Le Méga Grand Bordeaux – votre ville en 2050 is a new graphic novel published by Editions Deux Degrés. It tells the story of Gilles, local civil servant, who will have the burden of turning Bordeaux and its surroundings in a paradise for the greatest number. But his path will be full of pitfalls. Will Gilles manage to obtain the validation of a superior administrative note? Will Gilles find the ideal place to live? Will Gilles meet the love?
This book also tells several ways of living around a city, and describes life choices which are more or less wise…
I notably draw my inspiration from the work of Joseph Le Callenec, who was graphic designer and publicist for the game “Mille Bornes”. My idea was that it should call to mind the concept of journeys and adventures.
To boost the book and the story, as well as depicting the grandiosity of such big urbanism project, I used condensed caps from Knockout and amplified its volume by adding a custom three-dimensional drop shadow effect. For the adventures, I worked in particular with Roger Excoffon’s Antique Olive which was used in the game “Mille Bornes”.
Illustrations by Gabriel Bord and Mathieu Zimmer, who also provided a custom typeface named Vaguement. See more images on Behance.