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Intrus Sympathiques - Bernard Chadebec

Graphic designer Bernard Chadebec was an employee of the INRS (National Research and Safety Institute) throughout his professional life, between 1965–2005. At this French organisation for the prevention of occupational accidents, he realised more than 300 powerful coloured posters. Published in conjunction with the first monographic exhibition of Chadebec’s work at the Écomusée Creusot Montceau, the book includes an engaging essay by Camille Pageard detailing the history of accident awareness and prevention in the workplace, as well as the changing modes of discourse surrounding how safety messages are delivered, and why Chadebec is unique in this respect.

The concept and design for Intrus Sympathiques was developed by students of the HfG Karlsruhe (Tatjana Stürmer, Sascia Reibel, Phil Zumbruch, Simon Knebl), in close collaboration with Olivier Lebrun and Urs Lehni. The book consists of full color reproductions of Chadebec's posters, folded and bound in— creating interesting juxtapositions of type and form —followed by texts and single color reproductions.

  • Otabind
  • Folded and bound in posters 
  • Special wrap


  • Winner of the award 'The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016'
  • Winner of the bronze medal in the competition 'Best Book Design from all over the World' (Stiftung Buchkunst Leipzig)
Customer: Rollo Press
Year of publication: 2016
Category: Art, Design