced price entry to the H5 exhibition at La Gaîté Lyrique on presentation of your ticket to French Touch).
Until 30 April 2013. 11am-6pm (9pm Thu). Closed Mon. 9.50€/ 8€
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 1st. M° Palais-Royal. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/