Znb Bnssr — Graphic Design
Welcome!
Zineb Benassarou
   +31633503238
   +33660509704
   zineb@benassarou.fr

Work
  • (N)EVER AFTER
  • (N)EVERLASTING
  • Page | Protest
  • Le Jeu du Foulard
  • Hello Nasty
  • Through The Looking Glass And What We Found There
  • The Uncertain Trial
  • Ephemeral Design
  • M(o)onday Is Your Lucky Day, Enjoy It
  • Les Échelons de la Complexité
  • Curiosité Entomologique

About
I am a French graphic designer, based in The Hague (NL). I love printed matter, I know digital media, I care about society. I believe in the ability of design to improve your universe.
I am available for collaborations, commissions and freelance work.
Zineb Benassarou
   +31633503238
   +33660509704
   zineb@benassarou.fr

Work
  • (N)EVER AFTER
  • (N)EVERLASTING
  • Page | Protest
  • Le Jeu du Foulard
  • Hello Nasty
  • Through The Looking Glass And What We Found There
  • The Uncertain Trial
  • Ephemeral Design
  • M(o)onday Is Your Lucky Day, Enjoy It
  • Les Échelons de la Complexité
  • Curiosité Entomologique

About
I am a French graphic designer, based in The Hague (NL). I love printed matter, I know digital media, I care about society. I believe in the ability of design to improve your universe.
I am available for collaborations, commissions and freelance work.
2016
Exhibition: Graduation Festival, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)

2015
Exhibition: Design My Privacy, MOTI, Breda (NL)
Contest: Crypto Design Challenge, MOTI, Breda (NL)
Exhibition: Unmapping The World, Chaumont Graphic Design, Chaumont (FR)
Contest: Unmapping The World, Chaumont Graphic Design, Chaumont (FR) — Second Prize

2014
Exhibition: The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects, Bewaakt en Bewoond, The Hague (NL)
Contest: The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects, Bewaakt en Bewoond, The Hague (NL) — Honorable Mention
Exhibition: Ha-Ha-Hapiness, Depot BG, Amsterdam. (NL)

Education
  • Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
    Graphic Design Bachelor
  • Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts,
    Besançon (FR)
    Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques
    option Communication Visuelle
  • Lycée Charles de Gaulle, Chaumont (FR)
    Brevet de Technicien Supérieur
    option Communication Visuelle

Internships
Thomas Bizzarri & Alain Rodriguez, Paris (FR)
Chaumont Graphic Design with Étienne Hervy, Chaumont (FR)
Rémi Wyart, Paris (FR)


Welcome!
Znb Bnssr — Graphic Design
This is a selection of my works
If you want to see or hear more about it, I would be more than glad to meet you.
Znb Bnssr — Graphic Design
(N)EVER AFTER
2016
This graduation project is a poster installation that argues the value of information and questions the practice of Graphic Design. Is Graphic Design doomed to become as instant as the news has apparently become?

(N)EVER AFTER celebrates the future of the poster as an ephemeral design object but also discusses what is valuable information.

The Public Space: The series of 9 screen- printed A1 posters is glued on a wall of 2,5 X 6,25 meters. The wall is made of 3 parts: standard glueing, light decay (UV- light installation), rain decay (waterfall installation).

The Designer Space: This part includes a computer with access to the digital archive of (N)ever After, the publication that dissects the poster system (each copy being unique) and the physical archive (including all prints of the posters saved in poster tubes and special framed prints).

Photography:
   Roel Backaert
  Index  
This graduation project is a poster installation that argues the value of information and questions the practice of Graphic Design. Is Graphic Design doomed to become as instant as the news has apparently become?

(N)EVER AFTER celebrates the future of the poster as an ephemeral design object but also discusses what is valuable information.

The Public Space: The series of 9 screen- printed A1 posters is glued on a wall of 2,5 X 6,25 meters. The wall is made of 3 parts: standard glueing, light decay (UV- light installation), rain decay (waterfall installation).

The Designer Space: This part includes a computer with access to the digital archive of (N)ever After, the publication (each copy of it is unique) and the physical archive (including all prints of the posters saved in poster tubes and framed special prints).

Photography:
   Roel Backaert
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
(N)EVERLASTING
2015-2016
Thoughts on the idea of a graphic design that would last forever

The Thesis:
Trying to answer the very question “How can I preserve this thesis?”, this research investigates the different ways of saving printed and digital items but also aims to prove the importance of preservation as any “graphically designed” object, created in a specific context, witnesses a certain moment in a certain society.

The envelope contains:
  • The abstract (Full version)
  • One copy of the Limited Edition
  • One copy of the Unlimited Edition (printed out from the digital thesis)
  • One USB stick (with a .pdf, a .txt and a .zip of the digital thesis)

You are strongly recommended to:
  • keep these different versions in various places to ensure their lasting value,
  • make as many copies as you wish and share them with as many people as you can, for the same reason.”

