Collectif La Valise : BLAZERS / BLASONS
During the exhibition BOOK SALOON, hosted by Made in Town during the Salon du Livre in Paris, SpMillot designed around an emblem that will be part of the fourth collection edited by Blazers/Blasons.
La Valise was founded in 1997 by artists Samia Oussadit and Pascal Leroux. This collective multiplies collaborations and produces multidisciplinary artistic projects.
In 2016, La Valise created the Blazers/Blasons project, inviting artists annually to create their own emblem, a conceptual image of their artistic identity. It is then produced in mechanical embroidery and in a limited edition. Each badge is added to the collection, which is then compiled into an experimental and valuable book. Hand-bound by Amélie Doussot, an art bookbinder and restorer of ancient books, these volumes take the form of bestiaries and bring together the creative process behind each emblem.
Historically, the influence of Troyes on the knitwear industry began in the 1820s, reaching its peak in the mid-twentieth century. Many knitters have given birth to famous French brands such as Lacoste, Petit Bateau and Dim. Although for several decades there has been a strong delocalization of the local knitting industry, many companies still remain, including Chanteclair. On the occasion of this presentation of MOY t-shirts with Made In Town, we spoke with Yannick Chanteclair, founder and CEO of the knitting company Chanteclair, based in Troyes since 1973.
Made in Town and Épure Editions invite you to the presentation of L’Excès, 10 façons de le préparer [The Excess, 10 Ways of Preparing It] by Emmanuel Giraud. A pamphlet rebutting our culture of ambient hygienism, the book defends and illustrates excess at the table: recipes based on immoderation, ostentatious wastefulness and provocations of all sorts.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of four short videos shot in the heart of the company's workshops.