Parisian République Studio's magical monochrome type-based work for an underground record label

Boasting an impressively wide-ranging portfolio and client list, Paris-based République Studio works on graphic design and art direction projects across logos, brand identities, signage, posters, magazines, books and websites. With a bias toward heavy, impactful typography; the studio proves the power of lettering in visual communication better than most. “Our strength is in versatile and modern design, often inspired by the zeitgeist,” says the studio.

Though the studio has worked with clients including Adidas, AnOther Magazine, record label Because Music and Dior, the work we’re desperate to showcase is that for underground Parisian record label Circus Company. République Studio has worked with the label – its “good friends” – for around a decade. “At the beginning, we were designing sleeves with direct Pantone [colours] etc. because we had quite a lot of budget,” says République Studio creative director Tom Uferas.

“But for a year now, since there is no more budget in the independent music industry, the brief was to design only vinyl labels, in black and white. We ended up designing labels with typefaces only, playing with them. We have a total freedom on what we do and that’s really pleasant.”