The Digital Thesis:
http://kabk.github.io/govt-theses-16/
  Index  
Thoughts on the idea of a graphic design that would last forever

The Thesis:
Trying to answer the very question “How can I preserve this thesis?”, this research investigates the different ways of saving printed and digital items but also aims to prove the importance of preservation as any “graphically designed” object, created in a specific context, witnesses a certain moment in a certain society.

The envelope contains:
  • The abstract (Full version)
  • One copy of the Limited Edition
  • One copy of the Unlimited Edition (printed out from the digital thesis)
  • One USB stick (with a .pdf, a .text and a .zip of the digital thesis)

You are strongly recommended to:
  • keep these different versions in various places to ensure their lasting value,
  • make as many copies as you wish and share them with as many people as you can, for the same reason.”


The Digital Thesis:
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Page | Protest
2015
A collaboration with Jorick de Quaasteniet

“The Watchlisting Guidance is a document created by the NSA in order to track any potential terrorists. Nevertheless, regarding the way the document is set up, it seems that anyone of us can actually represent the threat of being a potential terrorist and therefore, must be tracked by the security agencies. This document is a proof of the governments’ paranoia and people still don’t know about it.

This cannot last.
Let’s get our privacy back.
Let’s not be potential terrorists anymore.

On June 21, join us for the Watchlisting Guidance protest in The Hague. Together, wearing the Pages, let’s give that unacceptable document a broader audience. Help us uncover the truth.”


Exhibited at Design my Privacy, MOTI, Breda (NL)
Selected for the Crypto Design Challenge, MOTI, Breda (NL)
  Index  
A collaboration with Jorick de Quaasteniet

“The Watchlisting Guidance is a document created by the NSA in order to track any potential terrorists. Nevertheless, regarding the way the document is set up, it seems that anyone of us can actually represent the threat of being a potential terrorist and therefore, must be tracked by the security agencies. This document is a proof of the governments’ paranoia and people still don’t know about it.

This cannot last.
Let’s get our privacy back.
Let’s not be potential terrorists anymore.

On June 21, join us for the Watchlisting Guidance protest in The Hague. Together, wearing the Pages, let’s give that unacceptable document a broader audience. Help us uncover the truth.”


Exhibited at Design my Privacy, MOTI, Breda (NL)
Selected for the Crypto Design Challenge, MOTI, Breda (NL)
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Le Jeu du Foulard
2015
A collaboration with Jean-Marie Fahy

Le Jeu du Foulard is a square scarf, screenprinted, 94x94 cm, and meant to be worn as a hijab. At first sight, the organic pattern seems to be only ornemental but it actually offers a visualization of the areas mainly touched by islamophobic acts in France. The inside reveals a sample of the stories published by the CCIF (Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France). The map grid appearing on both sides of the hijab allows the localisations of each event onto the French territory.
   January 2015 represents a turn in the relation between France and Islam. The terrorist acts committed against the members of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper are the source of an increasingly important stigmatization of Muslims in France. Islamophobia can be defined as the fear or a pejorative perception of Islam, Muslims, and everything in relation.
   Le Jeu du Foulard questions and underlines an invisible border that the French society created and reinforces day after day. We denounce the conflation made up between religion and radicalization.


Exhibited at Unmapping the World, Chaumont Graphic Design, Chaumont (FR) — Second Prize of the Student Contest
“Students! All to Chaumont” during Chaumont Graphic Design festival
  Index  
A collaboration with Jean-Marie Fahy

Le Jeu du Foulard is a square scarf, screenprinted, 94x94 cm, and meant to be worn as a hijab. At first sight, the organic pattern seems to be only ornemental but it actually offers a visualization of the areas mainly touched by islamophobic acts in France. The inside reveals a sample of the stories published by the CCIF (Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France). The map grid appearing on both sides of the hijab allows the localisations of each event onto the French territory.
   January 2015 represents a turn in the relation between France and Islam. The terrorist acts committed against the members of the Charlie Hebdo newspaper are the source of an increasingly important stigmatization of Muslims in France. Islamophobia can be defined as the fear or a pejorative perception of Islam, Muslims, and everything in relation.
   Le Jeu du Foulard questions and underlines an invisible border that the French society created and reinforces day after day. We denounce the conflation made up between religion and radicalization.


Exhibited at Unmapping the World, Chaumont Graphic Design, Chaumont (FR) — Second Prize of the Student Contest
“Students! All to Chaumont” during Chaumont Graphic Design festival
  Index  
Znb Bnssr — Graphic Design
Hello Nasty
2015
Conception of a lettering for the Beastie Boys’ album Hello Nasty (1998).

The lettering is inspired by the very anecdote that gave its name to the album. The album was named after the welcoming message the secretary at Nasty Little Man (Public relations agency) would give everytime she would pick up the phone. Therefore, the design of these sleeves is directly referring to the idea of phone wires.
Later on, the lettering was developped into a script typeface, Nasty Script.

The Video:
https://youtu.be/3FF8VYK1K0E
  Index  
Conception of a lettering for the Beastie Boys’ album Hello Nasty (1998).

