Welcome to Filippo Gander's Distillerie Grafiche.
We are a lovely company that distills graphic design from the hearth of the Swiss Westlands.
Our cellar of malted casks spans to:
(*) These projects have been developed as a part of my job for the company SCIPROM, based in Lausanne.
Welcome to Filippo Gander's Distillerie Grafiche. We are a lovely company that distills graphic design from the hearth of the Swiss Westlands.
This is Distillerie Grafiche
Graphic design and multimedia communication, full-bodied and judiciously peated. We will distill your full graphic identity, from your tiny pretty logo to the annoying advertisement PVC banner you'll need in this weak economy.

Websites, videos, photography, music editing, eating disorders, graphic design, Ponzi schemes: that's everything we like.

This is Filippo Gander
Born and raised by the right combination of sun and exhaust fumes Southern Ticino offers most of the year, he moved to Lausanne for a degree in Social Sciences almost 20 years ago.

But a Master Degree in social sciences doesn't give you a job. A hidden passion for creative stuff and the playful trajectories of life generated the odd combination that – after many year of practice and ethical struggling – allowed him to call himself a graphic designer.
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This is Distillerie Grafiche
Graphic design and multimedia communication, full-bodied and judiciously peated. We will distill your full graphic identity, from your tiny pretty logo to the annoying advertisement PVC banner you'll need in this weak economy.

Websites, videos, photography, music editing, eating disorders, graphic design, Ponzi schemes: that's everything we like.

This is Filippo Gander
Born and raised by the right combination of sun and exhaust fumes Southern Ticino offers most of the year, he moved to Lausanne for a degree in Social Sciences almost 20 years ago.

But a Master Degree in social sciences doesn't give you a job. A hidden passion for creative stuff and the playful trajectories of life generated the odd combination that – after many year of practice and ethical struggling – allowed him to call himself a graphic designer.
RHAPSODY Final Videos
Batch
H2020 Project
Casks specification
2021
Year
Snapshot
Video
Speficitation
We've been getting more serious about scientific videos lately, and it's been a lot of fun and hassle. For the end of the RHAPSODY project we were asked to produced two videos, one featuring a mix of "real people" footage and animation, and a shorter one just with animations.

So we took out BlackMagic camera for a spin and set up a small recording studio at SCIPROM office in St-Sulpice, then spend quite a few time with editing and animating.
Brutte Persone al supermercato
Batch
Progetto personale
Casks specification
2019
Year
Snapshot
Infografica
Speficitation
Adoro i supermercato. Ecco, l'ho detto. Mi si giudichi pure, se lo si ritiene opportuno. Sono luoghi affascinanti dove il piccolo sociologo che risiede in ognuno di noi può trovare pane per i suoi denti, e analizzare senza sosta comportamenti, tipologie di persone, rapporti interpersonali e chi più ne ha, più ne metta.

Come ogni luogo perfetto, anche il supermercato ha le sue pecore nere. Individui che tendono a fare salire il nervoso più di altre. Questa infografica è dedicata a loro.
Per essendo per il momento un pezzo unico, si spera che "Brutte Persone" possa trovare il giusto spazio, diventando una collana atta a celebrare il passivo-aggressivo (mal)celato in ognuno di noi.

La versione ad alta risoluzione per gli amanti della lettura si trova qui.
When the music is over...
Batch
Personal project
Casks specification
Website
2018
Year
Snapshot
A series of project, still growing, based on music I like.
Speficitation
È probabilmente già successo anche a voi: ci sono parti di canzoni che contano più del resto. Non ci dev'essere una ragione particolare, non sono per forza più significative. Vi rimangono in testa più del resto.
Il verso finale di "when the music is over" dei Doors mi girava in testa in modo insistente, mi è venuta l'idea di rappresentare in modo più o meno diretto quella frase. Mentre cercavo di realizzare qualcosa avevo musica in cuffia. E arrivarono a loro volta i Velvet Underground. E così via.

Alla fine è diventato una sorta di gioco: una frase non per forza rappresentativa della canzone, e un elemento grafico che ne rappresenti un altro aspetto. A voi indovinare di che canzone si tratta.
BABYLONIA 3-2017
Batch
Periodic publication
Casks specification
Website
2018
Year
Snapshot
Illustration for the cover of the 3-2017 issue
Speficitation
Babylonia è una rivista per l'insegnamento delle lingue, con testi in 4 lingue e basata in Ticino.

Per il terzo numero del 2017, dal titolo "Canzoni, musica e lingue", ci siamo occupati dell'illustrazione della copertina.

Siamo partiti dall'impaginazione usuale della rivista, che prevede l'indirizzo tematico del numero in alto a destra inserito in un cerchio, solo in parte visibile. Il cerchio è diventata l'etichetta di un grande vinile che occupa tutta la copertina, e l'indirizzo tematico del numero la lista delle tracce del disco.
Ludothèque Pinocchio
Batch
Ludothèque, Lausanne
Casks specification
2017—
Year
Snapshot
Visual Identity and website design
Speficitation
La Ludothèque Pinocchio c'est la plus grande ludothèque de la Ville de Lausanne, qui fonctionne grâce au travail volontaire depuis 1975.

On y va assez souvent pour trouver des jeux sympas pour nos petits distillateurs, et on a bien voulu faire parti de cet effort de volontariat, en s'occupant de l'identité visuelle qui nécessitait un travail de modernisation.

