Well, this time I remembered small group of people who is really worthy the attention. Under the synthetic name of Pleix which doesn’t mean anything, these people cover very large area of so-called media: from 2D, 3D graphic to the cinematography and music. You would think that it is some huge design company, but everything is much easier.
After this video clip, you probably are not indifferent. Either you liked it or you didn’t understand what did just happen, but the special feeling is already dominating you. This is magic of Pleix.
But who are they? It is rather small group of 7 people residing in Paris: Genevieve Gaukler (graphic art director) Jean-Philippe Deslandes (music) /Erwin Charrier (3D) /Olivier Lipski (graphic) /Michel Metenier (3D) /Eric Augier (effects) /Laetitia Rouxel (consultant).
In 2001, prior to the founding of Pleix, most members belonged to “Kuntzel&Deygas” and were well known to each other which contributed a great deal to their creative work. The name Pleix, as I have noted before, has no real meaning. Members themselves explain it in somewhat “designer” terms – they liked graphic look of letters in the word. Thought it could be one of those situations where some joke becomes name and then there is no way back. But in this case it turned out OK (just as with Kodak). In the end, the people established the name, not vice versa.
Main reason behind the success of Pleix is, as it is in any other group, that every member does something that he really is passionate about. Each person with his or hers talent compliments each other rather than compete. The main theme of Pleix, if you haven’t noticed yet, is critiquing and making fun of consumer driven culture. Almost all works are filled with postmodernism.
After this introduction, I encourage you to visit simple, but really valuable Pleix page and to extend acquaintance with them.