ça ira!

is a berlin-based graphic design studio that develops visual communication tools in the context of political, social, cultural and educational projects. Its approach and practice is based on close collaboration with various individuals or groups (journalists, activists, movie makers, artists, sociologists, designers, coders, printers, institutions, …). The studio production emphasizes creating « spaces » of interaction and dialogue over the ornamentation of discourses.

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LAUSITZER STRASSE 10
Ça ira! is located in Berlin Kreuzberg, in a « collective » working space that is shared with video makers, photographers, sound engineers, graphic designers, illustrators, journalists, projects managers … More than just space sharing, the different projects often work in a close collaboration.

IMAGE-SHIFT
Pierre Maite and Sandy Kaltenborn co-led the graphic design studio « image-shift » until 2012. After eight years as a joint undertaking, they decided to follow different paths. While Sandy continues the studio he started in 1999, Pierre established « Ça ira! » in May 2013. This website shows a sample of projects from 2004 to 2012, all of which were made by Pierre Maite and Sandy Kaltenborn as « image-shift ».

IMAGE CREDITS
All images and photos if not mentioned by Pierre Maite.

PRICES AND RECOGNITIONS
2016: 100 Beste Plakate - Poster Series “Beyond Welcome“
2011: 100 Beste Plakate - Poster Series “Nothing is working properly here“
2011: Einheitspreis - Website “Learning from history”
2009: Chaumont Poster Festival Selection - Poster series “iStrike”
2008: Die schönste Deutschen Bücher - “G8 - The interpretation of the world“
2008: 100 Beste Plakate, Poster Series “Take back your life!“

WEBSITE
Coding: Erik Stein
Font: DIN Next



DEUTSCH
Ça ira! ist ein Grafik-Design Studio mit Sitz in Berlin, welches visuelle Kommunikationswerkzeuge im Kontext von politischen, sozialen, kulturellen und Bildungs-Projekten entwickelt. Ça ira!‘s Zugang und Praxis basieren auf der engen Zusammenarbeit mit Einzelpersonen und Gruppen (Journalist_innen, Aktivist_innen, Filmemacher_innen, Künstler_innen, Designer_innen, Kodierer_innen, Drucker_innen, Institutionen…). Das Studio legt eher Wert auf das Erschaffen von « Räumen » der Interaktion und des Dialogs als auf das bloße Ausschmücken von Diskursen.



FRANÇAIS
Ça ira! est un studio de graphisme situé à berlin qui développe des outils de communication pour des projets politiques, sociaux, culturels et/ou éducatifs. Son approche et sa pratique sont basées sur la collaboration avec différents acteurs (jounalistes, activistes, cinéastes, artistes, sociologues, designers, programmeurs, imprimeurs, institutions, …) La production du studio tend plus à créer des espaces d’interaction et de dialogue qu’à l’ornementation des discours.