Opéragraphiks™ is the pseudonym of the French graffiti artist and graphic designer, Stéphane Vignal. He lives and resides in Paris.
In 1998, Stéphane’s artistic ability began within the realm of traditional graffiti style, under the artistic name of Starone. His style started to develop and evolve by drawing from the influences of certain codes of the American and German street culture until 2005.
Passionate about graphic arts and design, he obtained a degree in visual communication in a Parisian school. His talent provided him with numerous opportunities straight out of the university. He worked freelance for several years before opening his own agency. In August 2008, his agency, 2HS Design was launched with his two associates.
His role in the agency is graphic design and artistic direction for other advertising agencies, corporate enterprises and large groups.
It therefore gives him the freedom to work on more personal projects in parallel by collaborating with other artists on various projects revolving around the publishing, fashion, music or video.
In 2006, Stéphane changed his artistic name to Opéragraphiks™. It gave him the opportunity to provide a “graphic” work in his paints and in his artist’s identity. Gradually he moved away from what he was previously known for, graffiti. He allowed himself to be more consistent with his own likes and really represent his vision.
He now loves to play with typography, primary forms, and he is passionate for movements like Constructivism, Retro-futurism, and the Bauhaus School, that is a very deep inspiration for him.