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Judith Poirier

Portrait of Judith Poirier
Portrait of Judith Poirier. Photo: Amandine Alessandra.

Judith Poirier (MA Royal College of Art, London) is a professor at the École de Design, Université du Québec à Montréal. Her creative work primarily focuses on experimental typography in the fields of publishing and animation. Combining traditional craftsmanship with a contemporary approach, she examines the visual and auditory rhythm of movable type by directly printing on film using her typographic press.

Her films have been presented in numerous international festivals and some have been awarded: Best Canadian Film by the Canadian Film Institute at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (2013) and Honorable Mention at the Nashville Film Festival (2016). Her publications, also internationally acclaimed, offer new reading experiences by boldly combining traditional printing processes with a contemporary approach. As a professor-researcher, Judith Poirier led the project La chose imprimée (2010-2014), exploring the conceptual potential and physical qualities of the book in the digital age. She co-directs the project Hypercodex: édition et hybridité à l’ère post-numérique, examining the book as a liminal space between the physical and the virtual, focusing on hybridity, programmed randomness, and perpetual change.

[Source: VOX, 2024]

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