We chose to publish a UPO (Unidentified Paper Object) on Marion Bataille’s project “Writing one’s name” because we believe she offers alternative tools to complete the learning of reading and writing. Marion gives a second chance to every kid. What is so beautiful and moving in the black-white-red letters they create is their effort to keep the letter recognizable, the difficulty of the gesture, the ardor that has been put in it, it’s the daring and the inventiveness, it’s the immense beauty of clumsiness, it’s the clumsiness of dignity.
UPO (Unidentified Paper Object) is an occasional and bilingual printed matter (FR/EN) published by Éditions Non Standard. UPO is aimed at emphasizing a non-standard project from an “undiscovered” artist. To wrap this artistic project, Elodie Boyer chooses one or several authors to write a specific text and Rejane Dal Bello creates a unique graphic design. As a result, UPO is hopefully a moving, shaking, an experimental and unexpected meeting place. UPO format remains the same but paper(s), printing technique(s), binding vary from one issue to another.