Amandine Alessandra: News & Projects / Portfolio

  1. Wise Monkey / Dance Drawing

    A series of drawings slowly danced through 30 seconds exposure.

  2. New work: Dance with me

    26 choreographic micro-pieces


    More here.

  3. Clerkenwell Design Week 2011: Stop Motion Typography workshop

    amandine_alessandraTypographic performance at Liverpool Street Station (18:00:00 – 19:00:00)

    For Clerkenwell Design Week 2011 DesignMarketo is setting up at the Farmiloe Building on St John Street in collaboration with the Barbican Art Centre. I will be giving a (free) workshop based on stop motion and typography, using the iconic building space as a grid to produce a human typeface.
    Wednesday 25.05.11 from 2-4pm

    Also: do not miss Alexandre Bettler‘s workshop on mobile typography:
    Thursday 26.05.11 from 5-pm

    24-26 May 2011
    34, St John Street, London
    EC1M 4AY

  4. New collection: In Rainbow Veritas


    Cutlery Use Dev Org, tablecloth Amandine Alessandra during A Dinner with DesignMarketo at the Barbican Gallery.



    In Rainbow Veritas is a new edition of In vino Veritas, a plain white bistrot tablecloth that reveals its pattern as wine, blueberry juice, curry sauce or tea is spilled on it, diverting the attention away from an awkward situation, as an irregular pattern of flowers blossoms in the stain.
    The new collection was recently launched in London at the dinner hosted by DesignMarketo
    at the Barbican Gallery.

    A limited series, hand printed in East London by All Cats Are Grey and sold on DesignMarketo.

  5. Emerge


    I was also part of the 2010 edition of the Emerge show during London Design Week.
    During the opening, guests were invited to pose as human letterforms/numbers
    and were given a polaroid of their mini-performance (instant typography deserves
    instant photography, doesn’t it?).

  6. Deluxe Roudoudou

    Roudoudou is the name French kids give to a sort of red hard candy cast in a sea shell.


    Deluxe Roudoudou is a silver and coffee lollipop specially commissioned by DesignMarketo for the Coffee & Friends edition of FoodMarketo during the London Design Festival 2010. It combines the idea of a cheap sweet with the English idiom “born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth.”

    Like Super Natural, FoodMarketo was in the Brompton Design District, one of several such districts in the festival. A joint effort by Apartamento magazine and Design Marketo, a company that allows young designers to get their products (from greeting cards to tables) to a wider audience, this engagingly ad-hoc basement installation, designed by Max Lamb and Lars Frideen, was half cafe (selling coffee from Coleman Coffee Roasters) and half pop-up shop. The cafe furniture was for sale, as were objects like the irresistible lollipops flavored with coffee and tea that were cast in silver spoons by Amandine Alessandra.

    Pilar Viladas, NY TIMES, T Magazine, September 2010, link here

  7. Light type


  8. WOW!


    Fitzrovia becoming Noho Square.


    Fitzrovia then, now and to be.

    This research aims at questionning/pointing out temporary hidden empty spaces,
    caught in between what’s gone and what is to come.
    This series of installation takes place in building sites in the changing urban landscape.
    High wooden fences are hiding buildings being demolished or raised, leaving us with the feeling that a tower can appear or disappear in a night, as the whole process is hidden from us, while the result appears effortless in its (fake) instantaneity.
    Tested visual solution: temporary hi-vi typographic installations

  9. WOW!



  10. WOW!


    Personal annotations/comments in the landscape, post-it-like.