About us

Studio Purple Paw is a graphic design team made up of two graphic designers, activists and visual artists Julie and Léa.

Based in Brussels, where we met.

Visual artist, writer and engaged designer, Léa is in charge of editorial design at La Brèche magazine since 2019. She is part of the collective project of publication We-Sow since 2016 and co-founded the association in 2021. She collaborates to pirate editorial projects and takes part into several independant publishing houses. She graduated as an herbalist in 2021.

Julie is an millenial artist, graphic designer and multi-tool activist. She studied graphic design and free typography at Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels and at Design Academy in Eindhoven for her masters. Within the collective Bye Bye Binary, she fights with glyph design for new ways to write and think the franch language. Julie is also a bike mecanic to fulfill her fixing-things curiosity and to shake the bike world's old habits off.

…ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ Webdesign and developpment, personalized advice towards low carbon emission solutions…

ヘ( ̄ー ̄)ノ Art direction and consultance around sustainable communication & prints, photoshooting and moodboard creation…

ʕっ•ᴥ•ʔっ Glyph design, logotype, creation, rebranding and also editorial layout…

We create communication both prints and digital and we prioritize working with non-profit, collaborative and cultural structures.

Our practice is deeply daring, peculiar and inclusive.

Font credits on this website :
VG5000 Regular drawn by Justin Bihan, Cordata_PPC-21 and IBM_12x20 by The Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack (v2.2), Years by Vladimir Nikolic and AngloSaxon 8th by Peter S. Baker

We worked with them…

2023

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

2022

Épicentre (BE) Inclusive Healthcare 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

2021

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

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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…

2023 (Léa, We-Sow) LIVRE D'ARTISTE, Intervention at l'Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, invited by Chloë Leliège

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)