Jean-Benoit Lévy is a visual communicator who has been active since 1983 in Switzerland after his studies at the Basel Kunstgewerbeschule with teachers such as Armin Hofmann, Max Schmidt, Wolfgang Weingart, and André Gürtler. In 1988 he opened his "Studio AND" in Basel, where he art directed a flexible team and accessed multi-disciplinary works. From street posters to book design, from postage stamp to coin design, from logo to corporate identities (IWB, Amnesty International Switzerland, Pro Helvetia), for private clients or for personal projects (Handbook, H-and-S ) his work has been awarded in international competitions and published in books and magazines.
Since 1991 Jean-Benoit has taught regularly and gave lectures about his work in various schools in Europe, Japan and the United States. He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since 1998.
In 2005 Jean-Benoit closed his studio in Basel to concentrate on his career in San Francisco. H-and-S is a compedium of over 200 signs translated visually into a font.
[Jean-Benoit Lévy, June 2011]