Portraits de Villes: Paris - Ryze Project

Portraits de Villes: Paris


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Portraits de Villes is a collection of books published by be-poles in France. A guest artist is given carte blanche to illustrate the city of their choice which we through a unique journey, guided by the singular eye who has been chosen for the richness and sensibility of their vocabulary. These beautiful notebooks make great gifts for the designer, architect or wanderlust.  French Artist Patrick Messina explains “Every time I come back to Paris, I rejoice at the idea of ​​taking back my Vespa. I love to ride on the docks, take the tunnels, get ready monuments ... I fixed a 4X5 [space] on my scooter. I shoot while driving or at the red light. One photo at a time. I stop to change the movie plan. Every photo is precious because complicated to implement. "

Made in France


  • Size 5.1 x 8.3 in

Handmade by BE-POLES


In 2007, the French design studio be-poles created an editorial department and collection of travel notebooks called Portraits de Villes. The beginning of a long voyage. Adhering to its own typographic culture which combines elegance and simplicity, equilibrium and homothety, precisions in details and proportions, be-polesis adding its contributions to the book of photography. Each book has a guest artist who is given carte blanche to illustrate the city of his/her choice. The book editing follows strict artistic requirements in terms of both content and form: from the cover colors to the format, paper, blank space, typeface and finish, every detail has been thought through to provide the best possible setting for the pictures and its story. A perfect gift for the artist, designer, photographer and traveler in all of us.

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