Lara Dautun (
I am a graphic designer experimenting with alternative forms of publishing, and enthusiastically designing books , websites and other coding bricolages, typefaces, and from time to time writing texts or fabricating images .

Comment j’ai appris à ne plus m’en faire et à aimer la révolution (Horologium Florae)

Website/ Coding
2023, in collaboration with Luuse and Marie Lécrivain, lien ↝
screenshots of a website with text and photographs of lowers on a purple background
Website-documentation of the in situ piece “Comment j’ai appris à ne plus m’en faire et à aimer la révolution” by Marc Buchy, in Besançon, France.

The Amateur Feminist Library

Research/ coding/ installation/ editorial
red, pink and grey posters on a wooden background ring-bound publications, printed in black and white and with pink paper inserts on a bookshelf scanned publications on black background
+ Feminism is a fragile archive, fragmentary, scattered here and there, confined in boxes, attics, and memories. The Feminist Amateur Library aims to bring these shatters and splatters into the physical world, allowing us to touch them and to be touched by them*. Departing from a digital collection of North-American feminist periodicals (dating from 1968-1992), the library decided to take this collection into its own hands, or rather, to put it in the hands of communities, aiming to make these publications more accessible.
Two Stories of Feminist Publishing
Research/ Website/ Web-to-print
2023, link ↝
+ Bachelor thesis and documentation. This research focused on the Women in Print Movement in the Netherlands during the second feminist wave. Its aim was to shed light on histories unjustly excluded from the book history, highlighting their relevance and resonances in contemporary design and publishing practices. Through the analysis of the movement's archives, but also through interviews with its participants, emerge a rich and varied reservoir of ideas and approaches for more sustainable, inclusive and emancipatory publishing practices, but also stories of love, friendship and solidarity.
Type Design/ Coding
Typographic experimentations in Python
Hulk is a bulky font programmed in Python (Drawbot), using the creative potential of non-standardised tools to invent new shapes.
The Mosquito Newspaper
Identity/ Editorial Design/ Type Design/ Coding
2021, 32 pages, 210 × 297 mm
+ An open-ended and open-source identity for KABK's (Royal Academy of Arts The Hague) independent student newspaper. Flexible, collective and collaborative rather than authoritarian and restrictive, this protean identity intends to leave space for interpretation and evolve through time, along with the groups of students constituting the Journal team.
Letters From the Sublime
Image/ Writing/ Coding
2021, 11 riso-printed postcards
+ A literary and visual dissection of my Sublime. 11 envelops were sent to 11 persons, asking them about their Sublime.
The unsuspected Poetics of Water Towers
Editorial Practices/ Coding
Website (Html, Css, Js)
An immobile trip on the roads of France, lost somewhere between brutalism, concrete and cows.