The lettering is inspired by the very anecdote that gave its name to the album. The album was named after the welcoming message the secretary at Nasty Little Man (Public relations agency) would give everytime she would pick up the phone. Therefore, the design of these sleeves is directly referring to the idea of phone wires.
Later on, the lettering was developped into a script typeface, Nasty Script.

The Video:
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Through The Looking Glass And What We Found There
2014
The project is a research around the notion of Data Pollution. It confronts the ungraspable aspect of digital data to the actual physical pollution it can be linked to.

The Book:
This book offers on a first side 1 minute of narcissism (DATA), gathering all the pictures posted per second within one minute on Instagram (#Selfie / #Me / #Narcissistic). On the other side is 1 minute of pollution (POLLUTION): information concerning the high tech devices sold per second, data created per second and e-waste caused per second.

The Trailer:
1 minute of Data Pollution,Trailer realized for the Data Pollution Summit, Eindhoven 2015.
  Index  
The project is a research around the notion of Data Pollution. It confronts the ungraspable aspect of digital data to the actual physical pollution it can be linked to.

The Book:
This book offers on a first side 1 minute of narcissism (DATA), gathering all the pictures posted per second within one minute on Instagram (#Selfie / #Me / #Narcissistic). On the other side is 1 minute of pollution (POLLUTION): information concerning the high tech devices sold per second, data created per second and e-waste caused per second.

The Trailer:
1 minute of Data Pollution,Trailer realized for the Data Pollution Summit, Eindhoven 2015.
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
The Uncertain Trial
2014
Realized with Jean-Marie Fahy

The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects:
How do you bring an iceberg to court?

The video was made during the Project week at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, with Susan Schüppli, Roosje Klap and many others. The Uncertain Trial attempts to judge uncertain objects and notions.

The Video:
https://youtu.be/D4UDkf3g-b0


Exhibited at The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects, Bewaakt en Bewoond, The Hague (NL)
Received a Honorable Mention from the jury.
  Index  
Realized with Jean-Marie Fahy

The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects:
How do you bring an iceberg to court?

The video was made during the Project week at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, with Susan Schüppli, Roosje Klap and many others. The Uncertain Trial attempts to judge uncertain objects and notions.

The Video:

Exhibited at The Tribunal For Uncertain Objects, Bewaakt en Bewoond, The Hague (NL)
Received a Honorable Mention from the jury.
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Ephemeral Design
2014
This A1 poster series seeks to interrogate the future of posters and the ephemeral nature of graphic design. Creating a system to go against this ephemerality, the goal is to raise this problem illustrating the metaphore of ephemerality.
The system mainly confront something everlasting in the background (referring to the display space for graphic design matter) and an ephemeral item (graphic design matter itself).
  Index  
This A1 poster series seeks to interrogate the future of posters and the ephemeral nature of graphic design. Creating a system to go against this ephemerality, the goal is to raise this problem illustrating the metaphore of ephemerality.
The system mainly confront something everlasting in the background (referring to the display space for graphic design matter) and an ephemeral item (graphic design matter itself).
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
M(o)onday Is Your Lucky Day, Enjoy It
2014
This tool kit purpose is to give people the opportunity to reach happiness by doing something simple such as copying their butt. With this project you are invited to sit on the big theoretical ideas of happiness.
To moon = to show one’s butt

The User guide:
The guide is a set of 32 A4 sheets onto which are riso printed texts from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It also includes a photocopied A5 booklet that gives instructions on how to use the kit.

Exhibited at Ha-Ha-Hapiness, Depot BG, Amsterdam (NL)
  Index  
This tool kit purpose is to give people the opportunity to reach happiness by doing something simple such as copying their butt. With this project you are invited to sit on the big theoretical ideas of happiness.
To moon = to show one’s butt

The User guide:
The guide is a set of 32 A4 sheets onto which are riso printed texts from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It also includes a photocopied A5 booklet that gives instructions on how to use the kit.

Exhibited at Ha-Ha-Hapiness, Depot BG, Amsterdam (NL)
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Les Échelons de la Complexité
2013
The book is a corpus of images of 104 pages focusing on the notion of fundament and evolution. The book is divided into 4 parts: the infinitely small and the infinitely large, nature and construction, anatomy and surgery, publication and conservation.
  Index  
The book is a corpus of images of 104 pages focusing on the notion of fundament and evolution. The book is divided into 4 parts: the infinitely small and the infinitely large, nature and construction, anatomy and surgery, publication and conservation.
  Index  
Znb Bnssr - Graphic Design
Curiosité Entomologique
2013
Designed with Office for Art & Girls

In this book are linked (via technical, concepts and references) objects made for my third year diploma project at ISBA, Besançon (FR) and different works that fueled this project during this year.
  Index  
Designed with Office for Art & Girls

In this book are linked (via technical, concepts and references) objects made for my third year diploma project at ISBA, Besançon (FR) and different works that fueled this project during this year.
  Index