Studio Purple Paw is a graphic design team made up of two graphic designers, activists and visual artists Julie and Léa.
Léa oscillates between visual arts, writing and engaged design pratice. Graduated from the Graphic Pratice and Sculpture master of erg, in Bruxelles, after studying Graphic Design in Fine-Arts School of Lyon, Léa is in charge of the journal La Brèche since 2019. She is part of the collective project of publication We-Sow since 2016 and co-founded the association in 2021. She takes part of Biennal of Mulhouse 019. She also performed and staged reading from her novel "Harnachement" at Synesthésie ¬ MMAINTENANT in Paris as part of CAVE CLUB lead by Roxane Maillet and at Kanal - Centre Pompidou in Brussels. Passionate in local and ancestral knowledge of plants medicinal uses, she is graduated as an official Herbalist.
Julie is an millenial artist, graphic designer and multi-tools activist. She studied graphic design and free typogaphy at erg, Brussels between 2014 and 2017 and she finissed by master in Information Design at Design Academy in Eindhoven, with presenting the — memory thesis and digital art — project cyborgfeminist Techno-Venus. This project was later presented in digital installation and 3D. Julie's pratice is as much in digital 3D spaces as in the Unicode board. Through the typography project with the collective Bye Bye Binary, struggling for the writing revolution of french language. Julie is also a mechanic to intensify her manual activities and to shake the old bike world force of habit.
Based in Brussels, where we met, our collaboration grows on our synergies and because of our strong bond to Brussels' cultural and associative scenes. We create communication both prints and digital and we prioritize working with activists, collaborative and cultural structures. Our practice is deeply daring, peculiar and inclusive.
We worked with them…
Isabelle Wery (BE) Artist, actress & writer
Maison Arc-En-Ciel du Brabant Wallon (BE) LGBTQI+ Associative Cupola
L'Accroche ASLB (BE) Cultural & Associative Place
Constant (BE) Critical Digital Arts Galerie
Les Équinoxes Festival (BE) Inclusive & Feminist festival féministes in Brussels
Emma Cogné (FR) Textile Designer
Épicentre (BE) Inclusive Health Care Center
Cinéma Nova (BE) Long term collaboration on the printed programm.
Bru•X•elles Festival (BE) Feminist festival by Beats'n'Roots
Florence Cheval (BE) Writing as curating, Username : Apophany
Asbl Cinema Nova (BE) Long term collaboration on the printed programm
Rainbow House Brussels (BE) L-Festival
Centre du Théâtre Action (BE) Revue impACT
Gogbot (NL) Digital Art Festival
Éric Angenot (BE), Post Industrial Animism
Aldeia do Amanhã (P), eco-village
Gogbot (NL) Digital Art Festival
The New current (NL) Young talented artist exhibition
Déchainé.es (BE) Performative and activist group of public space appropriation
Tecart (NL) Digital Art Festival
T’Verzet bikeshop (NL)
La Brèche (BE) Anti-prison journal of the Genepi Belgique
Future Farmers (USA/BE) Activists, searchers, artists collective
Misssouri (BE) Super School - Novel, The Reader - Independant movie
Rain - Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker (BE)
Théâtre National de la Monnaie (BE) Orphée et Eurydice - Romeo Castelluci
We collaborated with them...
2021 We Sow, Paul Faure & Marion Cachon, graphic design collective, publicist and association (Rennes, Caen, Bruxelles)
2017 Aron Kullander-Östling, graphic designer (assistant) (SWE)
2016 Raquel Quevedo, visual artist and graphic designer (intership) (ES)
2016 La Villa Hermosa [Lionel Maes et Pierre-Philippe Duchâtelet] (intership) (BE)
2013 Galerie Huit à Arles (intership) (FR)
Workshops we runned…
2022 (Léa) Never Force The Back, Le Lac (BE) Text incarnation
2021 (Julie, Bye Bye Binary) ENSBA Lyon (FR) Workshop/study days about gender and typography
2020 (Léa, We-Sow) LES COMMUNS, Le Signe - Centre National du Graphisme (FR), We-Sow & Atelier Téméraire
2019 (Léa, We-Sow) Editorial week with master student of erg (BE)