On a donc développé un icône qui représente de façon plus contemporaine et moin "infantile" Pinocchio, tout en restant très amical et joueur.

On a aussi crée une maquette pour le site qui n'est pas encore visible en ligne, mais le sera bientôt.
Bonseyes
Batch
H2020 Project
Casks specification
2017—
Year
Snapshot
Full visual identity, website design and development, flyer, poster, video editing.
Speficitation
Bonseyes is an interaction European project funded under the European Commission Seventh Framework programme.

As the project itself says: "Bonseyes is an open and expandable AI platform. It will transform AI development from a cloud centric model, dominated by large internet companies, to an edge device centric model through a marketplace and an open AI platform."

The Bonseyes logo revolves around the icon which represent a "high tech" bonsai tree where the bushy part is replaced by an "electronic" brain, representing the Artificial Intelligence part of the project.
To present the Bonseyes project at conferences a an A5 flyer has been developed. The flyers contained basic information regarding the project and its partners and showcases several illustrations we developed.
The main illustration (also featured on the website) is an allegory of the artificial intelligence marketplace (the key element of the project) where androids freely exchange algorithms and data, as opposed to big monolythical corporations, which function as a closed circuit behind their big walls.
Our first exploration for the illustration was very detailed and playfully looking. We decided to simplify it by taking the focus far away and trying to give more accent to the difference between the "open" marketplace and the "closed" big corporations.
Pas au nom du Tessin!
Batch
Political website
Casks specification
2016
Year
Snapshot
Website design and development, illustrations
Speficitation
In 2016, the Swiss electors had to choose if they want to dig a second road tunnel through the Gotthard massive, to ease traffic jams on the north-south axis across Europe.

In the same year, the longest railroad tunnel in the whole World was opened: the Gotthard basis tunnel – with its 57.1km — made crossing the Alps by train almost an hour shorter. One of its main goal was to transfer part of the traffic form the road to the rail.

That's why some Swiss were opposed to this project and succeeded in forcing the government to a referendum.

This website tries to explain that one of the main reason behind this project (building a second tunnel not to isolate Ticino – the only Swiss State south of the Alps) was not a valid one, as a lots of inhabitants were actually oppose to the building of the second tunnel, due do the huge increase of triassic jams generated by people crossing Switzerland on the north-south axis.
The one-page website was aimed at German– and French–speaking parts of Switzerland and was therefore in two languages. An illustration was made for each of the 6 reason given to vote agains the second road tunnel.
Suisse – Société multiculturelle
Batch
CH-X — Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescent
Casks specification
Website
2015
Year
Snapshot
Book design
Speficitation
In Switzerland, military service is mandatory for youth males. They have to take approximately a half year to do their service when they become major, at the age of 18. The basic idea behind CH-X — Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescent, is to use this huge amount of persons as sample for scientific surveys.

We did the book layout for the 23rd volume of this series of publication, "Suisse – Société multiculturelle. Du point de vue des jeunes d'aujourd'hui".
Ganasa Team
Batch
Inline Hockey Team
Casks specification
2008—
Year
Snapshot
Logo, apparel design, website design and development
Speficitation
The Ganasa Team is an inline hockey team that plays in local amateur tournaments around Ticino. Truth be told, is the team were I play as a goalie and more than a team, is a great groups of awesome people.

We designed the logos and had the chance to design the jerseys we use during the games, as well as the t-shirt and other apparel we like to wear, as if we were a professional team.

It's actually something we like a lot when doing design works: it doesn't matter if you are the best team in a professional league or a group of friends in an amateur league that struggles winning a single game (it's not our case): design should always look professional.
Veg-i-Trade – Safe food for a changing world
Batch
European FP7 Project
Casks specification
2010—2015
Year
Snapshot
Full visual identity, website design and development, print design, illustration
Speficitation
Veg-i-Trade was a big research project funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, with partners not only in Europe but also in India, Brazil, Egypt and South Africa.

It aimed at finding better and safer ways to manage the fresh food chain of vegetables and fruits focusing on the "biological" hazards as well as the social ones.
To present the Bonseyes project at conferences and in-person meetings, an A5 flyer has been developed. The flyers contained basic information regarding the project and its partners and showcases several illustrations we developed.
To present the Bonseyes project at conferences and in-person meetings, an A5 flyer has been developed. The flyers contained basic information regarding the project and its partners and showcases several illustrations we developed.
To present the Bonseyes project at conferences and in-person meetings, an A5 flyer has been developed. The flyers contained basic information regarding the project and its partners and showcases several illustrations we developed.
Matrimonio Nina e Andrea
Batch
Marriage invitations
Casks specification
2015
Year
Snapshot
Invitation design and illustrations.
Speficitation
Andrea and Nina are two awesome people and we designed the invitation for their special day.
Richard Voile
Batch
Sailing school, Yverdon-les-bains
Casks specification
2017
Year
Specialty
Visual identity, rubber stamp for visit cards.
Speficitation
Richard Voile est un bateau-école qui navigue sur le lac de Neuchâtel est passe les jours de tempête au port de Grandson.

On est assez fier du logo qu'on lui a concocté: malgré une construction géométrique assez rigide, il communique passablement d'émotions.
La structure arrondie du logo nous a permis de plus de l'imprimer sur un tampon en caoutchouc, qui va permettre au titulaire d'imprimer ses propres cartes de visite.