The barricade in the Menilmontant area is not far from Førtifem, a studio created by Jessica Daubertes and Adrien Havet. They are together in life and at work, so in 2011, they decided to dedicate themselves to their passion for graphic design, using the black of gravings and the blue of tatoos.
«This collaboration was first and foremost a great opportunity to dive deep down into that bitter part of the history of Paris. Far away from the coblestones and the fallen Vendome column, we chose to focus on the dreadful fate of those thousands of banished communards, who were in exile in the tropics. To pay our tribute to them, we decided to recreate the graphic language of the revolutionaries, with a wide gallery of convicts’ tatoos gone from canon fire to sunburn.»